|Posted: March 19, 2011, 7:30 pm - IP Logged|
The other day I received a letter in the mail for The Pot Of Gold Club.
Basically it's a couple trying to form a pool of 500 people from any states to play PB or MM or both.
They say they will only play when the jackpot is over $100 million and they're really hoping to hit 5 + 0 and split it.
I see a couple of flaws here and think they really didn't consider a few things, like who is going to pay the tax.
Part of their pitch is that they are not selling tickets, they are selling membership in a club.
They are in NY so I don't know about remaining anonymous, but I think on top of considering taxes they'd be in for quite a sticky wicket when winners turned up from different states.
This could be an attempted scam- membership is suppossed to freeze at 500, but I think this was just a couple of very naieve people not really thinking things through.
If you get this letter it is from "Marla's Promise".
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.