Seven Time Lottery Winner Shares The Five Simple Tricks He Used To Beat The System

Richard Lustig, who won the lottery seven times, revealed the five simple tricks he claimed were behind his successes. 
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A man who won the lottery seven times revealed the five simple tricks he claimed were behind his successes. 

Winning the lottery is a dream for many, a fleeting hope that a small investment might lead to unimaginable riches.

For Richard Lustig, this dream became a reality not once but seven times.

His astonishing streak of lottery wins made him a legend among hopeful players worldwide, and he previously revealed it’s all a part of a disciplined strategy.

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Richard Lustig won the lottery seven times. Credit: Fox Business

Lustig, from the U.S., became a media sensation with his repeated lottery successes.

He didn’t just win small prizes; his victories included jackpots and life-changing sums of cash – he accumulated over a million dollars.

The lottery winner’s strategies did not come without criticism, with skeptics arguing that a game plan can’t influence the outcome.

One person said: “I want to know how much money he SPENT on the lottery.”

Another insisted: “His ‘method’ isn’t a method, it’s just nonsense and he got lucky.”

So, what were Lustig’s all-important tips?

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Richard Lustig said he originally had ‘no plan’ and ‘no method’ regarding his lottery endeavors. Credit: WESH 2

Initially, Lustig struggled with his lottery endeavors.

In a 2016 interview with Forbes, he said: “Like everybody else, I was losing all the time.”

But through trial and error, he developed a strategy.

Each time Lustig won, he noted down the methods that led to his success and used this for future tickets.

It’s important to note that his tips weren’t based on strict mathematical logic but on his personal experiences.

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Richard Lustig published a book on his lottery-winning successes. Credit: ABC

In Lustig’s book ‘Learn How To Increase Your Chances of Winning The Lottery,’ he said people should avoid quick-pick numbers generated by store computers.

He told Forbes: “Every time you buy a quick pick, you get a different set of numbers; therefore, your odds are always going to be at their worst in that particular game.”

Due to their limited range, Lustig advised against using birthdays and anniversaries for number selection.

He added: “If you pick your own numbers and only play birthdays and anniversaries, you’re splitting the pot with 20-40 people. If you spread the numbers out across the whole track, you’ll either be the only winner or will split it with only one or two people.”

Instead, Lustig recommended sticking to chosen numbers and playing them consistently. He also suggested buying more than one card with different sets of numbers.

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Richard Lustig shared tips for winning the lottery. Credit: Fox Business

Consistency is another critical element, as Lustig said: “Never miss a drawing in the game you’re playing.”

The lottery winner also warned people to gamble responsibly, adding: “Do not get caught up in what’s called lottery fever. Don’t spend grocery money. Don’t spend rent money. Figure out what you can afford to spend.”

While his lottery tips have garnered both interest and doubt, they offer a glimpse into the unconventional approaches some take toward improving their odds.

Lustig died at age 68 in 2018 but his legacy lives on through his book, which remains popular among lottery enthusiasts.

Listen to Richard Lustig share his lottery-winning tips here…

Please gamble responsibly. For help, support, and advice about problem gambling, contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network here.

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.