Easy come, easy go
Whether they win $500 million or $1 million, about 70 percent of lotto winners lose or spend all our money in five years or less.
Take a second chance
Always play the second-chance drawings. Some games require you to mail in your losing ticket. Others tell you to go online and register the ticket’s serial number. People either don’t know about the drawings or don’t take the time to enter, so your odds of winning are always better.
We don’t quit while we’re ahead
Do lotto winners still play the lottery? Absolutely. And we’re sure we’re going to win again. (Pro tip: Try buying a ticket from the U.S. state with the most lottery winners—and increase your chances of winning.)