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Lottery pools good or bad?

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Should lottery pools be illegal?

Yes - One person can collect a winning ticket [ 4 ]  [16.67%]
No [ 20 ]  [83.33%]
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Posted: June 29, 2012, 10:03 am - IP Logged

It seems the only way that lotteries can be won anymore is to be part of a pool.  Individual players just don't stand a chance anymore.  Should laws be passed stating that only one person can collect on a winning ticket?


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    Posted: June 29, 2012, 10:15 am - IP Logged

    It seems the only way that lotteries can be won anymore is to be part of a pool.  Individual players just don't stand a chance anymore.  Should laws be passed stating that only one person can collect on a winning ticket?

    Laws should be passed to prevent these types of topics from being posted.  Sleep

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      Posted: June 29, 2012, 10:23 am - IP Logged

      Picked no,

      Such a law would probably be found to be unconstitutional.

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        Posted: June 29, 2012, 10:24 am - IP Logged

        It seems the only way that lotteries can be won anymore is to be part of a pool.  Individual players just don't stand a chance anymore.  Should laws be passed stating that only one person can collect on a winning ticket?

        mc is right because there is no pool that is big enough to win because it is a pool. 

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          Posted: June 29, 2012, 10:32 am - IP Logged

          Lottery pools are a choice, don't take it away from the people who want it.

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          For a lead role in a cage?

           

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            Posted: June 29, 2012, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

            the topic is pool: good vs. bad ... but our choices are legal vs illegal.

            pool = good for some, bad for many

            pool legality = LOLOL - depends on to whom you speak.

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              Posted: June 29, 2012, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

              Pools bad.

              Unless you win.

              Then good.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: June 29, 2012, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                It is not the pool that is either good or bad.. It is the people who are in the pool.Thumbs Up

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                  Posted: June 29, 2012, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                  It seems the only way that lotteries can be won anymore is to be part of a pool.  Individual players just don't stand a chance anymore.  Should laws be passed stating that only one person can collect on a winning ticket?

                  Where did you get that?

                  At least one of the winners in the record Mega Millions jackpot was an individual.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  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.


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                    Posted: June 29, 2012, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                    It is not the pool that is either good or bad.. It is the people who are in the pool.Thumbs Up

                    I Agree!

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                      Posted: June 29, 2012, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                      It seems the only way that lotteries can be won anymore is to be part of a pool.  Individual players just don't stand a chance anymore.  Should laws be passed stating that only one person can collect on a winning ticket?

                      In reality, pools seldom win compared to individuals.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                        Posted: June 29, 2012, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't want to share so no to the pool.-weshar75

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                          Posted: June 30, 2012, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                          In National Lottery, 1 in 4 of lottery jackpots are claimed by lottery syndicates. 75% are still claimed by  individuals. But since lottery syndicate are made of several individuals, I guess more individuals Win in a lottery syndicate.

                          In UK, all winnings can be collected only by one individual. It is up to that individual to distribute winnings n a lottery syndicate.

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                            Posted: July 1, 2012, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                            Pools are only popular when the Summer Olympics roll around.

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                            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!

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                              Posted: July 3, 2012, 1:47 am - IP Logged

                              I agree. In pool you have better chances of winning but you get less of winning share. I rather take less then have 0.00001% chance of winning it by myself.