The Luckiest States in America May Surprise You

Your odds of becoming a millionaire by winning a Powerball Jackpot are roughly 1 in 292 million. But, believe it or not, your chances improve depending on where you live. Focusing only on Powerball winners, these are the luckiest states in America. One tiny state has huge lottery payouts (page 10).

15. Iowa (TIE)

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Iowa’s taxes take a big cut from Powerball winners | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Number of Powerball winners: 8

Iowa has eight Powerball winners. But Hawkeye State residents also has some of the highest tax burdens in the U.S., so after Uncle Sam takes his cut, the state gets its money, leaving winners with a lot less.

Next: A cautionary tale about winning big.

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