Taxes on Lottery Winnings by State

Lotteries in the United States are not unified in one national organization. However, there are associations of state lotteries that jointly organize games spanning across state lines that include larger jackpots, such as Mega Millions and Powerball.

Lottery winnings, under federal and state tax laws, are considered taxable income. At the national level, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) taxes 24% of lottery winnings before the winner even receives the winnings. Any additional taxes owed are expected to be paid by the winner with the regular tax filing(s). At the state level, some states do not tax lottery winnings, these include: Alabama, Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

While others vary from a percentage as low as around 2% to a percentage as high as over 8%.

Learn for yourself how taxes on lottery winnings differ by state by exploring the data in the charts.

Lottery Tax Rate by State

Arizona

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5%

#19 in the US

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Yes

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14

#9 in the US

Arkansas

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7%

#37 in the US

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No

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1

#38 in the US

California

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0%

#1 in the US

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No

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11

#11 in the US

Colorado

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4%

#12 in the US

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No

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3

#32 in the US

Connecticut

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6.99%

#30 in the US

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No

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9

#17 in the US

Delaware

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0%

#2 in the US

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Yes

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10

#15 in the US

Florida

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0%

#3 in the US

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Yes

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16

#8 in the US

Georgia

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5.75%

#20 in the US

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Yes

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6

#22 in the US

Idaho

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6.93%

#31 in the US

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No

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5

#26 in the US

Illinois

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4.95%

#13 in the US

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No

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2

#36 in the US

Indiana

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3.23%

#10 in the US

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No

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39

#1 in the US

Iowa

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5%

#21 in the US

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No

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9

#18 in the US

Kansas

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5%

#22 in the US

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Yes

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11

#12 in the US

Kentucky

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5%

#23 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

No

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18

#5 in the US

Louisiana

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5%

#24 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

No

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17

#7 in the US

Maine

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5%

#25 in the US

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No

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0

#42 in the US

Maryland

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8.75%

#41 in the US

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Yes

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3

#33 in the US

Massachusetts

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5%

#26 in the US

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No

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6

#23 in the US

Michigan

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4.25%

#14 in the US

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No

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5

#27 in the US

Minnesota

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7.25%

#38 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

Yes

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22

#3 in the US

Missouri

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4%

#15 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

Yes

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31

#2 in the US

Montana

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6.9%

#32 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

Yes

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4

#30 in the US

Nebraska

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5%

#27 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

No

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10

#16 in the US

New Hampshire

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6%

#33 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

No

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11

#13 in the US

New Jersey

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8%

#42 in the US

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Yes

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11

#14 in the US

New Mexico

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6%

#34 in the US

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No

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5

#28 in the US

New York

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8.82%

#43 in the US

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No

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12

#10 in the US

North Carolina

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5.45%

#28 in the US

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No

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6

#24 in the US

North Dakota

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2.9%

#9 in the US

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Yes

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0

#44 in the US

Ohio

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4%

#16 in the US

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Yes

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3

#34 in the US

Oklahoma

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4%

#17 in the US

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No

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4

#31 in the US

Oregon

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8%

#44 in the US

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No

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5

#29 in the US

Pennsylvania

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3.07%

#11 in the US

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No

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18

#6 in the US

Rhode Island

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5.99%

#29 in the US

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No

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8

#20 in the US

South Carolina

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7%

#39 in the US

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Yes

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6

#25 in the US

South Dakota

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0%

#4 in the US

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No

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3

#35 in the US

Tennessee

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0%

#5 in the US

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No

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7

#21 in the US

Texas

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0%

#6 in the US

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Yes

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2

#37 in the US

Vermont

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6%

#35 in the US

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No

POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNERShelp

1

#39 in the US

Virginia

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4%

#18 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

Yes

POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNERShelp

1

#40 in the US

Washington

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0%

#7 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

No

POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNERShelp

1

#41 in the US

West Virginia

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6.5%

#36 in the US

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Yes

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9

#19 in the US

Wisconsin

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7.65%

#40 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

No

POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNERShelp

19

#4 in the US

Wyoming

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0%

#8 in the US

ANONYMOUS LOTTERY STATUShelp

No

POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNERShelp

0

#45 in the US