Choose Your Own Numbers or Get Quick Picks with Mega Millions?

Maxine Nelson By Maxine Nelson, 27th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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The Mega Millions lottery will have its drawing on Tuesday night, March 27, with a jackpot of $363 million. Richard Lustig has given some helpful advice on how to buy a winning ticket. Are his strategies worth looking into or is it all luck?

Mega Millions Jackpot

In February of this year Powerball had one of their biggest jackpots at $336 million. Now another lottery game called Mega Millions is up for grabs with another huge jackpot worth $363 million. If you live in one of the 42 states, including Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands, you are in luck, provided you buy a ticket for the drawing on Tuesday. According to ABC News, they had some very interesting tips on how you could possibly buy a very lucky ticket and maybe beat the odds of 1 in 176 million chances. It seems everyone is trying to find that “Holy Grail” of the perfect lottery strategy. Is there a definitive strategic book, computer software, numbering system or “how to” DVD to better my chances in winning the lottery whether it is Mega Millions, Powerball, or other lotteries? That is certainly the question.

Richard Lustig Lottery Tips

Richard Lustig has certainly made the rounds on television news programs, including my local Fox news station a couple of months ago, hawking his lottery secrets advice and a book titled “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” that costs $40. Lustig simply gave some advice to ABC News for the upcoming Mega Millions Tuesday night (March 27) jackpot. In a nutshell he stated to never buy a quick pick ticket. Instead, you need to do your homework and pick numbers that are way overdue and stick with it. What is truly better? Buying a lottery ticket from a machine via the quick pick system or choosing your own numbers? The Lottery World Syndicate webpage states, either strategy has exactly the same chance of winning.

How to Get "The Winning" Lottery Ticket

Now the final question remains. Is there any way to get that winning ticket? Forget about those lottery books, computer software programs and other systems you’ve seen advertise online, reports Lottery World Syndicate. There simply is no winning method. The lotteries are designed specifically to be completely random, pure and simple. All you need to do is purchase a ticket, then wait and see if you’ve won.


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author avatar Denise O
28th Mar 2012 (#)

My numbers didn't come in and I noticed no one else won last night, so Friday they are estimating it to be around 472 million! Lord have mercy! Nice read. Good luck. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Natasha
28th Mar 2012 (#)

What is the world coming to when 472 million is an underestimate! I just bought a ticket online at for what is actually a 476 million dollar jackpot.

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