Special Report

America’s Luckiest -- and Unluckiest -- States

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20. Illinois
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $301.76 (20th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 757.69 per 100,000 people (11th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 7.96 per 100,000 people (12th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 78.8 years (23rd highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 7.1% (8th highest)

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19. Michigan
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $449.47 (10th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 846.36 per 100,000 people (21st lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 9.86 per 100,000 people (19th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 77.7 years (16th lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 5.0% (24th highest)

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18. Oregon
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $326.49 (16th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 829.78 per 100,000 people (18th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 11.59 per 100,000 people (25th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 79.7 years (11th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 5.9% (19th highest)

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17. Georgia
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $525.21 (5th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 763.21 per 100,000 people (12th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 14.04 per 100,000 people (16th highest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 77.2 years (13th lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 4.1% (16th lowest)

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16. Idaho
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $198.51 (15th lowest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 819.89 per 100,000 people (17th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 12.53 per 100,000 people (22nd highest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 79.0 years (19th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 3.0% (6th lowest)

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