New research has revealed the luckiest lottery states, and Indiana has secured an impressive spot in the Top 5.

How The Study was Conducted

The study conducted by Top online casino HotSlot analyzed past winners of Powerball and Mega Millions since the inception of their records. The number of winners in each state was then calculated based on the population, determining the states with the highest number of winners per 1,000,000 people. The data was sourced from the official websites of Mega Millions and Powerball.


Indiana Loves a Good Game of Chance

Indiana's impressive lottery performance reflects the state's enthusiasm and participation in these games of chance. The thrill of winning big prizes has captured the imagination of Indiana residents, making the state a significant player in the lottery arena.

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Small but Mighty

Despite the slightly lower population compared to other states on the list, Indiana has seen a remarkable number of winners. The smaller states have proved that luck is not bound by size. Even larger states like Texas and California failed to make it into the top ten.


The findings highlight the allure and fascination of lotteries, where dreams can become reality with the stroke of luck. While the odds of winning a lottery jackpot are slim, the number of winners in smaller states like Indiana showcases the undeniable "luck" that prevails.

Top of the List

Delaware topped the list, followed by New Hampshire and Rhode Island. However, Indiana stood out with the most winners on the list. According to the study, Indiana boasts a total of 41 winners, comprising 39 Powerball winners and 2 Mega Millions winners placing it in the Top 5.

Indiana Ranks #4

While this number might be the highest on the list, when accounting for population, Indiana ranks fourth with 6.13 winners per 1,000,000 people. The largest lottery win in the state occurred in 2016 on Mega Millions, with an astonishing value of $536 million.


Indiana Is a Lucky Lottery State

Indiana has undoubtedly earned its place among the luckiest lottery states. With its numerous winners and incredible jackpot prizes, the state continues to offer excitement and anticipation to its lottery enthusiasts. Whether it's Powerball or Mega Millions, Indiana residents have proven that they are no strangers to winning big.

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