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Are YOU in a Lottery Pool?

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Posted: May 19, 2012, 9:07 am - IP Logged

Are you in a lottery pool? Do you have terms of agreement and operation in writing? How much have you won in any one drawing? Do you forsee any drama if you hit the big jackpot?

I'm not in a lottery pool. Last year there were a few of us who talked about possibly starting a lottery pool but it never got off the ground. Even though I'm leary about pools (due to the fact that lately have been reading about some people not sharing with others in the pool and bringing lawsuits) it seems that many people seem to win with lottery pools (maybe because they buy many tickets at a time as opposed to myself who only buys one).


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    Posted: May 19, 2012, 9:20 am - IP Logged

    I'm not in a lottery pool. Last year there were a few of us who talked about possibly starting a lottery pool but it never got off the ground. Even though I'm leary about pools (due to the fact that lately have been reading about some people not sharing with others in the pool and bringing lawsuits) it seems that many people seem to win with lottery pools (maybe because they buy many tickets at a time as opposed to myself who only buys one).

    Well I am glad to hear you DODGED THAT BULLET.

    I think it's more about being in the right place at the right time that leads to these wins. I have heard stories and seen new reports of so many players spending thousnads of dollars chasing the recent 656m mega millions jackpot and what did that get them?

    In the end, it's all relative.

    The ONE ticket you play is your personal numbers or a QP? Just curious..

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      Posted: May 19, 2012, 9:27 am - IP Logged

      Are you in a lottery pool? Do you have terms of agreement and operation in writing? How much have you won in any one drawing? Do you forsee any drama if you hit the big jackpot?

      Use to be in one. I started but the only problem with pools is to have good people that think like you. I remember running the pool without any contracts etc.. but the people were negative about us winning and didn't believe that we would win anything at all or couldn't see the outcome of the lottery officials handing us a big check. If you don't believe that you will win then you won't and if you do then you do. I simply dropped the whole group because I got tired of hearing the negative feedback when we would only win like small amounts and invested it back into the group.. I now play by myself and one day I will when and I am sure the losers I dropped will then act like they knew me.. Haha!!

      Who say's I'm broke? Are you kidding me, I am just waiting on my millions!Dance


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        Posted: May 19, 2012, 9:34 am - IP Logged

        Use to be in one. I started but the only problem with pools is to have good people that think like you. I remember running the pool without any contracts etc.. but the people were negative about us winning and didn't believe that we would win anything at all or couldn't see the outcome of the lottery officials handing us a big check. If you don't believe that you will win then you won't and if you do then you do. I simply dropped the whole group because I got tired of hearing the negative feedback when we would only win like small amounts and invested it back into the group.. I now play by myself and one day I will when and I am sure the losers I dropped will then act like they knew me.. Haha!!

        That would be a big bummer to hear that twice a week.

        I think a positive attitude is critical in pursuing a jackpot while I don't believe it to be a magic won it helps in keeping you motivated and in that state you work harder at developing effective strategies that just one day might lead to that big win. So in that sense optimism is essential.

        P.S. Sure those players didn't pay their share for the next 10 years and left the selection in your hands? They may be taking you to court after you win. JUST KIDDING - lol

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          Posted: May 19, 2012, 9:41 am - IP Logged

          That would be a big bummer to hear that twice a week.

          I think a positive attitude is critical in pursuing a jackpot while I don't believe it to be a magic won it helps in keeping you motivated and in that state you work harder at developing effective strategies that just one day might lead to that big win. So in that sense optimism is essential.

          P.S. Sure those players didn't pay their share for the next 10 years and left the selection in your hands? They may be taking you to court after you win. JUST KIDDING - lol

          I don't play their numbers only quick pics now, so they can't claim any of the money that I won from this day forward.. LOL!

          Who say's I'm broke? Are you kidding me, I am just waiting on my millions!Dance

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            Posted: May 19, 2012, 9:59 am - IP Logged

            I wouldn't belong to any pool that would have me as a member.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: May 19, 2012, 10:02 am - IP Logged

              I wouldn't belong to any pool that would have me as a member.

              Classic - lol!

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                Posted: May 20, 2012, 12:23 am - IP Logged

                I started a Pool about 11 months ago, its now down to 8-9 people and we each put $200 per month

                Comes out to about $500 a week in ticket plays. We have a legal contract and a ticket master that handles everything for us via Paypal and a dist list

                Pretty much ironclad so if we do hit it, it will be seamless to dist the winnings

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                  Posted: May 20, 2012, 12:29 am - IP Logged

                  No , I would never join a Lottery Pool . I don't want to Split a Jackpot with say 10 or more people and then be suied by someone who forgot to pay or presuimed they was still in the Weekly Pool . I will keep all my Jackpot  Winnings to my self !!! When , I win a PB or MM Jackpot ....

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                    Posted: May 20, 2012, 10:34 am - IP Logged

                    We had 18 people at 1 time but some of them had to go back to the US or just gave up after 5-6 months since we didnt hit anything.

                     

                    We are now at 8 people and could use 2 more


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                      Posted: May 20, 2012, 10:40 am - IP Logged

                      I started a Pool about 11 months ago, its now down to 8-9 people and we each put $200 per month

                      Comes out to about $500 a week in ticket plays. We have a legal contract and a ticket master that handles everything for us via Paypal and a dist list

                      Pretty much ironclad so if we do hit it, it will be seamless to dist the winnings

                      Wow!

                      You guys have a lot of disposable income I see.

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                        Posted: May 20, 2012, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

                        I am running a lottery pool at my work and have for several years now. It started with me and an office mate, then it spread to 13 people. We buy Powerball, Lotto, and MegaMillions every payday. The best we've done is around $100, which we've rolled back in. We've also bought a few Millionaire Raffle tickets when that game was played, but didn't win there either.

                        I charge $4/payday(every 2 weeks), which I use to buy a mix of multidraw Powerball, Lotto, and MegaMillions tickets for all of the draws until the next payday.  Hopefully we'll hit before someday.

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                          Posted: May 21, 2012, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm not in a lottery pool. Last year there were a few of us who talked about possibly starting a lottery pool but it never got off the ground. Even though I'm leary about pools (due to the fact that lately have been reading about some people not sharing with others in the pool and bringing lawsuits) it seems that many people seem to win with lottery pools (maybe because they buy many tickets at a time as opposed to myself who only buys one).

                          You're best off not being in a pool unless it's with trusted family (who won't kill you) or friends (who won't kill you).

                          It's also good to exclude people of a certain political persuasion as members because they're cheap (won't pay all the time) and they have that "entitlement" attitude which means they'll sue you if you win on a drawing when they didn't put money in.

                          The best bet is to just play yourself though because individuals win far more often than pools.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            Posted: May 21, 2012, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                            You're best off not being in a pool unless it's with trusted family (who won't kill you) or friends (who won't kill you).

                            It's also good to exclude people of a certain political persuasion as members because they're cheap (won't pay all the time) and they have that "entitlement" attitude which means they'll sue you if you win on a drawing when they didn't put money in.

                            The best bet is to just play yourself though because individuals win far more often than pools.

                            It only takes a quick scan on the winner's stories tab on the Powerball website to validate this statistic that individuals win far more frequently with far less drama.

                            "Freedom of Speech? Keep reading and you will discover that freedom comes at a price!"

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                              Posted: May 21, 2012, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                              It only takes a quick scan on the winner's stories tab on the Powerball website to validate this statistic that individuals win far more frequently with far less drama.

                              Roger that!


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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