This morning, at least two people won shares in the $370 million Mega Millions Lottery jackpot. They faced the 1 in 175 million odds, and won. Those people will get a lot more media attention than the 600 million suckers who voluntarily paid into the jackpot.
I am going to resist the temptation to comment on the lottery, and instead, share with you my proven strategy to beat the system.
You heard me right. I have perfected a secret method which turn the odds in your favor.
Here is how I do it:
Simply write down the numbers you WOULD pick if you were going to buy a lottery ticket.
Then, when your numbers are not selected, celebrate that you did not waste a dollar on those losing numbers.
Then invest the dollar in something with a positive expected return. For instance, you could give it to your local Church, or invest it in the stock market.
Some times I even skip straight to the last step.