Special Report

America’s Luckiest -- and Unluckiest -- States

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30. Kansas
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $114.35 (6th lowest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 922.90 per 100,000 people (22nd highest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 14.11 per 100,000 people (15th highest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 78.0 years (20th lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 3.5% (8th lowest)

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29. Wisconsin
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $148.57 (12th lowest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 998.14 per 100,000 people (16th highest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 9.72 per 100,000 people (17th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 79.3 years (14th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 3.9% (10th lowest)

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28. Alaska
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: N/A
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 1,035.89 per 100,000 people (12th highest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 9.16 per 100,000 people (16th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 78.0 years (19th lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 6.7% (12th highest)

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27. Texas
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $273.88 (22nd lowest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 667.54 per 100,000 people (5th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 12.47 per 100,000 people (23rd highest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 78.4 years (23rd lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 6.5% (13th highest)

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26. Indiana
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $243.21 (18th lowest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 865.05 per 100,000 people (23rd lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 12.02 per 100,000 people (24th highest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 76.8 years (12th lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 4.0% (15th lowest)