Originally reviewed on March 27th, 2008.

How to Win Lotteries, Sweepstakes and Contests in the 21st Century by Steve Ledoux (aka America’s Sweepstakes King) was originally published in 2000 and the second edition was published in 2004. This is one of the few sweepstaking books I review that is still in print.

Our books dovetail together. Although we both cover the hobby as a whole, Steve writes extensively on lotteries and mail-in promotions, plus how to win from game shows. My book(s) focus on entering online and your cellphone along with being lucky. I even quote Steve in my book as his definition of the differences between lotteries, sweepstakes and contests is the best I have ever read.

How to Win is one of my favourite sweepstaking books because both Steve’s writing style and his philosophy on life and the hobby are similar to mine. Maybe because I feel we are cut from the same cloth. Passionate about the hobby, teaching others and living positively.

“If you only remember three things from this book, they should be: (1) follow the rules exactly; (2) enter as often as possible; and (3) have fun!”

If that advice sounds similar it was also written about in And The Lucky Winner Is … As I stated before, good advice never changes.

I was lucky enough to have him write the foreword for my Second Edition and I finally got to meet Steve in person in 2017. It was wonderful to give him a great big hug. I recorded his speech on my cellphone. The videography isn’t the best but Steve’s stories and advice are fantastic.

Have you read Steve’s book?