Luckiest States For Powerball Players

Luckiest States For Powerball Players
Fact Checked by Jim Tomlin

Few dreams unite Americans from all backgrounds quite like the ideal of winning the jackpot, whether it be at your local casino or through a number of lottery games at the state and national level. It’s the same feeling as winning your wagers at top US betting sites, but with no sports knowledge required.

One such national outlet is the semiweekly Powerball game, which awards staggering sums several times a year to one (or more) lucky Americans. So that brings up the question of which states have the best luck when it comes to producing jackpot winners.

St. Patrick’s Day – a day celebrating the “Luck of the Irish” and all its traditions – is March 17. So decided to look at the states that have had the most luck winning the Powerball. We check out’s Media Center to gather the 10 states that have the most residents who have won the Powerball Jackpot since 2010. If you’re feeling lucky for March Madness, check out the best legal sports betting apps available.

Luckiest States For Powerball Winners

Rank State Jackpot Winners Since 2010
T1 Florida 14
T1 California 14
3 New York 13
4 New Jersey 11
5 Tennessee 7
T6 Pennsylvania 6
T6 Missouri 6
T8 Michigan 5
T8 Arizona 5
T10 Ohio 4
T10 North Carolina 4
T10 Wisconsin 4
T10 Delaware 4

Which States Have Had Most Powerball Winners

In Powerball, which is available in 45 states and the District of Columbia, players choose five numbers between 1 and 69, then a Powerball between 1 and 26.

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Since 2010, the states with the most Powerball winners have been Florida and California, with 14 winners apiece. Those two states are followed by New Jersey (11 winners) and Tennessee (seven).

Rounding out the list of 10 lucky states when it comes to the Powerball jackpot are Pennsylvania and Missouri (six winners each since 2010), Michigan and Arizona (five winners each) and Ohio, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Delaware (all tied for 10th with four each).

Whoever pulls the next Powerball jackpot (meaning they hit all five numbers plus the Powerball) will take home a jackpot of at least $600 million. Nobody has won the big prize since Jan. 1, when an anonymous player in Michigan hit a jackpot worth $842.4 million if taken in annuity payments (or $425 million and change in cash up front).

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at specializing in covering sports betting issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.