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Lottery Pool, should I do quick pick?

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Posted: March 17, 2013, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

Most people here have heard all the horror stories about getting involved with lottery pools and they know they have to be wary of them.

And also to be wary of people whose very first post is primarily to mention that they just happen to be starting a new lottery pool. 

Welcome to Lottery Post and Good Luck, schmuckatelly!

LOL, Thanks. Why be wary of me since my first post was starting a lottery pool?

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    Posted: March 17, 2013, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

    I am in a work pool and we play the same set of numbers and usually with advanced play. Its easy because I don't have to check the numbers since I know them.  And I still play on my own just to get some side action going on.

    Yeah I get my own sometimes also.

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      Hello everyone. New to the website. I started a lottery pool at work in January with some co-workers for Florida Mega Money and I am starting up another one for Florida Lotto. For the Mega Money, we pay for the month and I purchase quick pick with advance play for the entire month and then the following month, rinse and repeat.

      Here is my question, are you in a pool at work and if so do you purchase quick picks each time, or have you used the same numbers since the begining of the pool?

      Around here the retailers organize pools when there are enough players asking for that. They make quick picks with the cash that they gathered. Like at the blackjack table, there is no credit. No cash, no game! Quick picks avoid all kind of trouble with picking numbers, loosing numbers and so on. I organized pools before and people wouldn't play with me, if I used quick picks. When you don't win, you can get the blame, this you should know.

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        Posted: March 17, 2013, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

        LOL, Thanks. Why be wary of me since my first post was starting a lottery pool?

        Because pools can be risky and getting into one with a stranger on the internet is even riskier.

        And there may be new members here who may not be aware of that yet who may be tempted to PM the stranger to join up and send him money.

        And then never hear from him again.

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          Posted: March 17, 2013, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

          I hate that term - "side action".

          It reminds me of why I'm paying for so many wimmins houses.

          And it's not like I ever really got any side action anyway. Wink  Big Grin

          hahaha side action is like a drug from what I hear Blue Angel  best to head straight home as soon as you catch that buzz

          That money's gone fo ever

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            hahaha side action is like a drug from what I hear Blue Angel  best to head straight home as soon as you catch that buzz

            Well of course I wouldn't know nothin' about that...  Big Grin Angel

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              Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

              Welcome to the LP schmuckatelly.Thumbs Up

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                Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                Welcome to the LP schmuckatelly.Thumbs Up

                Thank you.

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                  Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Because pools can be risky and getting into one with a stranger on the internet is even riskier.

                  And there may be new members here who may not be aware of that yet who may be tempted to PM the stranger to join up and send him money.

                  And then never hear from him again.

                  OH! No I meant with coworkers. I've typed up an agreement we all have to sign. It covers stuff I have searched on the internet with lawsuits to tax information. I also have a "one time pool agreement" for the times like now when PB is high and we decide to play with other people.

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                    Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                    OH! No I meant with coworkers. I've typed up an agreement we all have to sign. It covers stuff I have searched on the internet with lawsuits to tax information. I also have a "one time pool agreement" for the times like now when PB is high and we decide to play with other people.

                    "...for the times like now when PB is high and we decide to play with other people."

                    You mean "other people" like people from here perhaps?

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                      Posted: March 17, 2013, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                      Wow 15 more letters you would have used the whole alphabet! LOL

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                        Posted: March 17, 2013, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                        OH! No I meant with coworkers. I've typed up an agreement we all have to sign. It covers stuff I have searched on the internet with lawsuits to tax information. I also have a "one time pool agreement" for the times like now when PB is high and we decide to play with other people.

                        If you've got a written agreement that anticipates any problems it's not a big deal whether you play QP or choose your own numbers. I'd generally suggest the same set of numbers every time, because the pool agreement can list the numbers, making it extremely clear which tickets belong to the pool, If you always buy a month's worth of tickets that's almost as good, assuming the buyer doesn't also buy personal tickets for an entire month. Either way, your agreement should cover who buys the tickets, and the rules for buying pool tickets and any personal tickets.

                        The one time agreement is probably the most likely thing to cause problems if you do win anything significant. The details vary, but the common theme of lawsuits over pool winnings is whether or not somebody was part of the pool. With a pool that plays regularly it's easy to have a set of rules about how somebody joins the pool and how somebody is excluded (which may not be as simple as not collecting money from them for a particular drawing. With a one time pool it's too easy for somebody to claim they were offered a chance to join and acceptd and were then unfairly excluded. OTOH, the jackpot doesn't get to $100  or $200 million overnight, so you can plan ahead to play when it reaches whatever threshold you choose.