Here's the luckiest state for Powerball jackpots
As the payout for Wednesday's drawing grows, America again starts dreaming big. If history is any guide, people in the Keystone State can dream a little bigger.
No one won Saturday's $307 million jackpot, which means that ticket buyers in 43 states and Washington, D.C., stand a chance to take home enough cash to do whatever they wanted for the rest of their lives. And here's the obligatory downer: The odds of that actually happening are 1 in 175 million.
But residents of Pennsylvania may have better odds than most. That state has sold 16 jackpot-winning Powerball tickets since 2003 -- the most of any state, according to The Star-Ledger.
To really get at this issue, you need to look at how many Powerball tickets are sold in Pennsylvania and other states, and that data isn't readily available. You also need to know when the states joined the Powerball. In the end, you'd probably conclude that where you live doesn't really matter.
But if you could fly anywhere in the country to buy a Powerball ticket, it couldn't hurt to buy one in Pennsylvania. Of course, if you had the money to fly anywhere you wanted just for a lottery ticket, you probably don't need that jackpot as much as the rest of us.
Here's the list of the luckiest states for Powerball jackpots, according to The Star-Ledger:
Pennsylvania: 16 jackpots won
Indiana: 11 jackpots
Louisiana : 8 jackpots
Florida: 7 jackpots
Missouri: 7 jackpots
Iowa: 6 jackpots
Minnesota: 6 jackpots
South Carolina: 6 jackpots
Arizona, Connecticut, Kentucky and Wisconsin: 5 jackpots each
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I don't understand why the odds would be any better in any given State since this is supposed to be a "random" drawing. It shouldn't matter where you purchase them.
Isn't it just the luck of the draw!!!!
I'd buy a nice mansion in a reclusive mountainous region of the country, and enjoy it.
Nobody's set for life. Anyone who dies with an estate does so because it's been managed right, which is more than can be said for that of Mike Tyson, Lenny Dykstra or anyone who's p***ed away their lottery winnings.
Interesting stat for those of us in PA, though
So why is California putting all of it's money into a jackpot that other states are winning. I noticed
Mega Bucks is won by Ohio more often than California? Strange enough that we buy the most tickets and win the least of Mega and not once in power ball! Maybe we are due Wed. night! Maybe "Not"..
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