There's no secret to winning the lottery — the only surefire way to get yourself a winning ticket is to be incredibly lucky. Kimberly Morris of Wake Forest, North Carolina, won the lottery twice in one day, and she can attest that there's nothing to victory but chance. "I wasn't really expecting much," she says. "I just enjoy playing the lottery."
If you do win big, however, there are clear rules experts suggest you follow and traps to avoid. Here are three ways to really beat the odds — by making sure your winnings don't go to waste.