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Richard Lustig Lottery Book Review

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Florida lottery winner Richard Lustig has won 7 grand lottery prizes. His lottery book details his simple secret system.

Richard Lustig lottery book
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What He Says

  • My name is Richard Lustig and I live in Florida
  • I have created a method… that has enabled us to WIN several lottery GRAND prizes
  • I purposely made the book short and to the point
  • Luck has absolutely nothing to do with it

What I Think

The first thing I ought to point out before the hype gets you, is that Richard is not a lottery multi-millionaire. He hasn’t actually won 7 huge lottery jackpots. In reality his 7 wins amount to $1,047,060.58, and one of those prizes was a jackpot of $842,152.91. Bear in mind that lottery winnings are also taxed in the USA.

It’s also worth pointing out that his biggest win was back in January 2002, and his last ‘big’ win was in 2010.

Here’s the full list of his 7 grand prizes:-

  • Jan 1993 — $10,000 (scratch-off ticket)
  • 14th Aug 1997 — $13,696.03 (Florida Fantasy 5)
  • 2nd June 2000 — Holiday to Los Angeles, value $3,594.66 (scratch-off ticket 2nd chance draw)
  • 18th Oct 2001 — Holiday to Memphis, value $4,966 (scratch-off ticket 2nd chance draw)
  • 22nd Jan 2002 — $842,152.91 (Florida Mega Money)
  • 25th Nov 2008 — $73,658.06 (Florida Fantasy 5)
  • 9th Aug 2010 — $98,992.92 (Florida Fantasy 5)

[Source of data: Sentinel Research]

There’s also a $5,145 win on the Florida Lotto on 11th July 2009, but I don’t think he’s counting that one as a ‘grand’ prize.

OK, but that’s still more than most lottery players have won though, right? So is it way beyond luck as he claims? And forgetting the hype, is the advice actually any good?

The Big Problem With This Book

There is some basic common sense advice in the book (although a lot less than I give away for free in my lottery tips!). Advice such as keeping tickets that lose as a tax deductible and/or for playing those second chance drawings.

Just don’t get too excited on the tax side as this doesn’t apply in most countries around the world (if they don’t tax your winnings, it’s extremely unlikely you can use your losing tickets to offset tax!).

But the big problem is that key advice he’s offering in the book is just plain wrong. On two ‘strategies’ in particular.

Richard advises always playing the same numbers every draw. He also advises buying scratch off tickets in batches of 10 of the same card rather than different cards.

Both he claims improve your chances of winning – the fact is however, neither of those things make the slightest difference to your chances (they really don’t see below…)!

Richard Buys a LOT Of Lottery Tickets

This is the key piece of information he never lets on. Richard will simply not tell you how many tickets he bought to generate those 7 prizes – and therefore his real ‘profit’ (if any?). Remember, that big win (80% of his winnings) happened back in 2002.

So although he may not like to think so, buying large numbers of tickets is the real reason he has won 7 times. That, together with choosing games which are easier to win in the first place, and a bunch of luck.

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There’s been a little debate in the comments below about whether playing the same numbers or changing them helps you. It categorically does not make any difference, but this video should help if you’re still unsure:-

Note that Jason Gershman, Ph.D (an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Mathematics at NSU) agrees with me on this point, and states that Richard’s advice is “nonsense” and that “you’d be wasting your time and money doing that system”.

Did you buy the book, or see him on TV? Let us know what you think of Richard Lustig’s lottery system book or advice by adding your comment or review below. Thanks.

120 Comments so far ↓

  • Mark Brown

    Hello my name is Mark, I currently am in my last year in college, I have 2 kids. I recently got the Lustig book and well I tried some of the strategies, only won five hundred bucks. The same five hundred bucks I tried your strategy and I’ve won 5,000 with the Georgia Five. Thank you a whole lot.

  • Miss Betty

    I purchased Richard’s book and found it pretty much worthless. Don’t waste your money. You will likely learn more from the reviews without making him richer by buying the book.

    • LG

      Yup. You can always return it for a refund though – this is very easy to do if you bought from Amazon (go to ‘Your Orders’, then click on ‘Return or Replace Items’). If it doesn’t deliver what you were promised then it’s only right and fair.

  • Ed Suriel Jr

    What’s the easy method to winning Powerball in his book.

    • LG

      Don’t use quick picks, don’t change your numbers and never miss a draw. That’s about it. Amazing eh? 😉

  • Norman Brown

    Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was unable to continue my lessons with Richard Lustig. I invested over $500 dollars on lessons but can’t get into the website to review the lessons I paid for. Please help me solve this problem by sending me a password to reenter the site.

    • LG

      Over $500! I hope you got some astounding information from Richard for that kind of money. Because it’s rare to hear him say anything that’s correct let alone actually useful.

      P.S. Not sure why you think I can help you with a password for his site..? You need to contact him Norman.

  • Fatma

    Hey I need win the lottery soon please help me. If I buy the book this is truth or just fake please tell me. Or just dreams OMG I need the money please God help me?

    • LG

      1. This book will NOT help you.

      2. If you genuinely ‘need’ money, playing the lottery is NOT the way to get it. If you need to buy food or pay bills then work is the way to do that. Never play the lottery with money you cannot afford to lose.

    • Michael

      Fatma, just like the Lottery guy has said, if you are desperately in need of money, playing the lotto isn’t going to be a way out. To answer your question, I have some questions for you : 1) Do you keep record of past lotto results, at least the last 50 result? 2) If yes, what do you notice in each result that is common to other past results of the same lotto game you are playing? I know you going to say odd and even numbers, right? You are correct if you said so, but there is something more that binds those odd and even numbers together to form winning numbers. If you don’t know this, do not play lotto. We can work together if you don’t mind, but before then, I will like you to folow this simple 3 letters K.S.E. K = Knowledge, S = Strategy E = Execution. I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Dave

    I am kind of surprised to hear the bad side of this 7-time lottery winner. I believe there’s a way to beat the odds at their game or games. Wish I had some kind of number-crunching software. I came real close to winning the FL Fantasy 5 game back in April, matching 4 numbers and winning $555 with the 5th number off by one. It was a set of numbers I got from a psychic a year earlier and that 5th number might have been changed from the psychic’s. I could not find those original numbers to play. Anyway I, pretty much, play the same ones every drawing with a slight adjustment as I feel it’s time for that now. I have been playing the F5 game since I moved here 7 yrs. ago and is the only way to get me moved back to AZ where I dearly miss my friends and the mountains.

    • LG

      It’s not a ‘bad side’ as such – just the facts for once :-). The media companies don’t like having to spend any time bothering to dig beneath their headlines and 20 second stories. So it’s very rare to find any that actually point out what those ‘7 wins’ really are. Or that the advice given is nonsense.

      I’d be very wary of any claims made by ‘psychics’.

      Hope you get to see those mountains again soon.

  • Mister K

    How do you explain the documented winners that swear by his method? Is it really just luck?

    • LG

      What ‘documented winners’..?

      But yes, pure luck would explain it entirely. If you sold a book saying the key secret is to only buy tickets when you’re wearing a purple t-shirt, and enough people buy it, then sure you’ll get some winners. Somewhere somebody wins every single draw with a quick pick ticket (although Richard says you should never buy a quick pick because they can’t possibly win…).

      But you only need to look the facts above and ask a few telling questions. Why hasn’t Richard won anything bigger than the prizes he has? Why hasn’t he won anything in the last 6 years? Why does he never reveal how much he has spent on buying tickets?

  • Grace Osabu-Kle

    I have a strong feeling of playing past winning numbers for lotto 649. Is this a wise decision. I just have a gut feeling those numbers may be repeated.

    • LG

      Mathematically there’s no reason why past numbers are any less likely to appear again. I’m not sure gut feeling really means anything, but it can’t hurt to try.

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