One was from a ticket purchased in Georgia, another from Indiana and a $16 million jackpot prize that went unclaimed in Florida. Powerball was launched in 23 states in 1992, and its membership has gradually increased in the years since. As a result, some states have seen more jackpot winners than others. Use our interactive map to see how many jackpots have been claimed in your state, and find out where it stands compared to other states in the table beneath. Although we record wins of all amounts, we have filtered out any wins which were below $5000 from the list below, otherwise the list can be filled with low value jackpots that are won several times a day.

You can change the sorting of the list by clicking on the column headers (use shift+click to sort on multiple columns at once). The Golden State did not make the study’s Top 10 list of luckiest states to win the Powerball jackpot. As of April 1, 2020, California reported a population metric of 39.5 million people. Rounding off the Top 3 on this list is Rhode Island at third place.

After accumulating data for several years we thought it would be fun and interesting to put together an infographic that distills much of the data into an interesting snapshot. We show you where the big winners are most likely to live and compare the odds of winning a jackpot to other life changing events. What do you think is more likely – to be eaten by a shark or blown up by a terrorist, or win a multi-million dollar jackpot? Check out the infographic for the answer to this and more interesting questions. “With an estimated 989,948 residents, the state is among the smallest of all states eligible to play the Powerball, behind Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.” Delaware last won the $121 million jackpot in 2016.

After 25% was withheld for federal taxes and another 6% for state taxes, Curry received about $120 million. Florida had at least one ticket on Monday that matched five and got the power play number, all adding up to a $2 million win. There were match five winners who won $1 million in California, Indiana, Oregon and Virginia. Since the last Powerball prize on 3 August there had been 40 drawings without a winner – tying the record set last year, according to the Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association, which administers the Powerball.

In a press conference, owner Joe Chahayed Jr. said he wanted to share the money with his 11 grandchildren. Chahayed and his his son, Joe Chahayed Jr., posed for pictures outside Joe’s Service Center. Retailers typically get a small piece of the grand prize, but because lottery ticket sales pushed the Powerball jackpot well over $2 billion, the bonus prize grew, too.

One winning Mega Millions ticket worth $522 million was sold in San Diego, California for the drawing held on June 7, 2019. The highly anticipated drawing was delayed because a participating lottery was still processing its sales and play data, the Multi-State Lottery Association said. Powerball officials said they have “strict security requirements” that 48 participating lotteries must must meet before a drawing can occur.

The identity of the lottery retailer was released a day after the drawing. For the sole winner of the $2.04 billion Powerball drawing in November 2022, life seems a bit more glamorous. Edwin Castro won the largest-ever lottery jackpot, and he opted for a lump sum of $997.6 million, just shy of $1 billion, according to the California Lottery.

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A Mega Millions ticket worth $536 million was sold at a Speedway in Cambridge City, Indiana for the July 8, 2016 drawing. The winners were a married couple with two children who set up a limited liability corporation, allowing them to claim their prize anonymously. After Castro claimed his winnings as a one-time, lump sum payment on Valentine’s Day, three months after the drawing, he bought a $25.5 million estate in Hollywood Hills on March 1. According to USA TODAY, the 13,500-square-foot mansion sits on a 0.58-acre lot and features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, game room, wine cellar, movie theater, bar, spa and fitness studio. Although no one won Monday’s jackpot prize, a ticket purchased in Illinois matched all five white balls for a $1 million prize, according to lottery officials.

The California Lottery said a winner’s full name, the name and location of the retailer that sold the ticket, and the amount of the winnings, including the gross and net installment payments, are all subject to disclosure. It could be a while before the identity of the Powerball winner is revealed. In California, Powerball jackpot winners have a year to claim their prize, according to the state lottery website. The winning $432 million Mega Millions lottery ticket that was bought in a Manhattan pizza joint Tuesday night is the largest jackpot in Big Apple history. A mandatory federal tax withholding of 24% on gambling winnings would immediately reduce that amount by around $240 million for a single prize winner, who would take home $758 million, though the taxman is far from finished.

Our statistics can help you to choose a game that will maximise your expected payoff should you win. The higher the jackpot is, the lower the casino’s advantage over you as a player and it is even possible that a jackpot can rise to the point where it grants the advantage to the player. In fact, we identify jackpots with known break-even amounts and their current RTP values here. One winning Powerball ticket worth $559.7 million was sold in New Hampshire for the drawing on Jan. 6, 2018. The winner turned out to be a New Hampshire woman, who took legal action to remain anonymous, even though her state says lottery winners’ names and hometowns are public information, CBS News reported.

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