Here Are The Luckiest States to Win The $1 Billion Powerball
Nobody won Monday’s $922 million Powerball jackpot, meaning the prize for Wednesday’s drawing has increased to an estimated $1 billion. The jackpot will likely be worth even more if ticket sales surge prior to the drawing. As it now stands, Wednesday’s prize will be the third-largest in Powerball history and the seventh-highest in the history of the lottery. The biggest Powerball jackpot ever was $2.04 billion, which was won last year. Should the winner of Wednesday’s drawing decide to take a lump sum payment instead of annual installments, that person will take home about $516.8 millon, lottery officials say.
Speaking of the lottery, word is Indiana or Missouri have been ranked the luckiest Powerball states the U.S. by the sports betting sit BetMissouri.com. Indiana can boast a total of 39 Powerball winners, while Missouri has seen 31 – the next closest state on the list is Minnesota at 22. The unluckiest state? Kansas, New York, and California are all tied for last place with just 12 Powerball winners each.