A friend once told me - if you wish for something and it was given to you, you then take it for granted and start to abuse this privillege. Your future wishes would then not come true, cos you do not deserve it anymore.
I always tell my friends - if you want something very hard and bad enough.. just have to keep thinking & really WANT it.. then one step at a time, it will come true. I forgot to add the disclaimer that being true to your soul, never be dishonest and spread as much good as you can plays a big part too.
P.S: Stuff like "Please god, let me strike that $1million toto this weekend does not apply... yet."
I'll let you guys know when it happen to me, first.