The Powerball jackpot has grown to another astronomical number. You may wonder how many other lottery players are you up against?  What states play Powerball?

It's actually easier to run down the states that don't do Powerball.  The multi-state lottery is conducted in 42 states plus Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The eight states that don't offer Powerball are:  Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, Alaska and Hawaii as none of those states have any lottery games.  California only plays Mega Millions and not Powerball.

So that means all of these states participate in Powerball:

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Connecticut

Colorado

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Louisana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

New Mexico

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

US Virgin Islands

 

[Wikipedia]