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Beware of Lottery Pools

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Posted: April 21, 2005, 10:42 am - IP Logged

I don't want to break any rules, but I know this would make an interesting story. I will be happy to provide the link so this can be posted in the News section of the board.



I saw a story in the new york daily news about a woman who is suing her co-worker over a Mega Millions ticket.   Well actually three people are suing. Seems in November the guy who bought the ticket came to work late, and said he won the second prize jackpot of $175,000. When one of the other pool members said "No WE won", the guy said he won alone.



The coursts have froze $81,750 of the $109,000 the man collected after taxes. The man who won offered $1,000 each, then halved it to $500 saying he needed the money for a house downpayment.



Part of the reason why I don't play in pools at my job. It would cause too many problems.

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    Posted: April 21, 2005, 10:52 am - IP Logged

    We were both thinking the same thing - I just posted the article in the News section.

     

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      Posted: April 21, 2005, 11:02 am - IP Logged

      We do a pool twice a week in the mega. I make a copy of the numbers and everyone that put money in gets a copy of the numbers. There are still some honest people around. (I hope)!

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        Posted: April 21, 2005, 11:56 am - IP Logged

        That wouldn't happen in my pool because I wouldn't do that. :)

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          Posted: April 21, 2005, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

          My lottery pool consist of me, myself and I and all winnings go to my Wife. Now if I could just do a better job of trying to figure out how it is that everything I have is hers and everything she has is hers. Oh well...guess I just need to keep some things in life simple.

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            Posted: April 21, 2005, 12:05 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by SirMetro on April 21, 2005



            My lottery pool consist of me, myself and I and all winnings go to my Wife. Now if I could just do a better job of trying to figure out how it is that everything I have is hers and everything she has is hers. Oh well...guess I just need to keep some things in life simple.

            Sir Metro

            The desire for simplicity often results in the greatest complexities ever encountered.





            Does that mean you can not even deduct your lost from win on your tax return because you never win?

            hehe, Kind of kidding. But that could become a reason you tell your wife why it has to be YOU to win. :)


             

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              Posted: April 21, 2005, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

              Todd thank you!!!

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                Posted: April 21, 2005, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                Sir Metro

                I thought that is how is went "what is mine is hers and what is hers is hers".... didn't know any difference.

                tee heehee

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                  Posted: April 21, 2005, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                  I've got a strict policy of never buying personal tickets for the same drawing that my pool is entering, and when I do buy personal tickets for other drawings I tell everyone what I'm doing. I also always send out a list of the numbers we played.

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                    Posted: April 21, 2005, 1:25 pm - IP Logged
                    Quote: Originally posted by Bingo Long on April 21, 2005


                    I've got a strict policy of never buying personal tickets for the same drawing that my pool is entering, and when I do buy personal tickets for other drawings I tell everyone what I'm doing. I also always send out a list of the numbers we played.



                    As a teacher, I used to run a lotto pool. I had a strict set of rules & conditions that we played by. One rule stated that my own tickets couldn't be purchased from the same station that I purchased the group tickets from. On the back side of these rules was where the participates signed acknowledging all the rules/conditions listed on the front side. Of course, I always made copies of the group's tickets and posted them where everyone could see the list. We never won more than $78.00 so we never had any real issues.

                     

                     

                     


                     

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                      Posted: April 21, 2005, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                      I used to play in a pool (3 years ago) that was good for 200 plays when the powerball jackpot was over a certain amount.  We all got photocopies of the numbers that were played, but I wasn't into checking numbers back then and just relied on other people's honesty to let me know if we had won anything.