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Which States Have Won the Most on Mega Millions?

26 states. Is yours on the list?

In the history of the game, 26 states have won Mega Millions jackpots—some more than others! Is geography in your favor? Here are the luckiest states in America for hitting the Mega Millions jackpot

As always, take this list with a grain of salt. South Carolina, for example, has only won 1 Mega Millions jackpot—but it was a pretty historic one. (#MegaBillions forever).

Plus, there are five states that don’t have state lotteries: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. Mississippi's state lottery is still relatively new—it began selling Mega Millions tickets in January 2020. Learn more about how to play Mega Millions here. 

Mega Millions Jackpot Winners By State

Source: Mega Millions
State Jackpots Won 
New York 40
California 33
New Jersey 22
Ohio 20
Michigan 18
Georgia 17
Illinois 14
Texas 13
Maryland 11
Virginia 9
Washington  5
Massachusetts  3
Pennsylvania 3
Arizona 2
Florida 2
Indiana 2
Missouri 2
North Carolina 2
Tennessee 2
Arkansas 1
Idaho 1
Kansas 1
Minnesota 1
New Hampshire 1
Rhode Island 1
South Carolina 1
Wisconsin 1

*Updated as of Mega Millions jackpot win in IL on July 29, 2022

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