1. Delaware - $370
2. Rhode Island - $324
3. West Virginia - $314
4. South Dakota - $145
5. Oregon - $142
6. New York - $138
7. Massachusetts - $137
8. Arkansas - $124
9. New Jersey - $105
10. Georgia - $92
North Dakota makes the least per capita with only $9.
There are seven states with no lottery — Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming — so those residents will have to cross state lines to try their luck.
Residents of Utah and Nevada might not want to go south, though. Arizona’s withholding tax is 6% for non-residents while only being 5% for residents. But then, going north to Idaho or Oregon isn’t exactly appealing since their rates are even higher at 7.8% and 8%, respectively. But California is perfect as only one of three states with no withholding tax rate.
Other states with no withholding rate are Delaware and Pennsylvania. Plus, six states have no income tax: Florida, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.
The highest withholding tax rate? That honor goes to the residents of New York City. The state’s rate is only 8.97%, but there’s an additional 3.648% for people in the city. Otherwise that honor goes to New Jersey, whose taxes are notoriously high. The Garden State will take a whopping 10.8% of your winnings.
Reuters reported that if no one wins on Friday night, “lottery officials are considering moving the next drawing to Times Square in New York City as the anticipation and the jackpot build.”