The internet is unlimited. Trillions of websites that all seem to carve our a niche to somehow gain a following. Zippia is unique website that focuses on one aspect of web traffic all while trying to sell another. It was founded as a career building website like Indeed, but since Indeed has the career market on lock, Zippia makes up the lack of traffic by pumping out topical stuff about our collective United States. At least, that's what it looks like from the outside.

Recently, Zippia published a study ranking all of the states by their luck. Looking at hard data and odds of chance, compiling it all into a final list that saw Oklahoma ranked nearly at the bottom right ahead of Mississippi and Alabama. It makes a person wonder "How can you rank luck?" For instance, I feel like I have a tremendous amount of luck. I mean, sure, every time I buy a gun something goes wrong with my truck, but the luck is always finding a way to fund repairs. I've had really good luck with Facebook Marketplace too. Not as good of luck as my cousin has, but I seem to score some real deals on the things I'm into.

Zippia looked at metrics you'd expect in any state ranking report... Median income, cost of living, life expectancy, weather dangers, auto accident rates... All the common things that go into a list. The one wildcard was they also measured lottery winners, something that has hounded the Oklahoma Lottery for a long time. Oklahoma hasn't had many big lottery winners in its very short history. It's a crazy balance of needing people to play, so more people have to lose... but when people don't win, they stop playing. Countless articles have been written over the last decade about how to fix our lottery system, most of them advise the lottery to improve winner odds, but then they won't have monies that still aren't pulling their promised weight to fund schools. So, Oklahoma is categorized as an unlucky state because people aren't scratching off the occasional jackpot.

The headline doesn't quite reflect the real story, which by the way should be "How Did Minnesota List As The Luckiest State In The Nation?" Have you seen all the crazy news coming out of Minnesota? Autonomous zones the now defunded police aren't allowed to enter... Crime running rampant... Literally murder in the streets... but they're lucky? I know conservative Oklahoma thinks these autonomous zones are insane, but when they start banning guns and that thin blue line is tasked with collections, I bet we adopt that autonomous idea pretty quick.

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