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mystic317's avatar - Yavill
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Posted: September 26, 2006, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

Hello I live in Georgia and want to start a lottery club on my website I email the lottery comission to see if that can be done. but have not heard back from them. does anyone know if this is illegal in georgia to form lottery club?

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    Posted: September 26, 2006, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

    Define 'club' ?

     

    If it's a web-based club where folks send you money, you will run into more (legal) issues than it is worth - it's online gambling, which, if you read here, is illegal.

     

    Beyond that, I know I'd never get in a web-based 'club' with someone I don't personally know, no matter how enticing it may be.

     

    I know you don't want to hear that, but it's the truth. 

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      Posted: September 26, 2006, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

      Hello I live in Georgia and want to start a lottery club on my website I email the lottery comission to see if that can be done. but have not heard back from them. does anyone know if this is illegal in georgia to form lottery club?

      Why don't you do one through Yahoo or Google Group.

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        mystic317's avatar - Yavill
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        Posted: September 26, 2006, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

        I really do not want to do something that could get me in trouble it is just not worth it.

        I play my system and it seems to work really well for me and was just throwing around the idea in my head.

        thank you for all the information that helps me a lot.

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          I really do not want to do something that could get me in trouble it is just not worth it.

          I play my system and it seems to work really well for me and was just throwing around the idea in my head.

          thank you for all the information that helps me a lot.

          Hello there mystic317,

          Are you speaking of something on the order of a stock club, where individuals get together & talk about what's hot & what's not? 

          Perhaps in your neighborhood if you know of people who play the lottery you could get a group together on your website in the form of a chat.

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            Posted: September 26, 2006, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

            Hi Mystic317;

            They are ALL RIGHT!

            Becareful on all of the legal issues here and make sure that you dot your "I's and T's" and ask questions here for the love of God!

            But if you are just wanting to produce a website and have some input and ask us all to join in...... well you are probably asking alot...... I mean that they may be some straglers here and some good ones as well.

            Well I wish you the best of luck and if you get where you want to be..... well this will probably be better.

            Fast Eddie #2

            Thank you and have a prosperous day!

            Maverick2842.......out!Party

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              Posted: September 26, 2006, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

              Mystic,

              I already do exactly what you are asking about. That is run a lottery club and track all activity via a website.

              I play in Canada and I checked with the Ontario lottery people and they reported that it is OK. In fact they encourage lottery groups by posting lottery group agreements on the Ontario Lottery website (www.olg.ca). They currently have a lottery group contest where lottery group members can enter their tickets online for a second chance drawing.

              So I say, go for it and good luck.

              By the way, you will hear a lot of people on this site say it is illegal but none of those people work for the lottery commision. I have spoken to someone that does.

              Lotto Groups - the best way to win

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                Posted: September 26, 2006, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                I have yet to see anything illegal about lottery clubs. I have one myself here in town. As long as you are legally buying tickets at the counter, there should be no problems, but I do suggest that you make sure your club agreements are sound, so that you don't get into trouble with the other club members.

                The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

                Stooges

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                  Posted: September 26, 2006, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                  I have yet to see anything illegal about lottery clubs. I have one myself here in town. As long as you are legally buying tickets at the counter, there should be no problems, but I do suggest that you make sure your club agreements are sound, so that you don't get into trouble with the other club members.

                  My concern was with the online gambling deals that our fine-feathered Congressmen seem to want to outlaw, if a 'lottery club' would fit the description of 'online gambling'.

                   

                  I think you would be better off forming a club in your own town, with people you know, and that know you. 

                    mystic317's avatar - Yavill
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                    Posted: September 26, 2006, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                    That is my concern as well i wanted to do something like a lottery pool type club. I ask the lottery comission today and they said it was not illegal to have a lottery club but that if i had it on my website for others to put in like a pool that might be illegal and to email their legal department, i am just waiting to hear back from them on that. i had also ask would it be illegal to show my actual winning tickets on my site ( i use astrology to play and wanted to show the tickets i have won useing my system as well as astrology and sell the astrology winning reports. so waiting on an answer from that question as well.  The lottery comission has this on their site that mentions clubs so was just courious if it was illegal or maybe  it could be something i could add to my website. 
                    I would be purchasing the tickets myself at the store i always buy them at.

                    under faq on galottery website under the question

                    Q.What if a group or lottery pool wins a jackpot prize?

                    A.The GLC cannot advise you about structuring lottery pools because they are arrangements made between private parties. If you decide to play in a group, the GLC will pay only one winner. Prizes may be claimed by a single legal entity, either an individual or one organization. Groups, families, clubs or organizations can designate one individual or entity to receive a prize.

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                      Posted: September 26, 2006, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

                      guesser

                      I agree with you on the online thing, but I was referring to starting one in your own town, not online. I would have a hard time sending someone money I didn't know for tickets anyway.

                      The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

                      Stooges

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                        Posted: September 26, 2006, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                        I am pretty sure it's OK to post pics of lottery tickets, but I think if it was me, I'd cover up the bar code and the 5 segments of 5 numbers  right above the bar code just in case someone could find a way to use them, for whatever reason.  I'm paranoid, but why buy trouble if it isn't needed ?

                          mystic317's avatar - Yavill
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                          Posted: September 27, 2006, 8:25 am - IP Logged

                          Mystic,

                          I already do exactly what you are asking about. That is run a lottery club and track all activity via a website.

                          I play in Canada and I checked with the Ontario lottery people and they reported that it is OK. In fact they encourage lottery groups by posting lottery group agreements on the Ontario Lottery website (www.olg.ca). They currently have a lottery group contest where lottery group members can enter their tickets online for a second chance drawing.

                          So I say, go for it and good luck.

                          By the way, you will hear a lot of people on this site say it is illegal but none of those people work for the lottery commision. I have spoken to someone that does.

                          Hello Lottogroups,


                           Will you give me some insight on how to form a lottery club in my community. that sounds more like something i would like to do. any information will be a godsend.

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                            like a pool group is not illegal i think and what difference does it make is a open a website? I am doing the same thing as if i wasn't opening a website...I don't get it..Well i wouldn't open a website to start a pool group anyways...But when you get a pool group from a different states that takes away the fun of it and when you have pool group all across the country playing the lotto, it sort of takes away the fun of it too...But if John wants to to go to Panama/Nicaragua and open up a big/small bussiness and getting into a pool is his only oportunity to getting started then i am ok with it and this is why they should allow online gambling, forex investment teaching or allow more free lottos...only thing i can think off.. (this sentence is only understood by a few)...

                             

                             

                            "...That thing about John is one of the things i think about...What would become of the breed of Johns..."

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                              like a pool group is not illegal i think and what difference does it make is a open a website? I am doing the same thing as if i wasn't opening a website...I don't get it..Well i wouldn't open a website to start a pool group anyways...But when you get a pool group from a different states that takes away the fun of it and when you have pool group all across the country playing the lotto, it sort of takes away the fun of it too...But if John wants to to go to Panama/Nicaragua and open up a big/small bussiness and getting into a pool is his only oportunity to getting started then i am ok with it and this is why they should allow online gambling, forex investment teaching or allow more free lottos...only thing i can think off.. (this sentence is only understood by a few)...

                               

                               

                              "...That thing about John is one of the things i think about...What would become of the breed of Johns..."

                              pumpi - I don't have a problem with it.  Where have you been ?  The GOVERNMENT has a problem with 'online gambling where money changes hands', and if you look at the very definition of 'online gambling where money changes hands', it involves casinos, poker tournaments, sports betting, so invariably it has to include lottery games.  It's all the same.  Paying money to partake in a game of chance is called 'gambling', pure and simple.

                               

                              If money does NOT change hands, then it's fair game.  We do it here with our 'Predictions' of what we think will hit in the Lotto.

                               

                              I may not like it, you may not like it, but the court system does.