Hey buddy, listen, you have to think about the Lottery as a game, similar to other games. You allocate money to pay for a game. You pay for a mobile game, you pay for a Playstation/Xbox game, etc… this is ‘play‘ money. This is play money, you have to go in knowing you will lose.
There are some strategies though that some people have theorized. Buying 4-5 scratch tickets in a row for example, sometimes can result in a winner or two. Buying one ticket here and there, the odds of losing are slightly higher than buying in bulk. Its all luck too man.
Think of this as FUN money. It is a game.