I was watching TV and 60 Minutes was on and there was a really interesting story about a couple in Michigan who made $24 million in the lottery. Sure, you'd say, "Okay, someone won the big vote." No, they've been doing it in small increments over the years, and the way they've done it is fascinating. They came up with a formula. There is a special lottery game that rolls back if someone doesn't win.
The couple knew that the moment they rolled back was the time to buy more tickets, and statistically they could win. They basically beat the lottery, and even Massachusetts investigated it because they went from Michigan to Massachusetts after Michigan closed the lottery. The industry mailing list they were able to do it was brilliant, but that's the point. Everyone wins the lottery, right? You go buy a ticket and you win and you retire and do all these great things. It's just a dream. You will get rich quickly.
But what they did was build a company using the same tools and the same dreams that everyone had, sell a stake in it, and then slowly make everyone rich, and that's the point. They are very patient. They wait for the right moment. They have a system and that's the biggest difference between playing the lottery and being played by the lottery. When victory is not victory? Now, I don't know if you've played scratch tickets, but here's how to deal with them. One out of every 8 or 10 people is a winner. Usually, the winner is called a push. Push means you spend $10 and you get $10 back.