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How big is your pool?

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Baton Rouge, LA
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Posted: February 19, 2015, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

I wish I could buy tickets for the huge Powerball jackpot but I cannot since I live in Canada. Given the size of the jackpot and the long odds to win, I am curious as to how big some of the office pools are.

Two questions:

1. How big is your pool as in how many members in the pool?

2. How big is your pool as in how many tickets did it buy?

By draw time, I will summarize with the largest numbers I see posted. Thanks.

Please do not derail this thread by discussing whether or not pools are a good idea. That topic has been covered many times already.

My office pool has a total of 11 members, each of whom pay $4 every 2 weeks on payday. With that, I buy 3, MegaMilions, 3 Powerball, and 2 Lotto tickets. With lower tier winnings, I buy additional tickets.

Over the 2 weeks, we usually win lower tier prizes, just can't seem to hit the big one.

Prisoner Six

"I am not a number, I am a free man!"

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    Posted: February 20, 2015, 8:36 am - IP Logged

    GiveFive, I see you live in New York state but you must live close enough to CT and PA to buy raffle tickets in those states. Do you also buy your Mega Millions and Powerball tickets in PA to take advantage of no sales tax in PA?

    Thanks.

    Sorry for the delayed response... I've been busy lately and I cant seem to get online as much as I usually do.

    You're correct, I live in NY very near to I-84, which is an interstate highway that runs east/west from PA to CT.   I'm located about halfway between both states, so for me it's simply a matter of deciding whether to drive east towards CT, or west towards PA. Actually, I'm a little closer to CT than PA, it takes me an about an hour to get across I-84 to PA.  CT is a 45 minute drive. I tend to go to CT a little more often than PA simply because I have a daughter that attends college in CT.  The main reason I drive over to PA is to buy PA Millionaire raffle tickets.

    As for MM/PB purchases, when I buy tickets, I only buy them in NY.  That's because I only play those games via the work pool that I run.  Usually I buy the pool's tickets the day of the drawing, and I run out at lunch time to the gas station near where I work to buy them.  Good Luck!

    PS Last time I was in Canada was 30+ years ago when my wife and I drove around The Gaspe Peninsula.  The Canadian Maritime Provinces are gorgeous in the summertime!

    About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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      CALI
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      Posted: February 21, 2015, 4:20 am - IP Logged

      100$/mo/person.  is that for just 1 game or for a combination of games?

      Each member drops 100 per month, we play the Mega and Power Ball.

      a total of 8 plays per month. If a member is short on cash that month, we advance them from our slush fund.

      Maybe someday the big one will drop....

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        Posted: February 21, 2015, 11:39 am - IP Logged

        Forget the pool i want to know if anyone has a hottub!   Banana

        Don't forget to visit the Lottery Post Gift Shop!

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          Posted: March 20, 2015, 11:02 am - IP Logged

          Pool of two...my brother and me.

          always at least 2 tickets but sometimes 10.

          Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

          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: March 20, 2015, 11:48 am - IP Logged

            Oh, that used to be 5 meters large and 10 meters long. There was a sauna, a solarium and massage facility too. There was a bicycle, an expander and my dumbbells. I don't remember how deep the pool was.

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              Posted: March 20, 2015, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

              Oh, that used to be 5 meters large and 10 meters long. There was a sauna, a solarium and massage facility too. There was a bicycle, an expander and my dumbbells. I don't remember how deep the pool was.

              Don't quit your day job!

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                Posted: March 21, 2015, 7:20 am - IP Logged

                am i an addict?

                4 pools,

                pool 1 3 people , 4 6 6 1  4 4 tickets  in separate draws

                pool 2 5 people , 4 4 4 1 4 2 tickets in same draws

                pool 3 2 people 4 4 4 1 4 2 tics in same

                pool 4 2 people 0 0 0 4 4 0 in only 2 draws

                 

                when jackpots reach 30 mill pools 2 3 4 , double the number of tickets. this is in Aust i am 1 person in ea pool. oh and i run pools 2 3 4, and all tickets are ran thru online purchase, so its basically managing the money.

                2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

                keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

                  Bondi Junction
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                  Posted: March 22, 2015, 1:26 am - IP Logged

                  I wish I could buy tickets for the huge Powerball jackpot but I cannot since I live in Canada. Given the size of the jackpot and the long odds to win, I am curious as to how big some of the office pools are.

                  Two questions:

                  1. How big is your pool as in how many members in the pool?

                  2. How big is your pool as in how many tickets did it buy?

                  By draw time, I will summarize with the largest numbers I see posted. Thanks.

                  Please do not derail this thread by discussing whether or not pools are a good idea. That topic has been covered many times already.

                  Canada should become the 51st state, problem solved!

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!