We’ve all experienced those days when everything aligns perfectly, and being in the right place at the right time can lead to unexpected fortune. Whether you’re gifting a Powerball lottery ticket this holiday season, or feeling lucky heading into the new year, a study has revealed the luckiest states in the US using Powerball data.

Among the 45 states participating in the Powerball, four have yet to produce a jackpot winner, while others boast multiple success stories. Merely residing in a different state could significantly enhance your chances of winning a life-changing sum. The question remains: which regions are the most fortuitous when it comes to jackpot success?

Top 10 US States with the highest number of jackpot winners per million people

RankStateJackpot Winners per Million People
2New Hampshire3.56
3West Virginia2.83
4Rhode Island2.75
6South Dakota2.17

Established in April 1992, Powerball has evolved into one of the world’s premier and widely recognized lottery games, offering substantial jackpots and the opportunity to secure various other prizes.

The most substantial jackpot ever claimed in the history of the game reached an unparalleled $2.04 billion in November 2022, standing as a world-record prize. In the state of Iowa, the largest Powerball jackpot was secured in October 2018. Lerynne West of Redfield emerged as the fortunate winner of the $343.9 million Powerball prize. Her winning ticket shared the colossal $687.8 million Powerball jackpot with a ticket in New York, following the drawing on October 27, 2018.

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