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These States Have the Most Powerball Winners

Money Staff
This state has a whopping 39 wins

If you purchased a Powerball lottery ticket in Indiana, you may be in luck.

As millions around the country await Powerball number drawings Wednesday evening, it’s likely those with tickets from the Hoosier state can rest a bit easy. With 39 winners, Indiana has the most Powerball jackpot recipients than any other state in the U.S., according to data provided by the Multi-State Lottery Association.

Despite 21 failed drawings for a jackpot winner, it’s possible someone on Wednesday evening may walk away with the $700 million prize — the second-largest in Powerball jackpot history. How much they’ll have to pay in taxes depends on which state they win in. If Indiana strikes gold yet again, the winner will have a 3.5% state tax — which means they’ll keep a bit more money than those who may win in other states.

Of course, the number of jackpot wins in each state or territory has something to do with when they joined the Powerball lottery. Indiana, Wisconsin, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kentucky, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Oregon, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Missouri and Washington, D.C., were the first to participate in Powerball when it launched in April 1992. That means they are more likely to have a higher number of jackpot wins.

Twenty-five years later, 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands all participate in the game.

Indiana isn’t the only lucky one. While some of the top-winning states have an edge on others for their longevity in the lottery, some states that recently joined have Powerball winners. For example, California joined in 2013 and now has eight jackpot winners.

Ahead of tonight’s drawing, see how your state or territory stacks up, starting with the luckiest:

Indiana

Wins: 39

Year started: 1992

Missouri

Wins: 31

Year started: 1992

Minnesota

Wins: 22

Year started: 1992

Kentucky

Wins: 18

Year started: 1992

Pennsylvania

Wins: 17

Year started: 2002

Wisconsin

Wins: 16

Year started: 1992

Louisiana

Wins: 15

Year started: 1999

Arizona

Wins: 13

Year started: 1994

Kansas

Wins: 11

Year started: 1992

Washington, D.C.

Wins: 11

Year started: 1992

Florida

Wins: 12

Year started: 2009

Delaware

Wins: 10

Year started: 1992

Nebraska

Wins: 10

Year started: 1994

New Hampshire

Wins: 10

Year started: 1995

California

Wins: 8

Year started: 2013

Connecticut

Wins: 8

Year started: 1995

Iowa

Wins: 8

Year started: 1992

Rhode Island

Wins: 8

Year started: 1992

West Virginia

Wins: 8

Year started: 1992

South Carolina

Wins: 7

Year started: 2002

New Jersey

Wins: 7

Year started: 2010

Georgia

Wins: 6

Year started: 1995-1996; 2010

New York

Wins: 6

Year started: 2010

Tennessee

Wins: 6

Year started: 2004

Idaho

Wins: 5

Year started: 1992

New Mexico

Wins: 5

Year started: 1996

Montana

Wins: 4

Year started: 1992

North Carolina

Wins: 4

Year started: 2006

Oklahoma

Wins: 4

Year started: 2006

Oregon

Wins: 4

Year started: 1992

Massachusetts

Wins: 3

Year started: 2010

Michigan

Wins: 3

Year started: 2010

Ohio

Wins: 3

Year started: 2010

South Dakota

Wins: 3

Year started: 1992

Colorado

Wins: 2

Year started: 2001

Puerto Rico

Wins: 2

Year started: 2014

Illinois

Wins: 2

Year started: 2010

Maryland

Wins: 2

Year started: 2010

Texas

Wins: 2

Year started: 2010

Arkansas

Wins: 1

Year started: 2009

Virginia

Wins: 1

Year started: 2010

Washington

Wins: 1

Year started: 2010

Maine

Wins: 0

Year started: 2004

North Dakota

Wins: 0

Year started: 2004

Virgin Islands

Wins: 0

Year started: 2002

Vermont

Wins: 0

Year started: 2003

Wyoming

Wins: 0

Year started: 2014