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would you play in a jackpot pool

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would you play in a jackpot pool with other members here at lottery post?

yes [ 10 ]  [28.57%]
no [ 23 ]  [65.71%]
maybe but not sure [ 2 ]  [5.71%]
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Posted: March 30, 2007, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

I took the question in the literal sense, so responded accordingly. Yes, given the chance to have three other members that I trusted from the forums in a lottery pool, Id be honored to share the winnings.

The problem as it appears is people take it and go hog wild with the simple poll. Its either you would or you wouldnt. That simple. No harm no foul in how one responds.

I entrust some of the solid ideas of some of the members in laying low afterwards and investing wisely. Keeping a level head is a KEY factor in choosing members in a pool. I think some folks here have such.

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    Posted: March 31, 2007, 12:55 am - IP Logged

    I say, any lottery pool of any kind (friends, family or co-workers) can't be a good pool! As everyone here knows, a jackpot (of any size) can and will bring out the worst in someone in that pool!

    Sorry, it's a fact of life.

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      Posted: March 31, 2007, 2:32 am - IP Logged

      i only get in a lottery pool when the pot is at 200 million or above and only pools with 10 people or less.

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        Posted: March 31, 2007, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

        would you join and play in a jackpot pool with other members here at lottery post for something like mega millions or powerball?

        I would not object to joining a pool of like-minded players but I would not join a pool just to be joining a pool.

        I would be cognizant of the many pitfalls inherent in a pool and would not join if any and all possible objections were not addressed.

        There have been many instances of this sort of thing going to court after a major win.  I would not want to be a part of that.

        So if the legal system can be avoided (as if that were possible!!) then count me in.

        There are enough of us in Tennessee on this forum to form such a pool.  Are you considering organizing one?

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          Posted: March 31, 2007, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

          Since I don't swim, I don't care much for pools. Any kind, so nope!

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            Posted: April 1, 2007, 12:59 am - IP Logged

            I say, any lottery pool of any kind (friends, family or co-workers) can't be a good pool! As everyone here knows, a jackpot (of any size) can and will bring out the worst in someone in that pool!

            Sorry, it's a fact of life.

            Well, given the fact that quite a few have been won lately with office pools (St. Louis, Arizona, Nebraska, Wisconsin, to name a few) evidentily there must be SOME good to being in an 'office pool'.....

            The keyword is 'can', just as not being anonymous 'can' be a problem, but it doesn't have to be. 

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              Posted: April 1, 2007, 1:55 am - IP Logged

              I Agree!

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                Posted: April 2, 2007, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

                I think  most LP members would be happy to participate in lottery pool with other members if someone else would picked up the cost.  After all many members post numbers for other to play everyday.

                I suggest anyone interesting in starting such a pool post the rules, the limitations, the game and cover the cost themselves.  Maybe offer a small share of the winnings (maybe $2) to each participants if the pool win a jackpot or second prize, anything less they keep it all for themselves.  The participants get bragging rights and the person spending the money gets the prize.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: April 3, 2007, 7:03 am - IP Logged

                  Since I don't swim, I don't care much for pools. Any kind, so nope!

                  me neither!

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                    Posted: April 11, 2007, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                    i only get in a lottery pool when the pot is at 200 million or above and only pools with 10 people or less.

                    My question is "WHY?"  The same goes for those who say they won't play if the jackpot is less than say $50 million AND they could afford to play every draw.  There have been times in the past where I purchased $50 worth of QPs for a then record Big Game drawing only to win a few bucks.  That result would not have been any different had I purchased those QPs as a part of a lottery pool.  For those who are on a tight budget, playing in a pool of say 10 or 20 people is probably attractive in that they figure they can individually spend $5 or $10 per draw and still have $50/$100 or $100/$200 worth of tickets in play that they share in any winnings...but when those tickets only match up for a $10,000 or even a $200,000 ($250,000 w/MM), I bet there are members of the pool who would be saying, "Man what I could have done with $10K or $250K!  So don't play in pools and hope that your $5 or $10 QP play matches the next drawing...then it will be all yours...no worry about taking a couple of months to form a partnership or trust...no worry about if you prefer to keep a low profile but the group doesn't...just play it by yourself in peace.  Way to go Ed Nabors and that NJ couple for not being a part of a lottery pool and for winning by purchasing QPs!

                    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                    The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!