Richard Lustig Lottery Book Review

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  • Isabelle in Victoria BC

    Hello from Canada,

    Good grief you have your work cut out for you and have so much patience… You repeat the same thing over again, with all the logic of a true scientist yet people continue to think that these games can be won with systems… Too funny… My system? I play the same 6 and 7 numbers out of habit for our 6/49 and lotto max draws each week because it’s quick and done with. I also buy a scratch ticket called Set For Life because for 5 dollars I could win 675,000.00, other tickets wouldn’t pay out as much and cost more, and because someone I know won it years ago so I know there are winners. I win quite a bit, small prizes from free tickets to $75 but that’s better than a kick in the pants, the most was a nice thousand dollar home reno with second chance contest. I enjoy playing a little bit, and understand the fact that these games have odds and that each one is either a winner or a loser, the clock resets everytime, there is no system. In Canada people who live back East seem to win more and people get mad, but they win because they buy more tickets and have a larger population than we do here where I live, there is no conspiracy!!! They buy 12% of the tickets and win 12% of the time, we play 7% of the tickets and win 7%…

    Anyway, keep sane, and keep up the good work, your patience is admirable. Oh and soon, very very soon, Ill be winning the Lotto Max. $50,000,000 this Friday in fact. hehehe…. In fact, that is my system, just telling myself positively that I’ll win and not saying “if” but “when I win the jackpot”?

    Oh and our winnings are tax free in Canada so my $50,000,000.00 will be mine, all mine!!! But in Canadian $$$…

    Take care!
    Isabelle GrandWinner. 😉

    • Chris Grand Winner too

      Well said Isabelle. And have fun with your winnings.

      P.S. in Belgium, the lottery is tax free… (the government take their tax share on sold tickets, not on my winning). That’s all.

    • Patty

      I won $200K in Jan 09′ from Powerball. This is why I FEEL I won… I have read many books (MANY!) that say in order to create what you want in your life, you have to act as if you already have it. Or at least create the same FEELINGS you would feel had you won that thing. Could be a job, car, etc… well on the night I won, I was celebrating my 50th birthday and got all dressed up, went out to dinner with 10 friends, then to a club with a band for dancing and other friends joined up with us there. everyone brought cards, gifts etc… balloons. The band wished me a Happy 50th, I had a few rum runners, was happy as a lark, and danced the night away. I was the spotlight for the night. I had so much fun and celebrated as if I had won a lot of money. Same feeling, different reason. But the Universe just gets the vibration of your FEELING, and then delivers. Had I won that $$ I probably would’ve gone to that club with friends and picked up the whole tab, danced, partied etc… Same FEELING. I will also say, I had been praying for some divine intervention for some financial help for about 6 months. So, ask and you shall receive. I need to try this again. lol

      • LG

        Firstly congrats on the win – sounds like your 50th was a blast 🙂

        I’m not personally a big fan of the modern ‘Law Of Attraction’ stuff, I think it’s been somewhat corrupted into a ‘think about it, get free stuff’ mindset. When really it’s about the visualising making you take ACTION – because that’s what creates the results, taking action. If you want a new career but never do anything about it, then it’s not going to just happen all by itself. However, if focussing on/visualising/obsessing about (call it whatever doesn’t feel too wacky) that new career leads you to taking a training course that starts you on that path – then that’s the action that makes it happen.

        Don’t get me wrong – it is a valuable technique that gets results. Just not in the way some people are selling it.

        Similarly with playing the lottery, the whole daydreaming about being a winner is an important part of playing – it greatly adds to the fun (which equals value for money!), and is pretty much visualisation itself. But it doesn’t physically make your numbers come out of the machine. Instead it keeps you interested, motivated and playing. Because that’s the only action that can lead to winning 🙂

      • Patty

        You didn’t get it. It’s not thinking about it, get free stuff – it’s creating the same feeling.

      • LG

        But nothing happens without taking action. Creating those feelings motivates, which leads you to take action, which is what makes things happen 🙂

  • Bob Balcombe

    Since WA st. entered in the Lotto game I have been a weekly winner. How do I do this. It happens this way say I intend to purchase 20 dollars worth of tickets a week. What I do is invest that money into a savings account that draws X amount of interest. That is how I win. These lotteries have been studied by mathematicians and gaming experts from all sides. The states can afford the loss, because the losers are paying the winners. How do you think Vegas and Reno have survived. New Jersey has been the only loser because of the economy. This is not to say Reno and Vegas has not seen their down fall also. It has not been because some one is wining all the time, it is because the economy is so crapy. It is like the Reality TV shows flipping houses not many make it in that market. Has anyone watched the program Deadliest Catch? Well they tell you how to make a million per season. To do this is you have to start out with 2 mil. So after the season is over and you pay all your expenses you have one mil. LOL

    • LG

      But you’re really missing the point Bob – playing the lottery is entertainment, we do it because we enjoy it! We don’t do it as an investment. It sounds like you’re in danger of getting seduced by that smug ‘lottery is a tax on the stupid‘ lot 🙂

      You see, we could be talking about ‘wasting’ that $20 on beer, movies, magazines or fishing.

      You could just as easily say, take the $20 a week you spend on having fun and put it in the bank instead. There you go – now you have less fun in your life, but hey you’ve got slightly more money than you had before..!

      Do you see what I mean?

      The difference with playing the lottery is that there is actually a genuine chance you could win a jackpot too. That’s never happened with any money I’ve ever put in the bank or spent on beer 🙂

  • David

    Hey, Lottery Guy:

    Not only did I buy Lustig’s book (for $39.00), I also joined his “university” (for $49.00). After reading all these comments, my next email will be to Lustig’s website to ask for refunds on both items. Lustig claims there’ll be no problem to get the refunds, so I’ll see, and let you know (I’ll bookmark this site so I can find you again). Sure wish I’d seen your site first, before I got suckered into buying Lustig’s stuff! Oh, well; as Gordon Gekko (character in “Wall Street”) said, “Greed is good!” NOT!

    • LG

      Oops – but at least you know now 🙂

      Good luck with the refund, be interested to hear how it goes.

      • David

        Well, I finally did get the refund, but it took an email to the company that markets Lustig’s stuff, Software Projects Inc support, to get it done. I wrote Lustig right after I emailed you. Every time (like 6 emails) I emailed Lustig, asking politely for a refund, he pleaded with me to stay with him, offering several different incentives (he thought they were incentives, but I didn’t). Finally, I wrote back to him, using all caps (yeah, I know that’s like shouting), asking (again!) for a refund. Guess what? He stopped writing me! Guess I finally got his attention. A few days later, I again wrote, asking for a refund; no reply. That’s when I wrote Software Projects support, and they couldn’t have been nicer; in a few days, I got the refund. So, lots of lessons learned here, especially: be careful whom you deal with. Take care, and keep up the good work.

      • LG

        Great to hear they finally came through with the refund David, although it’s always a shame when companies make you work for it. If people aren’t happy why make it worse! But a good result.

      • David L.

        Regarding the refund issue: Software Projects is a marketing company that represents a lot of small-time online vendors. ALL of their vendors are required to agree to a 60-day, no-questions-asked refund guarantee as a condition of representation. If you want a refund on something, it is best to contact Software Projects (they send instructions on how to do this) with each purchase. I have asked for refunds twice on purchases from their vendors, and they absolutely honor the guarantee! They send a return email within an hour confirming the refund, and it is credited to your card within three business days. It is great to deal with their vendors, because of their refund policy. By the way, I have no connection with the company other than what I disclosed! 🙂

    • Patty

      I live in the same community as Richard and even met him once. He spends A LOT of $$ playing the lottery. That is how he wins. The girls at our Publix all know him and say he spends a lot of $$.

      • LG

        Yet his last ‘big’ win was over 5 years ago. Maybe “never play the quick picks” is not the secret to beating the lottery after all 😉

  • Becky

    Whew, that was a close call. After receiving an email about his university I thought to myself, hey why not? However, thanks to the world of google I can double check my decision prior to making it! 🙂 and I did and I landed here. So I will not be investing in the University or going to Amazon to buy the book. Sometimes we wish we could find a way to just put $20,000.00 or more in our pockets quickly and without any hard work involved but in the end it is just that… a wish. Lottery playing is meant to be a sport of fun and chance and if played that way can be fun and even sometimes rewarding. When you play it as a way to gain income it becomes a sin with little to no reward. Thank you for your site, you saved me at least $49 and a possible headache trying to get out of the monthly autopay. I feel like I should pay you. 🙂 Shame on “Newsmax” for peddling this in their emails. God Bless, Becky

  • CbrisJ

    Yep, I got suckered in by Richard’s “University” and the only thing I learned (well, something different anyway) was that Scratcher “strategy”. Will be contacting the marketing company to get off auto pay (or worse case just calling my bank to report a stolen card or tell them to issue a charge back).

    Other thing that ticked me off was that he sent me a link that redirected to a binary options trading program. So, I think all Richard does now is put little snippets from his book into monthly video “lessons” and uses his subscribers to fuel his affiliate marketing efforts. He also sent a link to LottoLishus (a form of lottery syndicate) that I already belong to.

    I need to rejoin your service Lottery Guy!

    • LG

      Yeah, shame that scratcher strategy doesn’t actually work either (they simply don’t print them that way – they are printed randomly, so it’s perfectly possibly to get 10 losing tickets in a row – and you’re just as likely to win if you play 10 entirely different games if they have the same odds). It’s such a shame he persists on selling this ‘advice’ when he’s been told that he’s wrong.

      No need to report your card stolen though – that’s going to cause you far too much hassle. Just ask Software Projects Inc to cancel the payment (as David did), copy in your bank on the request if you can and that should be the end of it. If in the unlikely event they still debit you, that’s what the chargeback system is for (or for when someone doesn’t deliver goods/services as promised).

      Be careful out there 😉

      • ChrisJ

        I contacted his marketing department after getting a “please stay…I’ll cut the price in half” pitch. Saw the credit on my next statement, so no problems there.

        Funny bit was that I have been playing 10 scratchers/week and get 2 or 3 winners. I usually play the $2 games but tried $3 a few times and have had “returns” of $7-10 back on $2 and $12-15 on $3 games. You might attribute it to dumb luck, but I’ve been doing this since July (I know only 5 months of data).

        Some of you might think “well, those results are worth the price you paid for the service!”. Not really, of course that’s my opinion. Maybe I’ll be more self-actualized if I hit a multi-million dollar jackpot.

        BTW Lottolishus is a nice way to put your lotto game on autopilot, unless your one of those people that only play when the jackpot is over $100, during the summer solstice when Saturn is in retrograde…but I’m not judging. 🙂

      • LG

        Glad you got your refund too 🙂

        I wouldn’t say that was dumb luck though – just perfectly normal results really (spend $30, win back $12-15). That’s how scratchers work. Buying in batches isn’t what makes that happen, it’s simply the number you buy overall. If you’re buying the same ticket it doesn’t matter if you buy 100 in one go, or 1 a week for a 100 weeks – the odds overall are exactly the same. What matters most is whether or not the jackpot happens to be amongst those 100 tickets 🙂

        Lottolishus is pretty good actually, particularly for US players as they are based in California. You can also get a weeks free play if you put in the coupon code from here.

  • SOMars

    Wow! Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again! ..lol.. watching Newsmax channel and saw this guy’s commercial. All of the famous names and TV shows mentioned caught my attention. I questioned my initial reaction and thought he might possibly be legit! After reading your review and all the previous comments, I realized I had it right initially! That was a close one! I’ll admit he had me interested. And to think I would’ve wasted money that could go into playing my numbers and buying more scratch offs! …lol…. in all seriousness, the truthful common sense review was truly much appreciated!

  • Peter

    Dear friends —

    I don’t expect anyone here will believe me. I am 61, but when I was about 25, back in Scotland, married, three children, living a hand-to-mouth existence and working in a pub earning a pittance, I had an ‘idea.’ This was before the lottery. We had the British Football Pools back then. We still do, but it’s all shook up and vastly different. Anyway, I decided to ‘try’ and win the Football Pools. You put down 10 or 11 crosses where you think the team will draw. Preferably a score draw, like 1-1 or 2-2, etc. If you have eight score draws you win the Jackpot, the First Division. Anyway, in my spare time, and I didn’t have much of that, I devised a system whereby I created a kind of fractional number, depending upon how far the away team came to play the home team. For example, Coventry v Birmingham. That’s not far, about 20 miles or so. But say Woolwich was playing Bristol. That means that Bristol is travelling approximately 100 miles to London to play. I know it’s not much, but it was part of my fraction, my handicapping system. It really comes into play with games like Plymouth v Glasgow Rangers, that’s 400 miles, even IF Glasgow Rangers flew down the previous night: the psychological impact is the same. Anyway, I would add or substract from the fraction, the handicapping, how the teams played last time, and how far down the Divisional tables they were now compared to last time. I would also use other handicapping, which I won’t go into here. The result? I tested it out about six times, over six Saturdays, and I noticed I was getting four and five score draws. One Saturday, and I will never forget this, I completed my coupon (Littlewoods Pools) and put it behind the clock on the mantelpiece. My wife, my then-wife, urged me to post it (this was Wednesday) and I said I would get round to it. Short and sweet, I never did. And guess what? I got not eight score draws but nine. That would have meant that not only would I have won a grand First Division, but I would have scooped up everybody else’s prizes of that magnitude. My wife, my then-wife, and I didn’t speak for a week. We couldn’t. You can imagine how we felt. Bottom line? I never did the Pools again, not once. And that was all those years ago. But there is never a day goes by that I don’t think about it. – Peter

  • PJ Dawson

    I am playing the scratch tickets a bit just for a check. A relative of mine in the family put me onto a retailer who was telling him what ticket to buy. If he liked ticket B, the retailer said no, not that one – take this one. and it won. So, I started to look into it and on one $5.00 ticket, I won $225.00.
    I have now discovered how the retailer knew which ticket would win.
    The real tip-off is that he would say, bring it back here to get the cash. Apparently, there is a bonus that retailers can get on a lot of winners being cashed at that store. If you see Lustig on TV, the retailer is handing him stacks of tickets to choose from. Richard picks out the ones he wants, and hands back the rest to the store keeper. I know what he is doing. 100% I know.

    I also have a method that garners lots of free plays. Bushels of them. It just hit me one night, and it is very simple. I trigger these free tickets only when the jackpot is huge!
    Another angle is when to play – what day – it has to do with the calendar.
    I was VERY glad that the new Lottario ticket had the new rules that I wanted .Second prize is 10 grand now. Before it was shared. Lottario has come up in my estimation as to how to cash their tickets.

    So, I still play 6-49 a certain way. Lotto Max a certain way. Ont- 49 is only good for playing one line, but the calendar tells when to play all the draws heavier than normal. Very easy to see why certain days are better than others.
    Lottario is protected from rising up to $2.00 per ticket as the OLC wants all the Grammas, etc. to keep playing and they will at $1.00.

    Each draw or lottery is different from the rest. And each MUST be played a certain way. The Free Ticket angle I want to keep to myself. It goes against the norm and I like to be different.
    I have another angle that I use on about 95% of my tickets. Every draw. Keep staring at them and it will be revealed to you.

    Big wins?? I had one in the 70’s. I won a free house, and am still in it today.
    Current value is $360,000.00.
    I take every edge I can get. My best pal has two Master Degrees, one in Mathematics and one in Computer Science. I run things by him, but he is not as controlled as I am. He can remember better than me, and he gives me all his angles and some are good. Some just normal.

    Here is your tidbit right from Las Vegas. If playing Keno, only play the eight number card. Best by far at $1.00. Works on lotteries.
    You only win 25 thousand when it hits. (I don’t bother with it, as I like my play now, as is)

    Cheers to all.

    • LG

      No, sorry, but that’s nonsense. There is no way for anyone to tell if a scratch off ticket is a winner just by looking at it. UNLESS you remove some of the covered serial number/bar code (which is cheating, and will get any retailer kicked out and likely prosecuted too).

      But it also doesn’t make much sense – a retailer is going to sell tickets regardless, he can’t ‘make’ more winning tickets than get randomly delivered to him – so what would they do with all the losing ones they still have to pay the lottery company for..?

      (Note: Richard doesn’t have any scratch-off tactics other than the one mentioned above which doesn’t work. Also, look at the list of Lustig’s prizes – does that look like someone who is doing what you suggest or has the game beat..? Er, no.)

  • John

    So as for his lottery scratch off ticket advice I see how he is wrong because they are all printed randomly. But for scratch off tickets that have a 1:3.5 chance for example isn’t it to your advantage to play at least 4 to have a better chance of getting at least 1 in that 3.5 scratch ofs to win something.

    • LG

      Yes and no. Buying 2, 3, 5 or even 100 all give you a better chance of winning. But there’s nothing advantageous about buying 4 when the odds are 1:3.5. It’s how much you win that really matters, whether you buy 1 or 1,000 🙂

      • ChrisJ

        The only decent pieces of advise that Richard had were “play within your budget” and “don’t play the $1 games”. The first one is pretty much standard practice for most gamblers/players but I wasn’t aware the the odds and prizes were much lower on the $1 games. With this wonderful thing called the internet, you can to on your states lottery page and see the odds, payoffs and if anyone has hit a jackpot prize. So, on Thursdays I check the CA lotto page and see if all the top prizes in a particular game have been won. If they have, I’d play a different game… but so far that hasn’t happened.

        The odds to win “any prize” and a “cash prize” are printed on the back of the ticket. Another point Richard brought up was “How much would you be happy to win?”; of course this is rhetorical but you have to think like this: “If my limit per play is $2, is a $20,000 jackpot worth it to me?”. I’m happy with 10 $2 scratchers ($20) a week. That’s just me. I buy my tickets every Friday and put my “winnings” (more like “returns”) in a pool for next week with the goal to win play out of my winnings. I had a ticket with FOUR winners on it totaling $110 so that’s what I’m doing now. Granted its slowly going down but I may/may not hit another one or a jackpot.

        Have a plan. Execute it on a regular (clockwork) basis. Don’t forget to enter tickets in a “second chance” drawing if that’s available. That’s just my take.

  • Melissa

    My thought is, if Lustig is so lucky then why not give him the money to play for you and help you win… just an opinion.

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