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October 27, 2022


Hi, Shirley. It is true that there will be more winners in an area where more tickets are being sold. Every ticket has the same odds of winning, but more tickets being purchased = more winnings in that particular area simply due to the volume of plays involved. Sales are obviously huge in a state like New York or Florida as compared to Iowa because their populations are so much bigger than ours. Over time, a state will have the number of winners proportional to its population base, and that has been the case across the game. Nine Iowa Lottery players have won Powerball jackpots so far, so we think we're doing OK!

It seems like there are more winners in the eastern, especially northeaster states. Is it just me? Not very many in the Midwest.

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