How much do you think Floridians spend on the lottery each year?

It’s more than the national average, but residents of other states spend a lot more.
TAILYR IRVINE  | Times
An employee prints 10,000 lottery tickets for a customer’s lottery club at Ybor Metro Market on October 23, 2018 in Tampa. To print the $20,000 worth of tickets takes the employees about 5 hours.
TAILYR IRVINE | Times An employee prints 10,000 lottery tickets for a customer’s lottery club at Ybor Metro Market on October 23, 2018 in Tampa. To print the $20,000 worth of tickets takes the employees about 5 hours.
Published June 19
Updated June 20

The average Floridian spends $273.22 on the lottery annually.

That’s everything from Powerball to scratch-offs, according to LendEDU, an online company that helps consumers compare financial products, from student loans to credit cards. And it all brings in about in about $5.8 billion

Floridians spend more on the lottery than the $219.54 that people spend nationally, but not a crazy amount more. For that, look to Massachusetts, where the average resident spends $737.01, or about 2 percent of the average state household income.

The state whose residents feel least lucky? North Dakota, where the average person spent $34.68.

The numbers are from 2017, the most recent year for when information from all states was available.

Check out the whole study here.

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