Which States Participate in the Powerball Lottery Game?
The Powerball lottery game can be found across 45 American states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands; with some states being more successful at winning than others at winning jackpots – Indiana being particularly prolific with 39 winners thus far; however there have been other lucky states too which have seen nine-figure winners as well as Indiana. This article discusses which states take part and some of their major jackpot winners from each state.
Colorado puts all profits from ticket sales back into their state’s natural beauty by raising funds for the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, Conservation Trust Fund and State Park System. Colorado also allows players to purchase season tickets at a discounted rate for future draws.
Massachusetts has seen numerous big wins since joining the Powerball lottery in 1982, most notably Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee who made headlines after she won an unprecedented $758 Million Prize in August 2017! Though her initial plan was to take a step back and ‘hide in bed’ with her fortune, Mavis soon changed her mind and revealed her plans of using it to assist others.
Many dream of winning a Powerball jackpot, but some players are better at playing it than others. One advantage to winning Powerball prize is that winners may choose to remain anonymous if desired, something many of the state’s luckiest players have done with one man from West Allis taking home $477 Million alone! Wisconsin began selling Powerball tickets since 1992; its proceeds are then used for funding Education Initiative Fund, Pharmaceutical Assistance Program and General Fund initiatives.
South Carolina lottery players may remain anonymous since 2002 when it began selling lottery games, with its main objective of raising over $5 billion for public education and selling special scratch-off games that raise funds for various causes including breast cancer research.
New York is an extremely popular location for playing the Powerball lottery, boasting its share of nine-figure winners. Unfortunately, due to high tax rates and local levies in New York ticket prices are among the highest nationwide; however, that money goes toward public education initiatives and more! New York also offers numerous online betting options, making placing bets from anywhere easy.
Nebraska stands out as one of the few states where purchasing lottery tickets with credit cards is legal; Nebraska has been selling Powerball since it replaced Lotto America in 1992 and has seen several large winners emerge including Mark and Cindy Hill from Dearborn who claimed half of a $587 Million prize back in 2012. For added anonymity, Nebraska allows its players to claim their prizes through legal trusts or limited liability companies; additionally it offers Double Play as an option on all tickets sold within its borders.