In my opinion, there is just one simple way to win the lottery. I'll tell you that below.
In the meantime, here's some suggestions that ABC News has come up with. Maybe they'll help you net that $500+million dollar Mega Millions jackpot.
Here are his tips for buying tickets:
Pick your own numbers. Don’t leave it up to the machine. Experts advise 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, 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.
So, what's my sure fire way to win the lottery? I bet you thought I was going to say "Don't play."
Are you kidding me? The only way to win it, is to be in it. I (seriously) sugguest you sell your house, car, clothes, electronics, first born children, all the food in your cupboard, your blood, plasma and even donate your hair to charity for the tax write off. Seriously.