A lot of people crave fame and  fortune. If given the choice between the two I think most would opt for fortune. Earning a fortune without actually having to earn it is even better. Why be good when you can be lucky right?

Millions of Americans will hope that they are the lucky one tonight when the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing occurs at 10 PM local time. The estimated jackpot for tonight's drawing is $540 million if paid in an annuity or $380 million if you choose the cash option.

Lottery retailers around Louisiana have reported brisk sales of Mega Millions tickets over the past few days and you can bet the desire to secure a ticket before tonight's drawing will most likely lead to some longer lines at your local convenience stores during the day today.

Some lottery winners claim to have a system that they use to select the numbers that brought them loads of cash and good fortune. I'm not sure I agree but it might be worth $540 million to take a look?

What's the best way to pick winning lottery numbers? If we knew that do you think we'd actually share it? Well we would. There really is no particular science to winning the lottery there is some probability that can be figured in but for the most part you just have to make your picks and hope for lightning to strike. The good kind of lightning that is.