Special Report

States That Spend the Most on Lottery Tickets

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18. Virginia
> Lottery spending per adult: $267.13
> Total lottery ticket sales: $1.74 billion (14th most)
> Adult population: 8,382,993
> Median household income: $66,262 (13th lowest)
> Prizes won per adult: $171.43 (14th highest)

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17. Tennessee
> Lottery spending per adult: $269.93
> Total lottery ticket sales: $1.38 billion (15th most)
> Adult population: 6,600,299
> Median household income: $47,275 (20th lowest)
> Prizes won per adult: $151.56 (20th highest)

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16. Oregon
> Lottery spending per adult: $284.75
> Total lottery ticket sales: $902 million (20th most)
> Adult population: 4,028,977
> Median household income: $54,148 (9th lowest)
> Prizes won per adult: $66.77 (8th lowest)

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15. Illinois
> Lottery spending per adult: $286.58
> Total lottery ticket sales: $2.84 billion (8th most)
> Adult population: 12,859,995
> Median household income: $59,588 (18th highest)
> Prizes won per adult: $183.54 (12th highest)

14. Ohio
> Lottery spending per adult: $301.80
> Total lottery ticket sales: $2.71 billion (10th most)
> Adult population: 11,613,423
> Median household income: $51,075 (20th highest)
> Prizes won per adult: $208.62 (11th highest)

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