I heard about a woman who recently won the jackpot in the lottery. She told her hard luck stories, and then said that she had one day decided to change her own luck by visualizing, on a daily basis, how it would be when she won the lottery. When she actually did win, she did not merely run around buying cars and other big purchases (though she did that too), but became a philanthropist and full-time volunteer for charities and non-profits.
I don't know whether or how such thinking would change a person's life, but certainly, even if one did not win the lottery, it would make one's life a better thing, most probably.
What a disciplined person to be able to will something so hard, no matter whether that had anything to do with what happened!