How Many Lottery Winners Has Arizona Produced Over The Years?

Fact Checked by Michael Peters

There are few dreams that unite Americans quite like the vision of hitting the lottery jackpot and taking home a life-changing amount of cash in one fell swoop.

It’s also true there’s a longstanding connection between Arizona and the lottery, with the Grand Canyon State producing the ninth-most Powerball winners of any state.

With National Lottery Day coming July 17, we took a break from Arizona sports betting coverage to look at the states with the most luck winning the Powerball. utilized’s Media Center to gather the 10 states that have the most residents who have won the lottery.

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Luckiest Lottery States

RankStateAmount of Powerball Winners
T-10New York12

How Arizona Stacks Up In Terms of Lottery Winners

Arizona’s 14 Powerball winners stands as the ninth most of any state in the country, sandwiched between No. 8 Florida (16) and three states that tied for No. 10, in Kansas, New York and California, who all had 12 winners apiece.

Like Arizona, Kansas and New York have legalized sports betting. Arizona betting apps took in more than $531 million in handle in April.

Nationally, Indiana (39 winners) and Missouri (31) have had the most Powerball winners.

In Arizona, the most recent Powerball winner was a $473.1 million winning ticket that went unclaimed from a QuikTrip location in Gilbert.

The most recent claimed winner in the state was a $60 million jackpot by an anonymous Arizonan on April 1, 2017 at Scenic General Store in Littlefield.

In total, there have been three Powerball winners of at least $100 million apiece in Arizona since 2000, with the most being a $587.5 million haul that Matthew Good won at a Fountain Hills 4 Sons Food Stores location on Nov. 28, 2012.

Regardless of the jackpot amount, Arizonans of all ages likely share a dream of hitting it big in the thrice-weekly Powerball jackpot, joining the 14 others that have done so over the years.


Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is the lead writer at after covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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