When did Kentucky become the #1 lottery state?
Posted September 26, 2018 06:02:17 A new ranking of the 50 states and the District of Columbia comes from the National Association of Realtors, which released a report last week that ranked the lottery as the number one state for 2017.
The top spot is held by Kentucky with more than $2.8 trillion in lottery winnings, which is the fourth-highest in the country.
The state is also the top lottery prize for 2017, as it won $1.6 billion from the state lottery alone.
The ranking is based on the size of the state’s lottery sales, revenue and revenue share, the state percentage of lottery tickets sold to residents and whether lottery tickets are sold on-line, through a mobile app or in a kiosk.
The state also scored highly in overall lottery revenues, with more states than not receiving a lot of their revenues from the lottery, according to the report.
Kentucky also earned a top spot for winning big in the state portion of the prize money, with the state accounting for $1 billion of the overall $2 billion prize money.
That money went toward state investments to expand health care, education and other programs.
The report ranked Kentucky the second-highest lottery state in the nation, behind only New York, which earned a higher ranking in 2017.
New Jersey also scored high in the overall prize money category with $1,023 million in prize money and the state getting more than 75 percent of the total prize money in 2017, according the report, which was released in partnership with the National Institute of Justice.
The other two states with high lottery win shares were Florida with $611 million and California with $590 million.
States with large amounts of lottery win dollars and win shares are in the top five for overall win percentage, and the states with the highest percentage of winning lottery tickets have high lottery revenues.
Florida is the only state with a higher lottery win percentage than the nation’s second-ranked state, New Jersey, at 61.5 percent.
The top 10 states for lottery win share are:1.
New Jersey (60.9)3.
New York (59)5.
Maryland (58)(More: The best lottery states for 2017)A new ranking comes as the state has been in the news for its record number of people entering the state for the lottery.
Kentuckians enter the state with about $1 trillion in tickets, more than any other state, according with the lottery data released last week.
The average ticket is $8,854, with winners winning nearly $7,500 for each ticket sold.
The number of lottery entrants in the city of Louisville has been on the rise, as have the number of tickets sold.
In the first three weeks of the year, more people bought lottery tickets in Louisville than in the whole state of Kentucky, according, according.
Kentucky was the second state to increase the number that purchased lottery tickets, after Georgia, with about 3.5 million tickets sold during that period.
There were some big winners in 2017 with the first two-thirds of the $2 trillion prize money distributed to residents of Kentucky.
The largest winners were Tennessee ($1.1 billion) and Florida ($1 billion), which each received $1 million each.
The smallest winners were New Jersey ($430,000) and Missouri ($270,000).
The average ticket price for a lottery ticket in Kentucky was $1 on Monday, according for the most recent data available.
Kentucks win share is the third-highest state after California and New York in the prize dollars category.
New York received more than 80 percent of its total prize dollars from the 2018 lottery, which the state said was its highest amount ever.
New Yorkers also got a big share of the winnings from the Big Apple in 2017 from the $1 ticket price of a ticket.
The other states with large lottery win percentages are:California received about $2,000 in prize dollars for its first three days of winners, while the state received nearly $1 in prize funds for the rest of the week.
Texas received about half the prize funds of any other U.S. state, with New York getting about $750,000.
New Mexico also got about $500,000 from the New York City market.
New Hampshire got about a third of the money.
The states with a large lottery prize share are:(More: What to expect from the 2017 Kentucky Lottery)