You'll find many of the lucky states are found in the Northwestern states of the U.S. People are happier, and deaths by unintentional causes are lower, although winning a jackpot is rarer. Still, they remain lucky, including those in Wyoming. The state was the first to grant rights for women to vote and the first to elect a female governor. Is its spot in the top 13 perhaps related to this "luck?"
Women are lucky when it comes to wealth as well. Jacqueline, John and Forrest Mars each inherited a third of their family's candy company, Mars Inc. The makers of Snickers, M&Ms, 3 Musketeers and other popular worldwide candies, Jaqueline and John are both worth $28.9 billion today. (Their brother passed away, but his shares stayed in the family, passed down to his four daughters — now that's a lucky family.)