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Posted: January 6, 2009, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

I run an office pool, too.  It's alot of work, but I know the "big one" is coming.  We have not set up an agreement...might be wise to...but we've all worked together for years.  Seems kinda simple, though.  When we win big, we close the store for a day or two, we rent a charter bus full of libations and food, take the 6 hour trip to the Lottery HQ and stake our claim and divide by 10!  I do have an LLC on standby, should that be necessary. 

It does get troublesome when a regular asks me to "float them" a play or two, but overall, everyone is good about paying.  We pay the same each play, same players (have only had one person leave and a new one enter to replace), and roll over winners to more tickets.

I usually discuss mixing things up a bit by playing different games now and then when the jackpot is low.  The consesus is usually "just win something!".

I have offered people to pick #'s themselves but rarely get any takers.  So, I just play QP's.  It's easier.  I have a set of my own that I play in the pool everytime (actually includes a couple #'s from one other member).

I do save all the tickets in case anyone ever wants to see them, but no one ever does.  It's a very big stack!  I can't seem to save the winners, though.  The store always keeps them.

Can't say it's right or wrong until we win!  Good luck to ya!

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    Posted: January 9, 2009, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

    I run an office pool, too.  It's alot of work, but I know the "big one" is coming.  We have not set up an agreement...might be wise to...but we've all worked together for years.  Seems kinda simple, though.  When we win big, we close the store for a day or two, we rent a charter bus full of libations and food, take the 6 hour trip to the Lottery HQ and stake our claim and divide by 10!  I do have an LLC on standby, should that be necessary. 

    It does get troublesome when a regular asks me to "float them" a play or two, but overall, everyone is good about paying.  We pay the same each play, same players (have only had one person leave and a new one enter to replace), and roll over winners to more tickets.

    I usually discuss mixing things up a bit by playing different games now and then when the jackpot is low.  The consesus is usually "just win something!".

    I have offered people to pick #'s themselves but rarely get any takers.  So, I just play QP's.  It's easier.  I have a set of my own that I play in the pool everytime (actually includes a couple #'s from one other member).

    I do save all the tickets in case anyone ever wants to see them, but no one ever does.  It's a very big stack!  I can't seem to save the winners, though.  The store always keeps them.

    Can't say it's right or wrong until we win!  Good luck to ya!

    It definitely is alot of work.  The multidraw tickets cut down on the work a little, but it still is work.  LIke you, I have to float people too sometimes.  I've worked with these people for a long time so I know they are good for it and they always pay me.  If I float someone, it is usually only for one play.  Sometimes other players cover for each other, which is good.  I work with a great bunch of people I wouldn't give up for anything.

    A couple of members had numbers they wanted to play, so I play them, along with quickpicks.  That way we usually get a good mix of numbers.  Small wins are used for more tickets.  We haven't hit the bit one yet, but we will one day.

    With the work, on Sunday, I had to go to 3 stores to find new playslips so I could play our numbers, since the old playslips don't work anymore because the matrix was changed.  I was able to find them and we're back on track.  With it at $120million, I don't want to miss a draw!

    Good luck to all.

    Prisoner Six

    "I am not a number, I am a free man!"

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      Posted: January 9, 2009, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

      make an appointment and check with your district attorney first, is what I would do

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        Posted: January 10, 2009, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

        i've run a pool for over 12 years. i used to just ask different people to join when the jackpot gets big, but that was a headache. now i have a group that has been essentially the same for those 12 years, the only way to get in is for me to trust you to pay your share. i cover them when they are on vacation/sick/ or just short this week. only one fella has left the group owing me money but the rest of the group covered that. we play 5 bucks a draw when the powerball gets big enough, quick picks only. i photocopy the tickets with a list of the members on the copy and make sure a majority of the members have a copy.

        i feel you have to cover your but because even good friends can get dicey when big money gets involved

        good luck with your pool

        later jim

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          Posted: January 11, 2009, 11:46 am - IP Logged

          you can get a Lottery Pool Packet from "Lottery Player's M.A.G.A.Z.I.N.E  It has all the rules for starting a pool or e-mail me and I will send it to you. 

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            Posted: January 12, 2009, 12:49 am - IP Logged

            Thanks so much Joey.  You can email it to me at davidtn at usa dot net

             

            David