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15 states where people spend the most on lottery tickets

Credit.com Logo By Paige DiFiore of Credit.com | Slide 1 of 16: There's a tiny chance of winning the lottery, but that doesn't stop Americans from buying tickets. This past year, income from state lotteries was a combined $66.8 billion.LendEDU, a student loan marketplace,<a href="https://lendedu.com/blog/lottery-study-report/"> conducted a study</a> that looked at states that spent the most on lottery tickets. The study consisted of 43 states. The seven states not included were Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming because they don't have their own state lottery. The study measured lottery spending per capita, calculated by dividing a state's lottery revenue by its population.

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There's a tiny chance of winning the lottery, but that doesn't stop Americans from buying tickets. This past year, income from state lotteries was a combined $66.8 billion.LendEDU, a student loan marketplace, conducted a study that looked at states that spent the most on lottery tickets. The study consisted of 43 states. The seven states not included were Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming because they don't have their own state lottery. The study measured lottery spending per capita, calculated by dividing a state's lottery revenue by its population.

People spend a lot on the lottery. If we divide the income made by all of the U.S. lotteries by the population of the U.S., each American spends an average of $206.69 on lottery tickets per year.

Unsurprisingly, the most populated and largest states make the most revenue from the lottery. The top three states with the most profit? New York, California and Florida. Although these states make the most, their residents aren't necessarily buying the most tickets. In fact, California didn't even make it in the top 15 states that spend the most on lottery tickets per capita.

Click ahead to see the 15 states where people spend the most on lottery tickets.

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