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How many people buy lotto tickets in a pool with fellow co-workers?

I only buy my own tickets, I don't them [ 12 ]  [60.00%]
I join my office pool and track with Excel [ 2 ]  [10.00%]
I join my office pool and just trust them [ 6 ]  [30.00%]
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Posted: November 26, 2008, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

I was just curious. My apologies if this has already been asked a thousand times. I honestly did a search before posting this. I am considering joining my office pool and wanted to see if many people out there do this on a normal basis, and how they track it exactly. Thanks for your advice.

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    Posted: November 26, 2008, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

    You have to ask yourself: If the Office Lottery Pool Wins and I'm NOT in it can I handle that?

    Let your conscience be your guide!

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      Posted: November 26, 2008, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

      You have to ask yourself:Does the office Lottery pool have so many people in it that my share of a winning jackpot won't allow me to retire?

       

      I NEVER join lottery pools.I'm greedy and don't like sharing with others.

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        Posted: November 26, 2008, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

        You have to ask yourself:Does the office Lottery pool have so many people in it that my share of a winning jackpot won't allow me to retire?

         

        I NEVER join lottery pools.I'm greedy and don't like sharing with others.

        I wouldn't pass on joining a lottery pool just because I wouldn't be able to retire if the group won.  Paying off all of your bills and affording a nice house and car with cash would also be worth the few $ per week investment.

        I play in an office pool with 18 people and we track tickets and statistics in an excel spreadsheet and also on a website we created/run. $5/week each.

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          Posted: November 26, 2008, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

          I only get involved in a pool when the jackpot gets over a 100 million dollars and no more than ten people are in the pool everyone must all decide to take the cash option.

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            Posted: November 26, 2008, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

            I use to run a pool at the office where I worked with 4 others sharing 3 weeks of the month..I'd join but NEVER run a pool again..To much work and to much to worry about..Good luck if you join and win!!..

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              I wouldn't pass on joining a lottery pool just because I wouldn't be able to retire if the group won.  Paying off all of your bills and affording a nice house and car with cash would also be worth the few $ per week investment.

              I play in an office pool with 18 people and we track tickets and statistics in an excel spreadsheet and also on a website we created/run. $5/week each.

              I Agree!

              A Lottery Player: Has To Know His Limitations!

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                Posted: November 26, 2008, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                I was just curious. My apologies if this has already been asked a thousand times. I honestly did a search before posting this. I am considering joining my office pool and wanted to see if many people out there do this on a normal basis, and how they track it exactly. Thanks for your advice.

                How many people will be in the Office Lottery Pool and how much will be contributed by each Lottery Pool Member?

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                  Posted: November 26, 2008, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

                  thanks everyone for your advice. my office has about 7-8 consistent pool members. they each contribute $1-$5. they use a website (i'd post it, but i'm not supposed to post websites, says the rules) but i'm curious if anyone else uses. it does the basic tracking and you can post the tickets so your group has access to them. my old office used excel. the issue i have with excel is, it's on one guy's computer, and one guy keeps the tickets. copies are distributed but i wasn't sure if i could trust them. pitching in a $1 or two can't hurt. but if one bad apple decided to screw the rest, that would hurt. losing a few bucks doesn't matter, it's not being able to get your share of the thousands or millions.

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                    Posted: November 26, 2008, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                    For Additional Discussion on this Topic:

                    http://www.lotterypost.com/search?q=%22lottery+pool%22&t=all

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                      Posted: November 27, 2008, 1:46 am - IP Logged

                      I was just curious. My apologies if this has already been asked a thousand times. I honestly did a search before posting this. I am considering joining my office pool and wanted to see if many people out there do this on a normal basis, and how they track it exactly. Thanks for your advice.

                      I don't play in lottery pools, I just play on my own. I am not against them or anything, I just happen to like to play by myself.

                      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                        Posted: November 27, 2008, 7:07 am - IP Logged

                        would this apply to ones state 6 digit lottery?...At my work we have a pool and pick as many sets of numbers as we want(in my case I have 2 sets at 2 dollars a week)....first person to match all 6 of thiers wins...usually takes 3weeks/or 6 draws

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                          Posted: November 27, 2008, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                          Can of worms, at best, unless a legal agreement is in effect. Check the old news stories of what happens when the pool hits and someone says, "I told them I wanted in but I don't remember if I paid or not." By the time the lawyers sort it out and get their share there are a lot of bitter feelings.....

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                            Posted: November 28, 2008, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

                            I won't organize the pool myself, but if I am asked to play in a pool, then I will.

                            Gonna win.Big Smile

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                              Posted: November 29, 2008, 12:12 am - IP Logged

                              i had a job in an office once, they was a disshevilled old grumpy man. he didnt talk much, and only use dotg mummble to himself.

                              all us younguns got jobs there when an office pool won the lottery and they all retired. the old grump was the only person who didnt play in the pool.

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