There's always a system, or some huge bait, and someone always goes in for them.
The martingale system works, at first glance. Bet $1, and if you lose, bet $2. If you lose, bet $4, if you lose, bet $8. Easy, right?
What if, instead of increasing your bet, you increase the odds?
You start off betting on a fair coin toss. Your second bet goes on betting on the suit of card pulled at random from a deck. Your third bet goes on a greyhound at the track. Your fourth bet is an outsider at the grand national. By your tenth bet, you're betting on Mali beating Angola in the 2010 African nations when they were already 4-0 down. By your 11th bet, you're betting on being hit by lightning. By your twentieth bet, that's the chances of anything coming from Mars (yet still the come DA DA DAAAA dadadadada DA DA DAAA). By your thirtieth bet, you're betting on Zombie Jesus riding a unicorn into battle against the reincarnated assembled hordes of Genghis Kahn teamed up with the Care Bears.
No, I shan't be betting on the lottery, because I can count.