(WPRI) — When it comes to winning the lottery, Rhode Islanders are out of luck.
A new report from LendingTree found that Rhode Islanders lost the most cash in the entire country this year when playing the lottery.
Rhode Islanders lost $281.63 on lottery tickets and scratch-offs per capita, according to the report, and also spent the third-most per capita on tickets at $429.88.
Massachusetts was dubbed the biggest spender by far, spending $805.30 per capita. That’s nearly double that of New York in second place.
Bay State residents also spent the most of their personal income on tickets at $10.26 per $1,000, according to the report.
In addition, Massachusetts residents got the second-most bang for their buck on lottery tickets, earning 70 cents per dollar spent. Missouri earned 71 cents per dollar.