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Pool / Syndicate or Solo player?

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Posted: October 23, 2013, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

Hello everyone.Hyper

 

Not made a thread in a while so thought I would make one haha.

 

So, when you play are you part of a pool or do you play on your own dime.

 

Me personally, I now only buy 1 or 2 lines if I decide to play the Euro or sometimes I pool money with close family members but that's mostly it.

 

So how about you guys?

2016 Won/Lost

EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

2016 Total: -£24

Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

 

EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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    Posted: October 23, 2013, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

    Mostly go the solo route, however, sometimes my shop steward will run a pool when PB gets high enough, it's not there yet.

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      Posted: October 23, 2013, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

      I play alone but I would most definitely join a work pool when invited, even with full knowledge of all the headache stories we have seen over the years at LP. I'd rather we be fighting for $200M at the courts than be the one guy that didn't feel lucky that time http://www.lotterypost.com/news/229659

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: October 23, 2013, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

        Solo.

        Every form of gambling should be a solo endeavor.

        Odds are you are going to lose, but if you get lucky and everyone else loses you'll be expected to bail them out.

        Lotto might be a little different in the approach, but look just on LP alone about all the hassles over pools.

        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: October 23, 2013, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

          I was in one once, w/ some people at work.   I never got to see the tickets and after the second time, I asked to see them after the drawing and was told they had been discarded.  I don't think any of the numbers were winners, but I didn't like the way it was done.

          My pop used to do it w/ his afternoon domino/moon-playing buddies;  they drafted an agreement, stipulating how much money ea. would  put into the pool, signed it and had it notorized, then ea. signed the tickets after purchasing them.   Seems like they ea. chipped in $50 at first, got five lines ea. drawing which lasted them for several months and the winnings (small amounts) went back into the pool. 

          I'd rather go solo, but if I did do a pool, it would have to be along those lines.

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            Posted: October 24, 2013, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

            no one kows how money will change a person, or themselves. i think pooling with " close " family  is a pretty safe bet.  they are prob the  best you will ever know people. also lsten to your gut,  as mike points out , the pool he was in he didnt even get to see the tickets!  not a situation to be in. he felt unese and got out.  ive ran pools for years,  but have had people join i felt unsure about.  and let go.

             

            there not many i trust nowadays. and those that i do are the only ones i  pool with. maybe im wrong. oly a win will find out.

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              Posted: October 24, 2013, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

              Before I retired I participated in a couple of pools at work that came within one number of winning the state lottery three times.  Now I only play alone and prefer it that way, I spend as little or as much as I want any time I want on any game I want.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: October 25, 2013, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                Hello everyone.Hyper

                 

                Not made a thread in a while so thought I would make one haha.

                 

                So, when you play are you part of a pool or do you play on your own dime.

                 

                Me personally, I now only buy 1 or 2 lines if I decide to play the Euro or sometimes I pool money with close family members but that's mostly it.

                 

                So how about you guys?

                I play solo. Lottery pools have a negative energy.LOL

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                  Posted: October 25, 2013, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                  I do both.  I play my own and sometimes I'll get a small pool going with coworkers.  Even when I'm pooling with coworkers, I'll still get my own tickets for that night, haha.

                  "JACKPOT BABY!" ...those elusive words still elude me! LOL

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                    Posted: October 25, 2013, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                    I play solo almost always.  I used to join groups at work when the payouts would reach high levels but that still never amounted to anything.  For a while there was a group that would play every draw as a pool but the collections alternated from person to person and that died out pretty quickly as people would forget or just not want to make the rounds.  If I do any sharing of funds now it's with my Mother who likes to chip in a few dollars when the pot is high.

                    I remain, patiently optimistic

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                      Posted: October 25, 2013, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                      I play solo almost always.  I used to join groups at work when the payouts would reach high levels but that still never amounted to anything.  For a while there was a group that would play every draw as a pool but the collections alternated from person to person and that died out pretty quickly as people would forget or just not want to make the rounds.  If I do any sharing of funds now it's with my Mother who likes to chip in a few dollars when the pot is high.

                      Same with me, my mum is the only person I "pool" with we just buy a few tickets when it's big.

                      2016 Won/Lost

                      EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                      UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                      2016 Total: -£24

                      Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                       

                      EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                      EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                      UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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                        Posted: October 25, 2013, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                        Same with me, my mum is the only person I "pool" with we just buy a few tickets when it's big.

                        Same here.  If we can't trust our mothers, well...

                        Best of Luck to you and your Mum!

                        I remain, patiently optimistic

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                          Posted: October 25, 2013, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

                          Same here.  If we can't trust our mothers, well...

                          Best of Luck to you and your Mum!

                          You too!

                           

                          Hopefully we get lucky on the next big EuroMillions £80,00000 JP!

                          2016 Won/Lost

                          EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

                          UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

                          2016 Total: -£24

                          Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

                           

                          EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

                          EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

                          UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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                            Posted: October 28, 2013, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                            I run 3 pools, State Lotto, Mega Money, and powerball. The 2 state ones is monthly, and the powerball is only when jackpot is over $100 mill.  Occasionally I will be 1 or two for myself.

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                              Posted: October 31, 2013, 2:21 am - IP Logged

                              Hi,

                              I ran a pool of 10 people for about 6 months in Lotto 6/49 in Canada. 

                              I set up rules of participation and made them all sign them, then collected

                              $32 to $36 per head every month. We played 40 tickets per draw 8 to 9

                              times a month. I made the playing very transparent providing everybody

                              with a copy of all tickets. For about 4 month we were in black (won more

                              than spent) but then our luck turned and after 2 month of losses the pool

                              dissolved. Never had any problems with any participant.

                              I like pooling because, despite what many people think, it does increase

                              chances of winning and spreads the risk.

                              Aquarius

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