Special Report

America’s Luckiest -- and Unluckiest -- States

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35. Arizona
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $177.98 (14th lowest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 919.85 per 100,000 people (23rd highest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 13.48 per 100,000 people (18th highest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 78.7 years (25th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 6.7% (11th highest)

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34. South Carolina
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $456.19 (9th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 981.33 per 100,000 people (19th highest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 19.44 per 100,000 people (4th highest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 76.5 years (9th lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 4.6% (21st lowest)

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33. North Dakota
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $57.67 (the lowest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 845.73 per 100,000 people (20th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 13.12 per 100,000 people (19th highest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 79.3 years (13th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 4.0% (12th lowest)

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32. Pennsylvania
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $410.19 (12th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 1,015.55 per 100,000 people (14th highest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 8.27 per 100,000 people (13th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 78.1 years (21st lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 6.9% (10th highest)

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31. North Carolina
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $324.71 (17th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 888.40 per 100,000 people (25th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 13.09 per 100,000 people (20th highest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 77.6 years (15th lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 4.8% (23rd lowest)

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