Over the years, how many lottery winners have come from Arizona?

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Few things unite Americans quite like the shared aspiration of winning the lottery and receiving a life-changing amount of money in an instant.

Arizona has a strong connection to the lottery, as it ranks ninth among all states for producing Powerball winners.

To celebrate National Lottery Day on July 17, we took a break from covering Arizona sports betting to investigate which states have produced the most Powerball winners. By analyzing data from Powerball.com’s Media Center, yengols.com compiled a list of the top 10 states with the luckiest lottery players.

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Luckiest Lottery States

RankStateAmount of Powerball Winners
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How Arizona compares in terms of lottery winners

Arizona ranks ninth in the country for the number of Powerball winners, with a total of 14 winners. They fall between Florida, which has 16 winners at No. 8, and Kansas, New York, and California, all tied for No. 10 with 12 winners each.

Like Arizona, Kansas and New York have recently enacted laws to legalize sports betting. In April, betting apps in Arizona brought in over $531 million in handle.

Indiana has garnered 39 Powerball winners nationwide, compared to Missouri’s 31.

The latest Powerball jackpot winner in Arizona was a winning ticket worth $473.1 million that went unclaimed at a QuikTrip store in Gilbert.

The most recent winner in the state claimed a $60 million jackpot on April 1, 2017 at Scenic General Store in Littlefield. The winner decided to keep their identity private.

Arizona has produced three Powerball winners since 2000, each taking home a minimum of $100 million. The biggest jackpot of $587.5 million was claimed by Matthew Good at a Fountain Hills 4 Sons Food Stores on November 28, 2012.

Regardless of the jackpot size, individuals of all ages in Arizona likely share the same aspiration of hitting it big in the Powerball jackpot, following in the footsteps of the 14 previous winners.


Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has a background of more than seven years covering sports and sports betting in Arizona. He has gained experience from his previous roles at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. Currently, he serves as the lead writer at yengols.com.

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