Who will be the lucky winner?

Who will be the lucky winner?

CREATED Mar 28, 2012

Reporter: Stephani Ruiz

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The odds of any of matching five white balls plus the gold ball- about one in 176 million. But eventually, someone has to win. Here's how to increase your odds-

First, don't use commonly lucky numbers like 3, 7, or 11.

Also, stay away from any number under 31. Those could be calendar dates like someone's birthday or anniversary.

And don't pick all odd or even numbers.

Seven-time Jackpot Winner Richard Lustig says there's a strategy. Don't let the computer choose your numbers for you.

"Going online and making sure the set or sets of numbers you play have never come up before- that's very important," Lustig said.

Experts also say to avoid lottery ticket fever. No matter how many tickets you buy, your odds of winning are the same.