I'm going to explode one of lottery's greatest myths right now.
And you need to know it so you can finally forget about other bogus ideas and get winning quickly.
I was staring out to the harbor just now, and in the distance I spied a white shape... an exotic yacht heading towards me.
That's it in the photo, the Evviva, an Italian name for 'something beautiful or special.' It's owned by American boating billionaire John Orin Edson.
I went over to the 20x binoculars we have at the window and peered through.
Another Aston Martin owner at a gas station, film director Steven Spielberg.
I was sitting in my Aston Martin waiting for a lane to be free in my local city gas station.
I use this one because it's the only station with the high octane fuel my car requires.
And as I sat there waiting for the car ahead to exit, I saw a figure I recognised through all the extensive publicity he gets by being one of our country's few billionaires.
Isabel Zelaya of New York won $26 million dollars from the Mega Millions lotto drawing on "unlucky" Friday the 13th.
Acting, horse racing and sports players are big users of superstitions to enhance their skills. But lottery plays by a different set of rules. What do you think?
So I wonder how useful these following superstitions are...
A lucky ticket-holder has claimed a £32.5 million lottery jackpot which was won in the UK on Saturday.
Lotto bosses had come under fire after introducing a new harder to win game that sees victors having to beat odds of 45 million-to-one to scoop the top prize.
You might be unlucky like John Wines (pictured) who thought he had won $500,000 but was told by the scratch-off organisation it was a mistake. It pays to be sure of the rules when you get your tickets.
Marjorie and Alan Tyrie scooped a £1million win just days after losing his job.
It couldn't have come at a better time for the welder who had just been made redundant.
In a heartwarming stroke of luck Alan Tyrie and his wife Marjorie won £1 million (US$1.4 million) just two weeks with a UK National Lottery ticket.
Maryann Nowak (r) and Amy McGavis both received checks Friday worth $1 million dollars from the NY Lottery's Yolanda Vega.
Two western New Yorkers collected million-dollar checks after the New York State Lottery officially recognized their lottery wins.
Michael Donnelly is Virginia's first top-prize winner in the Cash4Life game.
A grocery store employee accidentally generated the wrong lottery ticket for a customer who then chose another ticket.
We've scratched our heads to figure out this blast from the past Delaware Lottery ad from 2007.
Even the official headline is not that clear: "Sometimes it pays to get a little out of line. Win by matching numbers straight or across lines."
Big queues line up for a chance of winning a Powerball jackpot.
It took almost a year to discover a winning lottery ticket, but a Philadelphia man got lucky after getting stuck in a snowstorm.
A Powerball winner at a Michigan Lottery press conference last year.
It was the first time the Michigan woman had used her credit card to play the lottery.
Becky Landry of Tecumseh caught Powerball fever when the jackpot soared beyond $1 billion, so she bought $20 worth of tickets.
John Robinson, a longtime resident of Munford, Tennessee, was one of three ticket holders winning the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot. PHOTO: AP
In January three Powerball ticket holders won the record $1.6 billion jackpot and will face some lifechanging challenges.
The owner of the store which sold one of the winning $1.5 billion USA Powerball tickets.
California Lottery officials presented 7-Eleven owner Balbir Atwal with a $1million check, just for being the lucky place where one of the Powerball winners purchased her ticket.
M. Faroqui, left, celebrates the sale of a winning Powerball ticket at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills. PHOTO: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times
The $1.5 Billion Powerball has been won by three tickets, and it's not surprising.
Because most of the numbers were at the low end of the scale where many casual players calculate their lucky numbers.
California resident Steven Tran won $648 million and wasted no time telling his boss.
Leaving their job is usually the first step to freedom for many lottery winners. Here's what one winner said to his boss:
This is the ritual that a record-breaking Michigan store does for every ticket sold.
Many lottery players have rituals, so this one is sure to please buyers from Party World in Alpine Township.