In the winter months, we often need to remind ourselves of the reasons we are lucky to live in New Hampshire. Truthfully, there are so many perks to living in our fine state; no sales tax, barely any traffic, close proximity to mountains and beaches, I could go on! What you might not realize is we are actually the luckiest state in the entire country, and that is a fact.

Do you feel like you’ve heard many instances of people winning lottery jackpots in New Hampshire? Well, it’s not your imagination! According to a recent study, New Hampshire has produced three jackpot wins with a combined total jackpot amount of $1,218,000,000. You know what’s even cooler than being the luckiest state in the country? We have a 0% tax rate on jackpot winnings, so once you win, the money is yours and not Uncle Sam’s.

Our population is a little less than 1.5 million people, so if you crunch numbers, that comes out to 21 lottery winners per 10 million people, aka the highest rate in the country. You might be thinking that three jackpot winners doesn’t sound like very many. Well, to states like Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, it sounds like a ton. Those states have never seen a jackpot winner. Suckas.

And guess who came in second? Our neighbors in the Green Mountain state! Vermont had one jackpot win and a total combined jackpot amount of $366,700,000. Vermont has a significantly lower population of 647,156, and as a result would have 15 lottery winners per 10 million people if that rate of winning continued.

The moral of the story? You will be significantly luckier if you live in New England. With this newfound information I might just have to buy a lottery ticket today.

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