Mega Millions Fever: Tips for Buying Your Lucky Lottery Ticket
Ok, got a little carried away, maybe I could buy the U.S.A.? Actually, I would use the money to pay off all debts of all family members and people who have helped me along the way. Then set up my family for life. What a dream....
Mega Millions fever is gripping the nation.
The jackpot for the lottery game that's played in 42 states as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Island is an estimated $363 million. Lives will change if a winning number is drawn Tuesday night - or excitement will be stoked to fever-pitch if no winner is drawn and the jackpot increases.
Here are his tips for buying tickets:
Pick your own numbers. Don't leave it up to the machine. Lustig advises against playing Quick Picks, the phrase describing the number the computer picks for you when you don't use your own.
Do your homework. Go online and make sure the set or sets of numbers you play have never come up before.
Stick with your strategy. You have to learn what number to play and how often to play. Commit to your numbers and stick to your strategy.
Avoid lottery fever. When jackpots get this high , Lustig says, people tend to get lottery fever and spend a lot more than they normally would or can afford. Don't go crazy; the odds are still the same no matter how much you spend.