So we’re heading toward $1.5 Billion this Saturday – the third largest jackpot in US history. Will someone in Massachusetts win the big one? I mean, everyone has equal odds – BUT – when we look state-by-state the chances of a Massachusetts resident winning look pretty bleak. The last time someone from Mass won the Powerball jackpot was on August 23, 2017 when Mavis Wanczyk won the $133.2 million big prize. Before that you’d have to go back to December 11, 2013 when Maureen & Stephen Hinckley split the jackpot with another winner from Nebraska.
I found a database of winners and counted up all of the Powerball Jackpot winners from each state. What I found is that if you really want to win, Pennsylvania is where it’s at. Massachusetts is not. And one New England state has had ZERO winners. Yikes. Here’s how it all shakes out: