California Is One Of The Unluckiest States In America


Feeling unlucky? It might have to do with which state you currently live in.

In an attempt to find out why some people are luckier than others, Best Life set out to determine how much luck each state in America has.

According to their findings, these are the unluckiest states in America:

  1. Texas
  2. California
  3. New Mexico
  4. West Virginia
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Washington
  7. Mississippi
  8. Louisiana
  9. Arizona
  10. Florida

Several aspects of life were taken into account to determine the unluckiest states. To rank all 50 states, Best Life "... looked we looked at accident mortality by state according to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The rate of accidental death measures death from unintentional injuries stemming from incidents like drug overdoses, vehicular accidents, and falls ... the number of official natural diasters that have occurred in each state since 1953 .... the number of Powerball jackpot winners in all 45 states where the game is available ... data on each state's unemployment rate..."

California has a 35.9 percent rate of accidental death, 336 federally declared natural disasters, 9 Powerball winners, and an 8.5 percent unemployment rate.

Taking all of that into account, Best Life gave California an unlucky index score of 95.34.

You can see where other states ranked here.

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