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Two workers in lottery pool sue over $118 million ticket

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Posted: May 19, 2012, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

That would be costly and defeat the purpose of the pool which is to be in position to buy a large number of tickets

I think its a very good way to handle pool. Let's say a pool has 15 people and buy 150 tickets for each draw. Then every member should get (10) tickets :) 

It is not costly, but it might be time consuming. I guess you will have to weight it against the event of a lawsuit :) rather safe than sorry???

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    Posted: May 19, 2012, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

    I dont think thats the point of a pool. They want 150 different number combination for the 15 people. Why would you join a pool to buy 10 tickets?


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      I think its a very good way to handle pool. Let's say a pool has 15 people and buy 150 tickets for each draw. Then every member should get (10) tickets :) 

      It is not costly, but it might be time consuming. I guess you will have to weight it against the event of a lawsuit :) rather safe than sorry???

      I misread your previous post - my apologies. I thought you meant buying the same numbers times the number of people in the pool. I don't see how what you are saying clearly now as a means of alleviating the drama though. One person will attempt as we've seen in recent times to run off with the whole loot if they possessed the ticket that matched all six. As in this case at the top of the thread what if you can't get in touch with me before the drawing to give me my 10? 

       

      You can never anticipate the hundreds of angles that could go wrong - never.The fool proof way to avoid the drama is to avoid pools but some of you refuse to accept that and I continue to enjoy the entertainment.

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        Posted: May 19, 2012, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

        wait... I am confused... I thought a pool will buy the same set of numbers for every draw and hoping it will hit one day??? are you saying that they buy different set of numbers each draw?


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          wait... I am confused... I thought a pool will buy the same set of numbers for every draw and hoping it will hit one day??? are you saying that they buy different set of numbers each draw?

          What are you suggesting here?

           

          15 people in a pool each buy the same 10 numbers? If that's the case, that is completely non sensical. On my first read, I thought you were suggesting that the group of 15 buy 150 different combos and each hold 10 of the tickets purchased. In that instance, I promise you the one holding the winning ticket would collect claiming these were his or her individual numbers.

           

          I am sure many like you thought they had their fool proof way of effectively running a lottery pool. Thing is, it's not put to the test until the BIG WIN. That's not a time when I want to be discovering I may be robbed of my entitlement and for the record, going to court to fight over it and an attorney taking a THIRD is a huge loss.

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            I was a lottery syndicate leader at a company I worked for. I would get $1 from all my co-workers who wanted to participate, and anyone who wanted to put more money into the lottery pool, I would tell them that it's only $1 from each participant.I would make copies of the lottery tickets with all the participants names. And when we did win some money in that game, I would put that money in the next game, with just those co-workers who participated in the win. I didn't have a problem.


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              I was a lottery syndicate leader at a company I worked for. I would get $1 from all my co-workers who wanted to participate, and anyone who wanted to put more money into the lottery pool, I would tell them that it's only $1 from each participant.I would make copies of the lottery tickets with all the participants names. And when we did win some money in that game, I would put that money in the next game, with just those co-workers who participated in the win. I didn't have a problem.

              The pool ever won a jackpot?

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                Posted: May 19, 2012, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                Yes,we did win,but only for maybe $20 or so.

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                  Posted: May 19, 2012, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

                  This is the reason i dislike lottery pools...

                  Pools are for fools.

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                    Posted: May 19, 2012, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                    Pools are for fools.

                    Well put!Couldn't have said it any better.

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                      lol - i was teasing with my previous post.  Since I dislike pools, and do not think that there is any safe way to run them and be protected from people who want what they want... the ONLY way that makes a modicum of sense is to simply give everyone their own ticket. (to my way of thinking)

                      yes i realize that that is a silly idea.  10 tickets for a pool of 10 with all 10 tickets with the same identical numbers would be a statement in the absurd... as is pool participation (in my opinion).

                      even the good ones are fraught with 'what-ifs'.  even if you have an honest pool-man/woman running it, what is to say that your pool-mates (fellow players) will continue to espouse the same level of fair-playing ethics as you?

                      yes, the primary purpose for pools (to some/many) is to give many extra 'chances' for a fraction of the cost that it would cost you if you played all of them on your own.

                      yes, a secondary purpose is to share with those that you are like-minded with (co-workers - neighbors - dare i add... family?)

                      yes, a tertiary purpose is for fun/comradery...

                      and yes i still hold that the only safe way (TO ME) to participate in a pool is to have everyone be given their own ticket...

                      or to say it another way, the only safe way to play in a pool, is to BE the pool...

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                        lol - i was teasing with my previous post.  Since I dislike pools, and do not think that there is any safe way to run them and be protected from people who want what they want... the ONLY way that makes a modicum of sense is to simply give everyone their own ticket. (to my way of thinking)

                        yes i realize that that is a silly idea.  10 tickets for a pool of 10 with all 10 tickets with the same identical numbers would be a statement in the absurd... as is pool participation (in my opinion).

                        even the good ones are fraught with 'what-ifs'.  even if you have an honest pool-man/woman running it, what is to say that your pool-mates (fellow players) will continue to espouse the same level of fair-playing ethics as you?

                        yes, the primary purpose for pools (to some/many) is to give many extra 'chances' for a fraction of the cost that it would cost you if you played all of them on your own.

                        yes, a secondary purpose is to share with those that you are like-minded with (co-workers - neighbors - dare i add... family?)

                        yes, a tertiary purpose is for fun/comradery...

                        and yes i still hold that the only safe way (TO ME) to participate in a pool is to have everyone be given their own ticket...

                        or to say it another way, the only safe way to play in a pool, is to BE the pool...

                        Yea, I was suprised your post was taken seriously,

                        I mean you did start it w/ a lol. LOL

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                          This is an example of what can happen when a pool is not run correctly. No kind of written agreement,
                          and greedy, unethical people with any buisiness transaction can bring about hard feelings and bad blood.
                          These men have a legitimate case, and there going to win, simply because, they owned a share of the funds
                          that bought the winning ticket.

                          whats worse, is that a couple of Lincoln lawyers are going to get PAID for
                          putting on a courtroom dog and pony show. when in fact, in this case, the judge
                          has no choice in which verdict he must deliver.

                          just ask anyone who has logged more than a few hours on this site.

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                            lol - i was teasing with my previous post.  Since I dislike pools, and do not think that there is any safe way to run them and be protected from people who want what they want... the ONLY way that makes a modicum of sense is to simply give everyone their own ticket. (to my way of thinking)

                            yes i realize that that is a silly idea.  10 tickets for a pool of 10 with all 10 tickets with the same identical numbers would be a statement in the absurd... as is pool participation (in my opinion).

                            even the good ones are fraught with 'what-ifs'.  even if you have an honest pool-man/woman running it, what is to say that your pool-mates (fellow players) will continue to espouse the same level of fair-playing ethics as you?

                            yes, the primary purpose for pools (to some/many) is to give many extra 'chances' for a fraction of the cost that it would cost you if you played all of them on your own.

                            yes, a secondary purpose is to share with those that you are like-minded with (co-workers - neighbors - dare i add... family?)

                            yes, a tertiary purpose is for fun/comradery...

                            and yes i still hold that the only safe way (TO ME) to participate in a pool is to have everyone be given their own ticket...

                            or to say it another way, the only safe way to play in a pool, is to BE the pool...

                            Max:

                             

                            Regulars on here know you are PRO individual but notice how you gained an ally along the way who will now feel encouraged on his/her suicide mission? lol.

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                              lol - i was teasing with my previous post.  Since I dislike pools, and do not think that there is any safe way to run them and be protected from people who want what they want... the ONLY way that makes a modicum of sense is to simply give everyone their own ticket. (to my way of thinking)

                              yes i realize that that is a silly idea.  10 tickets for a pool of 10 with all 10 tickets with the same identical numbers would be a statement in the absurd... as is pool participation (in my opinion).

                              even the good ones are fraught with 'what-ifs'.  even if you have an honest pool-man/woman running it, what is to say that your pool-mates (fellow players) will continue to espouse the same level of fair-playing ethics as you?

                              yes, the primary purpose for pools (to some/many) is to give many extra 'chances' for a fraction of the cost that it would cost you if you played all of them on your own.

                              yes, a secondary purpose is to share with those that you are like-minded with (co-workers - neighbors - dare i add... family?)

                              yes, a tertiary purpose is for fun/comradery...

                              and yes i still hold that the only safe way (TO ME) to participate in a pool is to have everyone be given their own ticket...

                              or to say it another way, the only safe way to play in a pool, is to BE the pool...

                              I can not BE the pool.

                              I am far too busy BEING one with the universe!


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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