WV Near The Top For Lottery Wins

As we've reported, West Virginia has had it's share of lottery millionaires so far this year. Nine Powerball tickets worth at least $1 million have been sold in West Virginia this year. The latest winner stepped forward last week. In a state with a population of 1.8 million, that equates to one winning ticket for every 200,000 residents. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, West Virginia leads the nation in per-capita ticket sales matching five of the six Powerball numbers. Only four other states have come close: New York, Florida, California, and Pennsylvania. California is the king of grand-prize winners this year, having sold two of the four Powerball tickets matching all six numbers. The others were in Florida and Missouri.