America’s Luckiest — and Unluckiest — States

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10. Virginia
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $324.18 (18th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 724.22 per 100,000 people (9th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 9.74 per 100,000 people (18th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 79.0 years (20th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 4.5% (20th lowest)

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9. Washington
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $134.96 (8th lowest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 746.35 per 100,000 people (10th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 6.82 per 100,000 people (6th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 80.0 years (8th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 5.3% (23rd highest)

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8. Minnesota
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $146.83 (10th lowest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 818.56 per 100,000 people (15th lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 6.45 per 100,000 people (5th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 80.5 years (3rd highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 4.0% (14th lowest)

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7. New York
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $572.53 (4th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 603.78 per 100,000 people (3rd lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 4.79 per 100,000 people (the lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 80.5 years (4th highest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 7.8% (4th highest)

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6. Maryland
> Lottery winnings per adult in 2019: $466.10 (8th highest)
> Deaths from accidents in 2018: 572.57 per 100,000 people (the lowest)
> Traffic fatalities in 2019: 8.62 per 100,000 people (14th lowest)
> Life expectancy at birth: 78.5 years (24th lowest)
> May 2021 unemployment rate: 6.1% (16th highest)