Kansas Among Luckiest States When It Comes To Lottery Winners

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Americans of all ages and backgrounds likely share a similar dream, that being the vision of capturing the biggest lottery jackpot and bringing home a staggering sum of money.

In Kansas, there have been 12 Powerball winners, with the Sunflower State ranking in a tie with New York and California for the 10th most nationally.

With National Lottery Day coming up July 17, we took a break from covering Kansas sports betting and decided to look at the states that have had the most luck winning the Powerball. BetKansas.com utilized Powerball.com’s Media Center to gather the 10 states with the most residents who have won the lottery.

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Luckiest Lottery States

RankStateAmount of Powerball Winners
T-10New York12

Kansas Among Leaders In Powerball Winners

Whether it be the anonymous winner that took home a $92.9 million jackpot at Cosentino’s Price Chopper in Overland Park in 2022 or a number of other similar stories, there’s no shortage of good news for Kansas Powerball players over the years.

The largest Jackpot winner in Kansas since 2000 was a $96.6 million haul by Donald Damon at Dillons in Great Bend back in 2009, knocking off the Overland Park winner’s haul from last year on a statewide basis.

Although Kansas has featured a number of big winners, it might be easier to make a steady win with Kansas sports betting apps.

Overall, Kansas has produced 12 Powerball winners, ranking behind national leaders Indiana (39 winners), Missouri (31), Minnesota (22), Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (19 apiece).

Kansas finished directly behind Arizona’s 14 Powerball winners, while Kentucky (18), Louisiana (17) and Florida (16) were the other states to make their way into the top 10.

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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