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 do differ slightly. Steve covers the hobby as a whole writing much more extensively on lotteries and mail-in promotions, plus he also writes about how to win from game shows. I too cover the hobby as a whole, but focus on entering via the Internet and your cellphone. 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.
“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.