Participating States

Powerball and Mega Millions are played in virtually every state in the country. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball is played in all the same states and jurisdictions, as well as Puerto Rico. Lotto America is currently available in 13 states.

While Powerball and Mega Millions are played in the same way everywhere, each state sets its own specific rules regarding some of the finer points of the game. These include the claim period, how many consecutive drawings you can enter, tax, and whether you can stay anonymous or not.

The map below shows the participating states for each game, so you can find out exactly where you can play Powerball, Mega Millions or Lotto America. Select a location to find out more about playing in that state.

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Arizona
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 6:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 6:59pm

You have to be at least 21 years old to play Powerball or Mega Millions in Arizona. The state has had more success in Powerball, having been a member of the game for 16 years longer. Big winners include electronics company manager Matthew Good, who landed half of a $587 million jackpot in 2012. Players have 180 days to claim prizes and winners of more than $100,000 can now stay anonymous.

Arizona Lottery Live

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Arkansas
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:45pm

Arkansas only legalized the sale of lottery tickets in November 2008. Less than 18 months later, the state was part of both Powerball and Mega Millions and had crowned its first jackpot winner - Harold Bailey, who pocketed $25 million on Powerball. Eliberto Cantu, from Texas, won $174 million on Mega Millions whilst visiting Arkansas in March 2017. You have 180 days to claim draw game prizes in Arkansas.

Arkansas Lottery Live

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California
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 7pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 7:45pm

California has different lottery rules to all the other states, as all prizes must be pari-mutuel and not fixed amounts. It is therefore the only place where you cannot add Power Play to Powerball, or the Megaplier to Mega Millions. Some of the biggest jackpots ever have been won in California, including Scott Godfrey's $699 million Powerball payout in October 2021. You must claim prizes within 180 days of the draw date.

California Lottery Live

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Colorado
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 7:30pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 7:30pm

Colorado started selling Powerball tickets in 2001 and Mega Millions nine years later. It is one of the states where you can play Double Play alongside Powerball. The biggest winner from the state has been Judy Finchum from Clifton, who won $133 million on Powerball in September 2017 and took the cash option as she was 'too old' for the annuity at the age of 67. Remember to claim your prizes within 180 days from the draw date.

Colorado Lottery Live

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Connecticut
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 10pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

Connecticut joined Powerball in 1995 and Mega Millions 15 years later following the historic cross-selling agreement between the two games. You can take advantage of Connecticut's 'Replay' feature when you enter either game. Hand an old ticket to a retailer and you will be given a new one with all the same selections. You must claim any prizes within 180 days.

Connecticut Lottery Live

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Delaware
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:45pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:45pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 9:45pm

The Delaware Lottery allows its big winners to stay anonymous, and many players who have struck it lucky in Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto America have taken advantage of this option. A group of 33 co-workers from Seaford kept their identities private when they won $214 million in Powerball, which has been available in Delaware since it launched in 1992. Players have one year to come forward and claim any prizes in Delaware.

Delaware Lottery Live

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District of Columbia
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:45pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

One of the founding members of the original Lotto America in 1988, the District of Columbia has been a part of Powerball since the start and Mega Millions since 2010. An 82-year-old man became D.C.'s biggest winner in April 2009 when he claimed a Powerball jackpot worth $144 million through a limited liability company called Rockson LLC. The claim period for prizes is 180 days from the date of the draw.

District of Columbia Lottery Live

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Florida
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 10pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10pm

Neither Powerball nor Mega Millions were available in Florida until 2009, but players from the state have made up for it since then with a number of record-breaking wins. David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith from Melbourne Beach claimed a third of the $1.58 billion Powerball win in January 2016. Florida's Tallahassee studio also stages Powerball draws. In August 2021, Florida was one of the 13 states to introduce the additional Powerball game, Double Play. Players have 180 days to claim prizes for Powerball and Mega Millions in Florida.

Florida Lottery Live

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Georgia
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 10pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

You can play Powerball and Mega Millions online in Georgia, while if you win a prize worth $250,000 or more you are allowed to stay anonymous. Be sure to come forward and claim any prizes within 180 days of the draw date. Georgia has offered Mega Millions since it started in 1996 and is one of the few states to offer the Just the Jackpot game. Most of Georgia’s big winners have come in Mega Millions, including Ira Curry, who claimed half of a $648 million jackpot in December 2013.

Georgia Lottery Live

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Idaho
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 7:54pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 7:55pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 7:55pm

Idaho is one of only two states where Power Play is automatically included in your Powerball ticket, rather than an optional extra. Idaho has sold Mega Millions tickets since 2010 and Lotto America tickets since 2017. The state's biggest wins include Brad Duke's $220 million Powerball payout in May 2005 and Holly Lahti's $175 million Mega Millions win in 2011.

Idaho Lottery Live

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Illinois
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9pm

Illinois created the very first Mega Millions winner in the very first draw, with Samuel Rice banking $28 million in May 2002. Powerball arrived in the state in 2010 following the cross-selling deal, and Illinois has continued to thrive in both games. A new state record was set in July 2022 when the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot was won by a single ticket holder in Des Plaines. This is the second-largest Mega Millions prize ever offered. Players have 365 days to claim draw game prizes in Illinois and if the win is $250,000 or more, you can request that your personal information remains confidential.

Illinois Lottery Live

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Indiana
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:58pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:44pm

Indiana has proved to be one of the most successful states for lottery players. It has had more Powerball jackpot winners than anywhere else, including 85-year-old Bert Morland in draw no.1. It doesn't rank as high in Mega Millions after joining the game later, but has still had one of the biggest wins ever - a $536 million prize that was claimed by the Warren D LLC corporation. Indiana is also one of very few states who offer both additional games for Powerball and Mega Millions, Double Play and Just the Jackpot. Draw games have a 180 day claim period.

Indiana Lottery Live

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Iowa
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 8:59pm

In Iowa, you have to be at least 21 years old to play Powerball, Mega Millions or Lotto America. The biggest winner has been Lerynne West from Redfield, who landed half of a $687 million Powerball jackpot in October 2018. Chuck Anderson from Davenport won $4.3 million on Lotto America in May 2018 shortly after the game had been revived. The claim period for prizes won on games in Iowa ranges from 90 days to 365 days. Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto America prizes should all be claimed within 365 days of the games draw date.

Iowa Lottery Live

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Kansas
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 8:59pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 8:59pm

In Kansas, you can enjoy Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto America. The state also offers the Mega Millions game 'Just the Jackpot'. You can stay anonymous if you win, just like one lucky player did who won a third of a massive $640 million Mega Millions jackpot in March 2012. Prizes can remain unclaimed for a whole year before being placed back into the prize fund. Ticket sales from all three games have helped the Kansas Lottery to generate $2 billion for the state, benefiting various good causes.

Kansas Lottery Live

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Kentucky
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 10pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

Kentucky started selling Powerball tickets at the very beginning, before adding Mega Millions in 2010. It is one of the few states where you can play online. Rob and Tuesday Anderson became the state's biggest winners when they landed $128 million on Powerball in December 2009, after a mix-up when they had bought their tickets and they were sold more lines than they had asked for.

Kentucky Lottery Live

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Louisiana
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9pm

A member of the Powerball family since 1995, Louisiana also introduced Mega Millions in 2011. The state has been home to several big winners, including a family group who won $191 million in October 2017. They chose the cash lump sum and said they were a 'quiet family who would prefer not to be treated as 'celebrities'.

Louisiana Lottery Live

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Maine
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:50pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:50pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 9:30pm

Maine was not a member of any multi-state lottery until it joined Powerball in 2004, but now it is also part of Mega Millions and Lotto America. Blaine Marston, from Passadumkeag, became the very first winner of the 'First Powerball Millionaire of the Year' promotion in 2020, which saw someone randomly selected to receive $1 million just after midnight on January 1.

Maine Lottery Live

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Maryland
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

Maryland has crowned some of the biggest lottery winners in history. What's more, they have been allowed to remain anonymous. 'The Three Amigos', education workers from Milford Mill, won a share of $656 million on Mega Millions in March 2012, while a group known as 'The Power Pack' landed a $731 million Powerball jackpot in January 2021. Maryland was one of the 13 states that introduced Powerball’s Double Play in August 2021 and allows players 182 days to claim prizes.

Maryland Lottery Live

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Massachusetts
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:50pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

Massachusetts has been a member of Mega Millions since the first drawing in 1996 and has had several big winners, but the state record came in Powerball in August 2017. Mavis Wanczyk, dubbed Massachusetts Mave, won $758 million and announced that she had already quit her job when she came forward just a couple of days later.

Massachusetts Lottery Live

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Michigan
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:45pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

You can play Powerball and Mega Millions online in Michigan to give yourself the chance to win the world's largest jackpots. In January 2021, four members of the Wolverine FFL Club lottery pool won a Mega Millions prize worth more than $1 billion. They said it would impact their families for generations to come.

Michigan Lottery Live

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Minnesota
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 9pm

Minnesota was the home of Lotto America's first jackpot winner following the game's revival - Debbie and Dennis Kujava, from the town of Badger, landed $22 million in March 2018. Minnesota has also had a number of Powerball jackpot winners, while you no longer have to go public if you win more than $10,000 in the North Star State.

Minnesota Lottery Live

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Mississippi
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8:54pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9pm

Mississippi only joined Powerball and Mega Millions in January 2020 after finally launching its own state lottery the previous year. This made it the 47th member of Mega Millions and 48th for Powerball. You have to be at least 21 years old to buy a ticket, but you can remain anonymous if you win a prize.

Mississippi Lottery Live

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Missouri
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 8:59pm

One of the original members of Powerball, Missouri is also one of the game's most successful states with more than 30 jackpot winners, including Mark and Cindy Hill of Deardon, who claimed half of a $587 million prize in November 2012. Missouri joined Mega Millions in 2010, helping to raise even more money for public education.

Missouri Lottery Live

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Montana
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 8pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 8pm

Montana has offered both Powerball and Lotto America since they started, while also bringing in Mega Millions in 2010. A new law, introduced in March 2021, gave winners the right to stay anonymous. Money raised from ticket sales is used to benefit education and healthcare programs. In July 2022, Montana became the 14th state to offer players the Double Play add-on game and the 2nd state, along with Idaho, to make Power Play a standard feature on Powerball tickets.

Montana Lottery Live

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Nebraska
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9pm

Nebraska is unique as the only state where you have to be 19 to buy lottery tickets. It once held the record for having the biggest Powerball win, after a pool of eight co-workers from Lincoln claimed $365 million in February 2006. It is possible to claim through a legal trust in Nebraska to keep your name out of the public spotlight.

Nebraska Lottery Live

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New Hampshire
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:50pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:50pm

The oldest state lottery in the U.S., New Hampshire joined Powerball in 1995 and Mega Millions in 2010. A $559 million Powerball winner from the state found herself at the centre of a row over publicity in January 2018, when she went to court and successfully defended her right to stay anonymous, despite state law saying her identity should be revealed.

New Hampshire Lottery Live

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New Jersey
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

It was the New Jersey Lottery that led the fight for states to be able to offer both Powerball and Mega Millions, which prompted the cross-selling agreement in 2010. The state offers both add on games for both lotteries, Double Play and Just the Jackpot. Since then the state has crowed big winners in both games, including the Smith family’s $429 million Powerball payout in 2016 and Richard Wahl’s $533 million Mega Millions win in 2018. New Jersey lottery winners have up to one year to claim prizes and, as of 2020, can remain anonymous when claiming.

New Jersey Lottery Live

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New Mexico
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 8:45pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 8pm

New Mexico has a shorter claim period than any other state at just 90 days. Everywhere else it is at least 180 days from the drawing date. It has not proved to be an issue for New Mexico's biggest winners, including a $206 million jackpot that landed in Roswell in September 2008. The prize was claimed by a group of nine friends, known as the 'Roswell Fun Havers'.

New Mexico Lottery Live

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New York
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 10pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

New York has the highest tax rate of any state, but it has also been one of the luckiest locations with dozens of jackpot winners. Robert Bailey, a retired government official, claimed half of a $687 million Powerball prize in October 2018 after playing with the same numbers for 25 years. He said he wanted to 'give back to Manhattan', where he had grown up.

New York Lottery Live

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North Carolina
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

North Carolina raises hundreds of millions of dollars for education every year, and has also produced some monumental jackpot wins. Marie Holmes, a single mother of four from Shallotte, won a share of a $564 million Powerball jackpot in February 2015, while Cumberland County grandfather Charles W. Jackson surpassed her record with a $344 million win in June 2019.

North Carolina Lottery Live

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North Dakota
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8:58pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 8:58pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 8:58pm

The North Dakota Lottery's Pick & Click service lets you subscribe for games such as Powerball, Mega Millions or Lotto America so that you never miss a draw. You can stay anonymous if you win a prize. The North Dakota Lottery was only formed in 2003, with Powerball introduced to the state the following year and Mega Millions in 2010.

North Dakota Lottery Live

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Ohio
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 10pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

Ohio residents have enjoyed considerable success in multi-state lottery games. As a longstanding member of Mega Millions it ranks as one of the top states for jackpot winners, while two Powerball jackpots were won within two months of its arrival in Ohio. One of those was worth $261 million, and the winner took up the option to stay anonymous.

Ohio Lottery Live

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Oklahoma
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 8:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 8:59pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 8:59pm

The Oklahoma Lottery only launched in 2005 but its participation in Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto America has helped it to raise more than $1 billion to education in the state. You can keep your identity hidden by claiming money through a legal trust, like the WJW group who won $101 million in June 2016 to become Oklahoma's first Powerball jackpot winners.

Oklahoma Lottery Live

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Oregon
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 7pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 7pm

In Oregon, more than 90 percent of the revenue spent on ticket sales is given back to players as prize money. The rest goes towards benefiting the environment, education and veterans. Among Oregon's biggest wins was a $340 million Powerball payout that went to a family pool in October 2005 - the second-biggest jackpot to have been seen in the U.S. at the time.

Oregon Lottery Live

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Pennsylvania
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:59pm

There have been some huge Pennsylvanian jackpot wins in Powerball and Mega Millions. Many have been claimed through trusts so the winners can retain their anonymity, for example the Peace of Mind Trust who won a Mega Millions jackpot of $516 million in May 2021. The Pennsylvania Lottery donates all proceeds to programs that help older residents in the state.

Pennsylvania Lottery Live

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Puerto Rico
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:59pm

Puerto Rico is the only jurisdiction which offers Powerball and not Mega Millions. It joined the game in September 2014 and soon made its mark, with an anonymous player from the island winning a third of the enormous $564 million jackpot from February 2015. Puerto Rico is also one of the places where you can add Double Play to your Powerball ticket.

Puerto Rico Lottery Live

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Rhode Island
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:50pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:50pm

The smallest U.S. state, Rhode Island punches above its weight in terms of jackpot wins. Louise White, an 81-year-old from Newport, claimed a $336 million grand prize on Powerball in February 2012, and there have been several other big wins. Powerball has been available in the state since the game began, while Mega Millions was introduced in 2010.

Rhode Island Lottery Live

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South Carolina
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10pm

The most eye-catching moment in South Carolina Lottery history came in October 2018. A Mega Millions jackpot of $1.537 billion was up for grabs and a single player from South Carolina won the lot to become the single richest lottery player in history. It was revealed that the winning ticket was sold in the town of Simpsonville, but the winner opted to stay anonymous.

South Carolina Lottery Live

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South Dakota
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9pm CT / 8pm MT
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9pm CT / 8pm MT
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 9pm CT / 8pm MT

There are several perks to playing in South Dakota. You can take part in Lotto America, Mega Millions and Powerball, including Double Play, while there is no state tax if you win. A rancher from the town of Mission, Neal Wanless, became the state's biggest winner when he claimed a Powerball jackpot of $232 million in May 2009.

South Dakota Lottery Live

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Tennessee
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:45pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 9pm

Tennessee did not have a state lottery until 2003, but now it stands out from the crowd as a state that has created jackpot winners in Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto America. John and Lisa Robinson from Munford were the first of the three winners from the record-breaking $1.586 billion Powerball drawing to come forward and claim their prize.

Tennessee Lottery Live

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Texas
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:45pm

In Texas, you don't have to pay state tax if you win a prize and you don't have to go public. Someone who stayed anonymous was one of the three winners of the $564 million Powerball jackpot in February 2015. Texas was the first state to introduce the Megaplier option when it joined Mega Millions in 2003, paving the way for it to become a feature virtually everywhere.

Texas Lottery Live

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Vermont
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:50pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:50pm

Vermont has been part of the Tri-State Lottery since the 1980s, along with New Hampshire and Maine, but only introduced Powerball in July 2003. Mega Millions was added in 2010, and all profits from lottery sales go to the Vermont Education Fund. You have one year to claim any prizes you win in the Green Mountain State.

Vermot Lottery Live

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Virginia
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 10pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 10:45pm

The Virginia Lottery's mission is to give back to the state with funding for educational programs, and around $1.6 million is generated for schools every day. The state has also created multiple jackpot winners, including Dave Honeywell from Fredericksburg, who claimed $217 million in February 2013 with a ticket bought at the airport on Superbowl Sunday. The state now allows winners of $10 million or more the option to remain anonymous.

Virginia Lottery Live

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Washington
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 6:45pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 7:45pm

Residents of Washington have been able to play Mega Millions since 2002 and Powerball since 2010. Most of the state's big wins have come in Mega Millions, including Jim and Carolyn McCullar, who claimed a share of a $380 million jackpot in January 2011. Jim revealed that he had to take his heart medication when he saw the winning numbers being read out on the news.

Washington Lottery Live

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West Virginia
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9:59pm
  • Lotto America - Cut-off time: 9:59pm

You can stay anonymous as a big winner in West Virginia, provided that the prize is worth more than $1 million. That rule was not in effect when Jack Whittaker won $314 million on Powerball in December 2002. He became one of the most famous winners ever as he hit the headlines several times, partly due to his generosity but also because of several legal and personal problems.

West Virginia Lottery Live

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Wisconsin
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 9pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 9pm

Sometimes dubbed 'WINsconsin', the Badger State has been the scene of some huge Powerball and Mega Millions payouts. None have been bigger than Manuel Franco's $768 million jackpot in March 2019 - the largest ever seen on a single ticket in Powerball. The Milwaukee resident said he wanted to use the money to 'help out the world'.

Wisconsin Lottery Live

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Wyoming
  • Powerball - Cut-off time: 7:59pm
  • Mega Millions - Cut-off time: 8pm

Wyoming is one of the most recent arrivals to Powerball and Mega Millions, having introduced both games in August 2014. You are allowed to stay anonymous if you win a prize and there is no state tax. The Wyoming Lottery donates money through the state treasurer to local projects in towns and counties all over the state.

Wyoming Lottery Live