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if invited to join a lottery pool at work: would you or not?

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: December 11, 2013, 6:40 am - IP Logged

If it comes down to me getting to split millions, or me just throwing away another losing ticket. I'll take my share of the millions please

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    Posted: December 11, 2013, 10:05 am - IP Logged

    Welcome to Lottery Post, Shelby Mustang!

    Do you have a Shelby?

    Thank you, and to answer you question no sir I do not...sigh wishful thinking on my part but I play the lottery regularly and hope one day while Im still young enough to enjoy it I'll be able to buy one LOL

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      Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:17 am - IP Logged

      Welcome Shelby- Hope your wish comes true.

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        Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:20 am - IP Logged

        Thank you, and to answer you question no sir I do not...sigh wishful thinking on my part but I play the lottery regularly and hope one day while Im still young enough to enjoy it I'll be able to buy one LOL

        I test drove a Shelby Cobra one time. Cool car.

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          I test drove a Shelby Cobra one time. Cool car.

          That's cool. Did they let you stomp on it and see what it could do? LOL Closest I came to one was when Hertz had those 500GT-H's..it sounded very good but it wasnt the super snake LOL

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            Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:40 am - IP Logged

            Welcome Shelby- Hope your wish comes true.

            Thank you sir I hope yours do as well

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              Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:46 am - IP Logged

              What do you see as a plus or minus?
              Personally: There is no way l would join unless l had a gun pointed to my head.
              Playing solo relieves one of the hassle of worrying who else is gonna complain about who knows what.Some may want the opportunity of giving a press conference,  which l am totally against- and the list goes on.
              Thanks but no thanks- now & forever.

              * Have a Great week People.

              I run the pool at work.  We have a filing cabinet that every one can access.  I send out an email to everyone in the place that tell them when the next drawing is, what amount the JP is at, and what time I will be getting the tickets.  It is up to them to put their money in the envelope before I get the tickets.

              I've been doing it for almost 2 years.  I've never had any money come up missing.  The most we've won is $7.

              Here is a copy of the rules I send out.  Is it perfect?  No.  But it puts the responsibility on them for getting money in, not on me having to track people down and ask for it.  I have covered people from time to time and always been paid back. 

               

              1. Whether we play the Powerball or Mega Millions, the entry fee is $2. Powerball is drawn on Wednesday and Saturday night. Mega Millions is drawn on Tuesday and Friday night.

              The envelope for money will be in the file in the supply room.

               

              2. Write down the amount you put in ($2,$4,$6,etc) and your name or identifying number

               

              3. Anyone paying ahead will be notified via email that the money was collected for future draws and for how many draws were paid ahead. Example: Norm paid $4 so it’s tonight +1

               

              4. It is your responsibility to get money in prior to each drawing. How you do that is up to you.

               

              5. Tickets will be purchased by me or someone participating in the pool on the day of the drawing, prior to the drawing.

               

              6. Copies of the tickets will be sent to each participant with an email address.

               

              7. Any money won that is less per person than the $2 for participation goes back into the pool for the next drawing. Example: We have 20 people in for the drawing and we win $5. The $5 divided by 20 people is .25, which is less than the $2 for entry, so that money goes back into the pool for the next drawing and does not count for any one person as their entry fee. Also, no one gets .25 either.

               

              8. I will maintain the envelopes from prior drawings in my office. On the outside of each envelope will be the drawing we are playing, the date, and the amount of the jackpot. Underneath will be the list of people that paid in for that drawing and how much they put in, including money for future draws. The numbers that were drawn and the amount we won, if any, will also be on the envelope. Inside will be the losing tickets and a photocopy of all tickets purchased for the drawing.

               

              9. In the event of a large win, $10,000 and up, the group as a whole will decide on a course of action. Same for a jackpot win.

               

              10. Buying into our pool does not preclude anyone from purchasing their own tickets for any drawing. I buy tickets for myself for every drawing, you should too. I do not and will not purchase tickets for myself at the same time as I purchase tickets for the group.

               

              11.  By participating in the pool, you automatically agree to all rules.

               

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                Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                That's cool. Did they let you stomp on it and see what it could do? LOL Closest I came to one was when Hertz had those 500GT-H's..it sounded very good but it wasnt the super snake LOL

                Yeah, they let me take it out by myself, don't know why but they did. 

                I lit 'em up, boy, set the gawl dang streets afire.

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                  Posted: December 11, 2013, 11:59 am - IP Logged

                  If it comes down to me getting to split millions, or me just throwing away another losing ticket. I'll take my share of the millions please

                  Welcome to Lottery Post Shelby Mustang, awesome choice of vehicle, Happy Winnings.Cheers

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

                                                              From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                    Posted: December 11, 2013, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                    I run the pool at work.  We have a filing cabinet that every one can access.  I send out an email to everyone in the place that tell them when the next drawing is, what amount the JP is at, and what time I will be getting the tickets.  It is up to them to put their money in the envelope before I get the tickets.

                    I've been doing it for almost 2 years.  I've never had any money come up missing.  The most we've won is $7.

                    Here is a copy of the rules I send out.  Is it perfect?  No.  But it puts the responsibility on them for getting money in, not on me having to track people down and ask for it.  I have covered people from time to time and always been paid back. 

                     

                    1. Whether we play the Powerball or Mega Millions, the entry fee is $2. Powerball is drawn on Wednesday and Saturday night. Mega Millions is drawn on Tuesday and Friday night.

                    The envelope for money will be in the file in the supply room.

                     

                    2. Write down the amount you put in ($2,$4,$6,etc) and your name or identifying number

                     

                    3. Anyone paying ahead will be notified via email that the money was collected for future draws and for how many draws were paid ahead. Example: Norm paid $4 so it’s tonight +1

                     

                    4. It is your responsibility to get money in prior to each drawing. How you do that is up to you.

                     

                    5. Tickets will be purchased by me or someone participating in the pool on the day of the drawing, prior to the drawing.

                     

                    6. Copies of the tickets will be sent to each participant with an email address.

                     

                    7. Any money won that is less per person than the $2 for participation goes back into the pool for the next drawing. Example: We have 20 people in for the drawing and we win $5. The $5 divided by 20 people is .25, which is less than the $2 for entry, so that money goes back into the pool for the next drawing and does not count for any one person as their entry fee. Also, no one gets .25 either.

                     

                    8. I will maintain the envelopes from prior drawings in my office. On the outside of each envelope will be the drawing we are playing, the date, and the amount of the jackpot. Underneath will be the list of people that paid in for that drawing and how much they put in, including money for future draws. The numbers that were drawn and the amount we won, if any, will also be on the envelope. Inside will be the losing tickets and a photocopy of all tickets purchased for the drawing.

                     

                    9. In the event of a large win, $10,000 and up, the group as a whole will decide on a course of action. Same for a jackpot win.

                     

                    10. Buying into our pool does not preclude anyone from purchasing their own tickets for any drawing. I buy tickets for myself for every drawing, you should too. I do not and will not purchase tickets for myself at the same time as I purchase tickets for the group.

                     

                    11.  By participating in the pool, you automatically agree to all rules.

                     

                    Thanks Nightstalker

                    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

                                                                From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                      Posted: December 11, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                      Yeah, they let me take it out by myself, don't know why but they did. 

                      I lit 'em up, boy, set the gawl dang streets afire.

                      heee heee that is awesome sir. I wouldnt have wanted to get out of it myself, come heck or high water I'd screwed up and bought it home with me LOL

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                        Posted: December 11, 2013, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Welcome to Lottery Post Shelby Mustang, awesome choice of vehicle, Happy Winnings.Cheers

                        Thank you very much young lady maybe one day I'll be somewhere in your neck of the woods to pick up my baby LOL

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                          Posted: December 12, 2013, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                          I have a question. I am currently on vacation in a different state and joined a pool with two friends. We purchased a ticket with 5-draws and won $7 on the 1st draw. We still have 4 more draws on the ticket so do I have to wait until the final draw before claiming?

                          We will be flying back home this weekend so I was just curious.

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                            Posted: December 12, 2013, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                            I have a question. I am currently on vacation in a different state and joined a pool with two friends. We purchased a ticket with 5-draws and won $7 on the 1st draw. We still have 4 more draws on the ticket so do I have to wait until the final draw before claiming?

                            We will be flying back home this weekend so I was just curious.

                            Nah you can cash it in get those $7 and they'll print out another ticket for the remaining draws

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                              Posted: December 12, 2013, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                              Nah you can cash it in get those $7 and they'll print out another ticket for the remaining draws

                              Oh OK, thanks!

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