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Age of Majority by State - What is the Age of Majority in My State?

Find Out When You Can Enter Sweepstakes that Limit by Age of Majority

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Updated April 11, 2014

Many sweepstakes restrict entry to people who have reached the Age of Majority. In the United States, the age of majority is determined by each individual state, and can vary by several years. This table shows the breakdown of age of majority by state, so you can easily see which sweepstakes you can enter.

Note that some other factors can also influence the age of majority. For example, if a judge declares a minor emancipated, he or she usually receives majority at the same time. Many areas also give majority to minors who marry or who join the armed forces.

Age of Majority by State

State Age of Majority
Alabama 19
Alaska 18
Arizona 18
Arkansas 18 or graduation from high school, whichever is later
California 18
Colorado 18
Connecticut 18
Delaware 19
District of Columbia 18
Florida 18
Georgia 18
Hawaii 18
Idaho 18
Illinois 18
Indiana 18
Iowa 18
Kansas 18
Kentucky 18
Louisiana 18
Maine 18
Maryland 18
Massachusetts 18
Michigan 18
Minnesota 18
Missouri 18
Mississippi 21
Montana 18
Nebraska 19
New Hampshire 18
New Mexico 18
Nevada 18, or if still in high school at 18, 19 or graduation, whichever comes sooner
New Jersy 18
New York 18
North Carolina 18
North Dakota 18
Ohio 18 or graduation from high school, whichever comes first
Oklahoma 18
Oregon 18
Pennsylvania 18
Rhode Island 18
South Carolina 18
South Dakota 18
Tennessee 18 or graduation from high school, whichever is later
Texas 18
Utah 18 or graduation from high school, whichever is earlier
Vermont 18
Virginia 18
Washington 18
West Virginia 18
Wisconsin 18, or if still in high school at 18, 19 or graduation, whichever comes sooner
Wyoming 18

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