Special Report

America’s Luckiest -- and Unluckiest -- States

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5. Utah
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: N/A
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 616.73 per 100,000 people (4th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 7.74 per 100,000 people (11th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 79.6 years (12th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 2.7% (4th lowest)

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4. New Jersey
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $472.89 (6th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 688.13 per 100,000 people (7th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 6.29 per 100,000 people (4th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 79.8 years (9th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 7.2% (7th highest)

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3. Rhode Island
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $812.83 (2nd highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 937.55 per 100,000 people (21st highest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 5.38 per 100,000 people (3rd lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 79.8 years (10th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 5.8% (20th highest)

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2. New Hampshire
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $332.45 (15th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 890.78 per 100,000 people (25th highest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 7.43 per 100,000 people (8th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 79.1 years (18th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 2.5% (the lowest)

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1. Massachusetts
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $991.28 (the highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 713.62 per 100,000 people (8th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 4.85 per 100,000 people (2nd lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 80.1 years (6th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 6.1% (15th highest)

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