Advice for fellow lottery players: "Don't throw your tickets away. If you win enough money you can write off the cost of your losing tickets against the taxes you pay on your winnings," Lustig said on TLC. He also advises winners to be careful because all taxes are not necessarily taken out when winnings are paid out.
"If you're going to play lottery games try to use some common sense," says Lustig. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the more you play the better chances you have a winning."
His best advice: "Don't spend more than you can afford."