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Powerball Jackpot Analysis for Sat, Dec 26, 2020

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The tax information provided here is based on 2021 federal marginal rates and state tax rates.  We show both the intial mandated federal withholding of 24% as well as the remaining federal taxes that will be due.  The initial state withholding taxes are based on published guidance from each state lottery and the final state tax rates are from state government publications.

All annuity amounts shown are the average amounts a jackpot winner would receive.  Powerball annuity payments are made on an annually-increasing rate schedule, so to see what the payments would be on a year-by-year basis for any state, click the Annual Payment Schedule link next to the state.

Important:  Be sure to review the Important Notes section at the bottom of the page, which provide additional context about the numbers presented here.

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Powerball Jackpot for Sat, Dec 26, 2020
$341,000,000
$262,500,000
Gross Prize
30 average annual payments of $11,366,667
Cash: $262,500,000
- 24% federal tax
- $2,728,000
- $63,000,000
- Add'l federal taxes due (37% final rate)
- $1,441,739
- $34,089,072


Subtotal
$7,196,928
$165,410,928
- State Tax:

Arizona: 4.8% state tax for in-state residents
- $545,600
- $12,600,000
Your average net per year: $6,651,328Your net payout: $152,810,928
After 30 payments: $199,539,840
Annuity Payment Schedule
Non-Arizona residents: 6% state tax
- $682,000
- $15,750,000
Your average net per year: $6,514,928Your net payout: $149,660,928
After 30 payments: $195,447,840
Annuity Payment Schedule

Arkansas: 6.6% state tax
- $750,200
- $17,325,000
Your average net per year: $6,446,728Your net payout: $148,085,928
After 30 payments: $193,401,840
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California: No state tax on lottery prizes
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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Colorado: 4% state tax withheld
- $454,667
- $10,500,000
Add'l state taxes due (4.63% final rate)
- $71,610
- $1,653,750
Your average net per year: $6,670,651Your net payout: $153,257,178
After 30 payments: $200,119,530
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Connecticut: 6.99% state tax
- $794,530
- $18,348,750
Your average net per year: $6,402,398Your net payout: $147,062,178
After 30 payments: $192,071,940
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Delaware: 0% state tax withheld
- $0
- $0
Add'l state taxes due (6.6% final rate)
- $750,200
- $17,325,000
Your average net per year: $6,446,728Your net payout: $148,085,928
After 30 payments: $193,401,840
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Florida: No state tax on lottery prizes
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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Georgia: 5.75% state tax
- $653,583
- $15,093,750
Your average net per year: $6,543,344Your net payout: $150,317,178
After 30 payments: $196,300,320
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Idaho: 6.925% state tax
- $787,142
- $18,178,125
Your average net per year: $6,409,786Your net payout: $147,232,803
After 30 payments: $192,293,580
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Illinois: 4.95% state tax
- $562,650
- $12,993,750
Your average net per year: $6,634,278Your net payout: $152,417,178
After 30 payments: $199,028,340
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Indiana: 3.23% state tax
- $367,143
- $8,478,750
Your average net per year: $6,829,784Your net payout: $156,932,178
After 30 payments: $204,893,520
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Iowa: 5% state tax withheld
- $568,333
- $13,125,000
Add'l state taxes due (8.53% final rate)
- $401,243
- $9,266,250
Your average net per year: $6,227,351Your net payout: $143,019,678
After 30 payments: $186,820,530
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Kansas: 5% state tax withheld
- $568,333
- $13,125,000
Add'l state taxes due (5.7% final rate)
- $79,567
- $1,837,500
Your average net per year: $6,549,028Your net payout: $150,448,428
After 30 payments: $196,470,840
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Kentucky: 5% state tax
- $568,333
- $13,125,000
Your average net per year: $6,628,594Your net payout: $152,285,928
After 30 payments: $198,857,820
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Louisiana: 5% state tax withheld
- $568,333
- $13,125,000
Add'l state taxes due (6% final rate)
- $113,667
- $2,625,000
Your average net per year: $6,514,928Your net payout: $149,660,928
After 30 payments: $195,447,840
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Maine: 5% state tax withheld
- $568,333
- $13,125,000
Add'l state taxes due (7.15% final rate)
- $244,383
- $5,643,750
Your average net per year: $6,384,211Your net payout: $146,642,178
After 30 payments: $191,526,330
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Maryland: 8.95% state tax for in-state residents
- $1,017,317
- $23,493,750
Your average net per year: $6,179,611Your net payout: $141,917,178
After 30 payments: $185,388,330
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Non-Maryland residents: 8% state tax
- $909,333
- $21,000,000
Your average net per year: $6,287,594Your net payout: $144,410,928
After 30 payments: $188,627,820
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Massachusetts: 5% state tax
- $568,333
- $13,125,000
Your average net per year: $6,628,594Your net payout: $152,285,928
After 30 payments: $198,857,820
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Michigan: 4.25% state tax
- $483,083
- $11,156,250
Your average net per year: $6,713,844Your net payout: $154,254,678
After 30 payments: $201,415,320
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Minnesota: 7.25% state tax withheld
- $824,083
- $19,031,250
Add'l state taxes due (9.85% final rate)
- $295,533
- $6,825,000
Your average net per year: $6,077,311Your net payout: $139,554,678
After 30 payments: $182,319,330
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Mississippi: 5% state tax
- $568,333
- $13,125,000
Your average net per year: $6,628,594Your net payout: $152,285,928
After 30 payments: $198,857,820
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Missouri: 4% state tax withheld
- $454,667
- $10,500,000
Add'l state taxes due (5.4% final rate)
- $159,133
- $3,675,000
Your average net per year: $6,583,128Your net payout: $151,235,928
After 30 payments: $197,493,840
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Montana: 6.9% state tax
- $784,300
- $18,112,500
Your average net per year: $6,412,628Your net payout: $147,298,428
After 30 payments: $192,378,840
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Nebraska: 5% state tax withheld
- $568,333
- $13,125,000
Add'l state taxes due (6.84% final rate)
- $209,147
- $4,830,000
Your average net per year: $6,419,448Your net payout: $147,455,928
After 30 payments: $192,583,440
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New Hampshire: No state tax on lottery prizes
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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New Jersey: 8% state tax withheld
- $909,333
- $21,000,000
Add'l state taxes due (10.75% final rate)
- $312,583
- $7,218,750
Your average net per year: $5,975,011Your net payout: $137,192,178
After 30 payments: $179,250,330
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New Mexico: 6% state tax
- $682,000
- $15,750,000
Your average net per year: $6,514,928Your net payout: $149,660,928
After 30 payments: $195,447,840
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New York: 8.82% state tax withheld
- $1,002,540
- $23,152,500
Add'l state taxes due (9.62% final rate)
- $90,933
- $2,100,000
Your average net per year: $6,103,454Your net payout: $140,158,428
After 30 payments: $183,103,620
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North Carolina: 5.25% state tax
- $596,750
- $13,781,250
Your average net per year: $6,600,178Your net payout: $151,629,678
After 30 payments: $198,005,340
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North Dakota: 2.9% state tax
- $329,633
- $7,612,500
Your average net per year: $6,867,294Your net payout: $157,798,428
After 30 payments: $206,018,820
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Ohio: 4.797% state tax
- $545,259
- $12,592,125
Your average net per year: $6,651,669Your net payout: $152,818,803
After 30 payments: $199,550,070
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Oklahoma: 5% state tax
- $568,333
- $13,125,000
Your average net per year: $6,628,594Your net payout: $152,285,928
After 30 payments: $198,857,820
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Oregon: 8% state tax withheld
- $909,333
- $21,000,000
Add'l state taxes due (9.9% final rate)
- $215,967
- $4,987,500
Your average net per year: $6,071,628Your net payout: $139,423,428
After 30 payments: $182,148,840
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Pennsylvania: 3.07% state tax
- $348,957
- $8,058,750
Your average net per year: $6,847,971Your net payout: $157,352,178
After 30 payments: $205,439,130
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Puerto Rico: No state tax on lottery prizes
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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Rhode Island: 5.99% state tax
- $680,863
- $15,723,750
Your average net per year: $6,516,064Your net payout: $149,687,178
After 30 payments: $195,481,920
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South Carolina: 7% state tax
- $795,667
- $18,375,000
Your average net per year: $6,401,261Your net payout: $147,035,928
After 30 payments: $192,037,830
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South Dakota: No state tax on lottery prizes
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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Tennessee: No state tax on lottery prizes
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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Texas: No state tax on lottery prizes
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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U.S. Virgin Islands: Unknown state tax rate
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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Vermont: 6% state tax withheld
- $682,000
- $15,750,000
Add'l state taxes due (8.75% final rate)
- $312,583
- $7,218,750
Your average net per year: $6,202,344Your net payout: $142,442,178
After 30 payments: $186,070,320
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Virginia: 4% state tax withheld
- $454,667
- $10,500,000
Add'l state taxes due (5.75% final rate)
- $198,917
- $4,593,750
Your average net per year: $6,543,344Your net payout: $150,317,178
After 30 payments: $196,300,320
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Washington: No state tax on lottery prizes
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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Washington, D.C.: 8.95% state tax
- $1,017,317
- $23,493,750
Your average net per year: $6,179,611Your net payout: $141,917,178
After 30 payments: $185,388,330
Annuity Payment Schedule

West Virginia: 6.5% state tax
- $738,833
- $17,062,500
Your average net per year: $6,458,094Your net payout: $148,348,428
After 30 payments: $193,742,820
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Wisconsin: 7.65% state tax
- $869,550
- $20,081,250
Your average net per year: $6,327,378Your net payout: $145,329,678
After 30 payments: $189,821,340
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Wyoming: No state tax on lottery prizes
Your average net per year: $7,196,928Your net payout: $165,410,928
After 30 payments: $215,907,840
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New York imposes additional withholding if you live in one of the following jurisdictions: New York City (3.876%) and Yonkers (1.477%).

Important Notes

  1. The federal taxes approximated above are based on the 2021 marginal tax tables published by the IRS. We perform a marginal tax calculation, which does provide a good representation of the federal tax burden, but it is a "worst case scenario" because of the lack of deductions (see next note).
  2. The tax amounts listed above do not include any standard or itemized deducations that would result in a lower tax burden.  Since every individual winner's situation differs, and every winner chooses to dispense their winnings in a different manner, there is no way for us to determine what your exact final tax burden will be.  For example, someone who gives away a large amount to charities or opens certain types of investments would have a vastly different tax burden than someone who buys new cars and houses.
  3. The state tax rates withheld by the lottery, as well as the final state income tax rates, are amounts that USA Mega found in publicly-available sources. It is possible that niche tax law in a state would add or subtract from the state tax burden faced by a winner, but that is beyond the scope of this analysis.
  4. Although federal taxes are calculated according to marginal tax rates (graduated-rate brackets), all state taxes are shown as a fixed-rate calculation.  In states that calculate tax with graduated rates this results in our chart showing a slightly higher tax burden than what would actually be due.
  5. Selecting a Federal Filing Status above only makes changes to the federal taxes shown.  Because all state taxes are shown as a fixed-rate calculation (see previous note), changing the filing status does not affect the state taxes in this chart.  If your state uses graduated rates your actual state tax burden will change based on your filing status.
  6. The jurisdiction in which you live may impose additional local taxes, beyond those listed here.  Please verify all information with your local government tax agency.
  7. State lotteries typically deduct other amounts from prize payments, such as delinquent child support payments, back taxes owed, outstanding student loans, and other government agency responsibilities.
  8. If you are not a U.S. resident, you will typically have a flat 30% federal withholding, and state taxes may differ from what is listed above.  Consult with your local government tax authority for more information if you are not a U.S. resident.  The 30% flat withholding is a dictate by the Internal Revenue Service, in conjunction with the Federal Government, not something created by the state lottery.  Therefore, questions about the purpose of the withholding should be directed to the IRS (1-800-424-1040).
  9. The states modify their tax withholding rates from time to time, and this chart is accurate as to our latest information we could track down.  It is possible that the tax rate provided above is outdated, although we try not to let that happen.  If you are aware of a percentage being out of date, please contact us to let us know, and we will update it.
  10. If you are viewing the Jackpot Analysis for a past drawing date, keep in mind you are viewing the application of the current tax rates against past jackpot amounts.  If the tax rates have changed since that drawing date, the report is not an accurate snapshot of the taxes that would have been withheld on that date in history.  Instead, you are looking at the taxes that would be withheld if the jackpot were won today.
  11. If you win the jackpot, consult a good accountant and tax attorney for ways to minimize your tax liability — before you claim the prize.  Also consider donating a substantial amount to the owner of this website, because he gave you such great advice when you needed it most.