People who know me well know that I have managed to win the lottery on several occasions. Mind you, the most I won on any ticket was $28, but I did win more often than the stated odds. With the Mega Millions drawing reaching half a billion, I know that a lot of other people may want to know my secrets. So here they are:
First of all, be unemployed. I don’t know why, but this seems to help.
Next, live in a trailer or other flimsy structure. Luck needs to be able to seep into your home. If you live in a fortress, luck will be unable to reach you. I’m privileged enough to live in a house built by drunken vagrants and I’m also pretty sure that my house only passed inspection because someone was bribed. Unfortunately, I’ve also been making repairs recently so I haven’t been as lucky.
Related to this concept, there are a number of other things that are detrimental to luck: a security system, storm doors and windows, and thick insulation. Why? Because luck assumes that if you have all these other things that you don’t need it. Luck is emotionally needy. Don’t judge it. You need it, too.
Next, remember that luck congregates in dangerous neighborhoods. Go there to buy your ticket. But don’t use up all your luck trying to escape safely. That could ruin your chances of winning.
I find that the lottery is like real estate and the secret to winning is location, location location. This means that you need to find the right place to buy your ticket. My rule of thumb is that the odds that the store is selling the winning ticket is directly proportional to the number of shotguns the owner keeps under the counter. BTW - Any remote areas where you hear Dueling Banjos (and it's not coming from a radio) is usually a great place to buy a ticket.
Good luck. And may the odds be ever in your favor.