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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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UPDATE:

There’s been a little debate in the comments below about whether playing the same numbers or changing them helps you. In pure maths terms 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.

155 Comments so far ↓

  • donna reiman

    Stop being so negative I see you don’t want to put up posts about people who may like his system. I’d like to point out has any of your negative people or you for that matter tried it out.

    • LG

      It’s not ‘being negative’ if something genuinely does not work though is it? :-). It’s nothing personal – this is just one of many lottery systems that don’t work out there. But you can also look at the reviews of this book on Amazon – right now there are 46% of the reviews that gave it just 1 star (it’s pretty rare for a book to get such bad reviews). Read the actual content of those reviews too though – they are very revealing.

      There aren’t any comments from people who like his system here simply because as yet nobody has left one.

  • Docwyoming

    Lotteries are for losers at life. They will always need to believe that they can win. The alternative is to grow up, face reality and learn personal responsibility.

    • LG

      It does make me wonder why someone with no interest in the lottery would go out of their way to find a site about nothing but playing the lottery. And then leave a moany negative comment about all lottery players..?

      Smile Doc 🙂 Maybe you forgot that playing the lottery is fun.

    • Veritas

      Hey ‘Doc’ – we can’t all be “winners” like you… I make 6 figures, have 2 houses and 5 cars… BUT I still play the lottery! So does that make me a loser in life? I bet I also have more real friends than you. Maybe YOU need to re-evaluate your petty opinions on ‘those people’ and open your eyes. It may be fun too!

  • Darday

    Thank you for this information. It is sad people take advantage of others who are really in need and get their hopes up thinking they can have a better life. Life is not always about money but it sure helps ease things especially with a medical condition not reversible or treatable and can last 20+ years. I am an in-house caregiver to a relative and I work a job also. It is tough and rough and I know the day will come when I must be at home 24hrs and I am scared with no money to come in from a job. I surely could use a lotto win to help us financially. I can’t afford to throw money on ‘false hopes’ as Richard Lustig presents with his Lotto Dominator. I rarely play the lotto or buy a scratch off knowing the odds are high.

    • 503hippie

      Darday. I concurred with your statement. I’m grateful to have a secondary knowledge that it’s not a sound investment. Thumbs up on the info.

  • CS

    I just started using Richards methods about 3 weeks ago and unable to afford some of the costs of his offers, he has given them to me for free for life and although I have not won a jackpot I have been playing on the lotteries money, I play take 5 and spend $35.00 a week. I win one or two quick picks each play and at least 3 numbers hit each play and on July 4th, 4 of my numbers hit. So I am the first person to leave a positive post about Richard Lustig and his lottery methods.

    • LG

      And you’re basing all of this on testing for 3 whole weeks..?

    • Kym

      Very excited for you CS… one of Richards ebooks states visualization. And if you really want to win the lottery make it your job. Do your homework not just be a sucker and throw your money away… It looks like you are on to something. Hope your next comment is a big win! Way to Go!

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