You should note before I go on that it also states and I quote "While his scheme was legal at the time, new laws in the US and Australia render Mandel's scheme impossible nowadays. You can no longer buy lottery tickets in bulk and print your tickets at home — two key parts of Mandel's formula."

So without further ado, Here's the 6-step formula basically involves you purchasing all the combinations or tickets possible in a given lottery. I tend to find this a bit out of reach for most of us. So no longer is it doable, but it is illegal, according to the article. So why push this on us and pay for advice that is illegal? I don't know, but that is up to you. For all that effort, he pocketed $97,000 after a $1.3 million win in 1987. What has been won since? is my question.

Read the entire feature about Mandel's feat in The Hustle.