By Liam Wilson
Have you ever wondered what the statistics say about lottery winners? For example, is it important in which state you play the lotto ticket? And how do those that are lucky enough to win jackpots change?
In this article, we are focusing on the most intriguing lottery statistics. We’ll discuss trends in various lotteries but also focus on lotto winners.Our article will reveal shocking facts about how their lives change after landing the jackpot. If you are ready to discover impressive information, check out the statistics we found below!
What State Has the Most Lottery Winners?
The United States can brag that they have two arguably the most popular lotteries in the world. That’s understandable because these games offer the highest jackpots from all lotteries available. We are talking about US Powerball and MegaMillions, which both have a guaranteed jackpot fund of $40 million. That sum often went up, and there were times when people won over $500 million.
If we count only the biggest winners in these two lotteries, we conclude that Indiana and California top the list with 41 jackpot wins.
Here is the top-ten list of states with the most lottery winners
If you take a closer look at the statistics, you realize Indiana and California both had a huge majority of winnings at a single lottery. In Indiana, there were 39 Powerball winners and 2 MegaMillions jackpots. As for California, 32 out of 41 grand prizes were in MegaMillions.
What States Have Won the Powerball and MegaMillions Jackpots?
You are now familiar with the states that top the list of lottery winners, so let’s get a closer look at each game. Do all states have lotto jackpot winners?
The answer is no, but that wouldn’t even be possible. Some states consider lotto games illegal, and others don’t have the two biggest lotteries available on their territories. Here is a detailed analysis of the states where players who won the biggest jackpots reside!
Powerball – Winners by State
If you are aiming for a Powerball jackpot win, the statistics say you should move to Indiana. That state had 39 jackpots in 27 years of US Powerball, which is impressive. Some other states that keep the rate at over one jackpot per year include Missouri (31 in 27 years) and Pennsylvania (18 in 17 years).
Now, let’s take a look at the table of all Powerball jackpots and the states where they were won