Orlando, FL -- You need luck to win the lottery, right? According to a man from Florida - wrong.
Richard Lustig has been a grand prize winner not once, not twice, but seven times.
Lustig said he's not a lucky man, but he has a method to his money-making madness.
Lustig said he sticks to a few basic rules. And clearly, it's paid off.
The largest amount of money he's won at one time was more than $840,000.
He said if you're going to play the lottery, the very first thing you need to do is set a budget.
"This is extremely important. It is very easy to get lottery fever. Do not spend grocery money. Do not spend rent money," said Lustig.
That's Lustig's number one tip. He said figure out what you can afford, what your budget is and stay within your budget.
Next, Lustig said to divide your budget by ten. He said if your budget is $10, you can buy ten $1 tickets. If your budget is $100, you can afford ten $10 tickets.
Lustig said you have to buy ten tickets in a row of the same game. Do not spread them out over three or four different games. He said the same goes for scratch off lottery tickets.
His last tip: Do not buy quick picks. That means, don't just hand the cashier a couple bucks and ask for a couple random numbers for tonight's drawing.
Lustig said you will never increase your chance of winning when those numbers are chosen at random.
"I believe most of the good things that have happened to me have been because I was methodical, I thought it through, and approached it in a manner that I thought gave me the best chance," he said.
Of course, no one can guarantee you'll win the lottery. That's why they call it a game of chance.
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