Is there a way to win Mega Millions lottery?

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December 30, 2010 3:25:55 PM PST
When it comes to winning the lottery, is there a method to the madness?

According to Richard Lustig there is, he's picked the winning numbers 7 times.

His success story has been featured on TLC's "The Lottery Changed My Life" and even wrote a book "Learn how to increase your chances of winning the lottery."

His advice: "Don't do quick picks, select your own numbers," he said.

He also encourages people to do research. "Go online and make sure the set or sets of numbers you play have never been played before. That's important," adds Lustig.

But not everyone buys his method. Some comments on line are critical.

As we all know the odds of winning are slim.

But with a Mega-Millions jackpot that will be nearly $237 million, you can bet hundreds of thousands of people are willing to try their luck.

You can see the next Mega Millions drawing live Friday night, right before Eyewitness News at 11 p.m.