Massachusetts Ranks As A Top State For Lottery Probability
If you’ve ever wondered in which state you have the best chances of winning the lottery, Lottery Critic has detailed that information. The information includes the probability of winning the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries on the East Coast. It turns out that Massachusetts ranks in the top ten in probability of winning the lottery (Powerball, Mega Ball).
“At LotteryCritic.com, we have analyzed the winning probabilities and ticket sales to gain insights into which states have the highest likelihood of winning the top three prizes,” they state.
The overall results produced some surprising information. Florida has sold the most winning lottery tickets, and Washington DC has sold the fewest winning tickets. In addition, Virginia is the only state that has sold the jackpot in both lotteries.
“Lottery Critic’s analysis suggests that population size and ticket sales volume play a significant role in the number of wins for each state. While individual probabilities of winning vary, the key to enhancing one’s odds lies in participating more frequently, rather than focusing on specific states,” Lottery Critic concludes.
Massachusetts Ranks # 6
In both the Mega Ball, there’s a .000134% chance of scoring the 4 numbers + the Powerball prize in Massachusetts. For the Powerball, your chances are slightly higher at .0011% in getting the 4+ the Powerball prize. With the 5 numbers and the 5 numbers + Powerball, the percentages are harder, but Massachusetts remains the sixth-best state for your chance to win.
As for major lottery winners in Massachusetts, MassLive says, “The two largest lottery prizes won in Massachusetts so far in 2023 were $33 million and $31 million Mega Millions jackpot prizes. The tickets were each sold a week apart.”
Lottery Critic determined that Massachusetts ranks as a top state in probability for winning the lottery based around gathering data specific to each state, and the number of winning tickets sold there. You can check out the full report here.