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Austrailian lottery pool members believe co-worker kept $16.6m jackpot to himself

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Posted: May 26, 2015, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

..and here l was thinking as Don King used to say "Only in America "..

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: May 26, 2015, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

    Are these people nuts? Look, I'm really sorry if they were indeed scammed, but unless they had a contract saying anyone who wins a prize must split it with the group, how can they possibly expect to win their legal case? It's obvious no one has copies of the tickets he purchased for the group. If they did they would have gotten a cut. All he has to say is that the group tickets didn't win but his personal one did.

    When it comes to a large amount of money, no one should be relying on the honor code of someone else. 

    I will say his statement needs to be made into an Alanis Morisette song, because that's ironic. ROFL

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      Posted: May 26, 2015, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

      Here we go again...  Thud

      "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

      The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

      Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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        Posted: May 27, 2015, 3:43 am - IP Logged

        Our Group is pretty much on Auto Pilot, players fees are collected once a month and tracked via Paypal.

        Current players are all on contract and sent via Dist List. No open holes here, Iron Clad

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          Posted: May 27, 2015, 5:15 am - IP Logged

          I always play the lottery by myself ......... too many of these stories

          No Pity!

          Even when you play by yourself if you are a NICE guy family, friends, neighbors and co-workers expect you to share.  Remember the guy who won and all his neighbors were expecting him to play their rent for the next few months and his girl friend was expecting him to split his winning with her instead of sharing with the mother of his kids who was on public assistance.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: May 27, 2015, 5:30 am - IP Logged

            Even when you play by yourself if you are a NICE guy family, friends, neighbors and co-workers expect you to share.  Remember the guy who won and all his neighbors were expecting him to play their rent for the next few months and his girl friend was expecting him to split his winning with her instead of sharing with the mother of his kids who was on public assistance.

            all the more reason I wish VA was an anonymous state

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              Posted: May 27, 2015, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

              I always play the lottery by myself ......... too many of these stories

              No Pity!

              I Agree!

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                Posted: May 27, 2015, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                Don,t play the pools,I want to win by myself.

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                  Posted: May 28, 2015, 11:45 am - IP Logged

                  The Only Pool you going to find me in, is a swimming pool- and I don't mind being in it with others. 

                  People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                    Posted: May 30, 2015, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                    We have a pool at work when the jackpot reaches $50 million or more.  25 - 40 people usually play. 

                    Most of the time I buy the tickets, but sometimes others do.  We have a written contract, and we email pictures of the tickets  (all Quick Picks) to the distribution list well before the drawing. 

                    It's the only fair way.  Yeah, I have personal tickets I buy with my own numbers and such.  But with a picture of the tickets mailed out to everyone before the drawing happens, no one can claim any of the tickets were switched.  Over 40 people have the pictures!   We email to anyone who even played once; that way they can cry if we win and they didn't play that drawing.  ;)

                    Has your pool won a jackpot or a significant prize making all that extra work worthwhile?

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                      Posted: May 31, 2015, 1:55 am - IP Logged

                      Has your pool won a jackpot or a significant prize making all that extra work worthwhile?

                      Pools that do that extra work don't usually have the problems of a member winning a jackpot on his/her own.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: May 31, 2015, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                        Even when you play by yourself if you are a NICE guy family, friends, neighbors and co-workers expect you to share.  Remember the guy who won and all his neighbors were expecting him to play their rent for the next few months and his girl friend was expecting him to split his winning with her instead of sharing with the mother of his kids who was on public assistance.

                        I had thought that was kind of his fault because he was actually saying that when he found he won.  Then once he saw how many people were actually expecting it, is when he kind of backed down...

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                          Posted: May 31, 2015, 8:49 am - IP Logged

                          i learned more from this article than reading aussie news. you dont need to pay a fee to register online, you need a fee to have a player card to buy store bought tickets, and have them registered onto your account.

                          the fact the vic winner blabbed about  having a pool of players and  taking $20 off of ea. would suggest thats the ticket that won. I dont know why he would if he had won on his own ticket?  maybe he's a moron. anyhow i hope justice is done.

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