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Powerball Jackpot: These States Have Sold The Most Winning Tickets




There were no big treats from the Halloween night Powerball drawing, as none of the tickets sold matched all six numbers. The winning numbers drawn Monday were: white balls 13, 19, 36, 39, 59 and the red power ball 13.

The lack of a winner means the next drawing Wednesday night will be for a massive $1.2 billion jackpot, the 4th-largest in U.S. history.

While some numbers have a better chance of being winners, it seems where you buy your tickets can also impact your chances of walking away with the big prize.

More jackpot-winning tickets have been sold in Pennsylvania than in any other state, Powerball records show. A total of 18 winners have been recorded in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the most recent jackpot in early August worth $122.4 million.

This year, winning tickets have already been sold in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Arizona, Connecticut, California and Wisconsin. That doesn’t necessarily mean a winner can’t hail from one of those states again — in 2008, for example, Pennsylvania had back-to-back jackpot winners.

Florida has sold the second-most jackpot-winning tickets at 16. That includes the largest Powerball jackpot ever, a $1.586 billion pot split between winners in Florida, California and Tennessee in 2016.

Below are the states where the most Powerball jackpots have been hit:

Pennsylvania: 18
Florida: 16
Indiana and New York: 12
California, Missouri and New Jersey: 11
Louisiana: 10

If you’re lucky enough to win the jackpot during Monday night’s drawing, you can receive your pot as an annuity (30 graduated payments over 29 years) or as a lump sum. According to Powerball, the jackpot has a cash value of $596 million.

Good luck everyone!