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If you not in a lottery Pool at present. .

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Posted: April 14, 2015, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

Could you be persuaded to join one? I have often said that going Solo is the only way for me, although the thought has crossed my mind as of late in talking to some close friends. One the other hand l can't recall a pool pulling off the jackpot for some time- Your thoughts People...

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    Posted: April 14, 2015, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

    My work pool only comes into existence when the jp rises to over $200M and when asked to join, I always say yes. I would be depressed if they won and I missed out because of $2.  No amount of therapy could fix that.

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: April 14, 2015, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

      I ran two lottery pools at work before I retired.  Make sure you get a copy of the tickets before the drawing.  You can always buy more tickets on your own too.

      Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

      “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.” – Zig Ziglar

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        Posted: April 14, 2015, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

        Could you be persuaded to join one? I have often said that going Solo is the only way for me, although the thought has crossed my mind as of late in talking to some close friends. One the other hand l can't recall a pool pulling off the jackpot for some time- Your thoughts People...

        * Have a Great Week Folks:Above all else-Stay Healthy. 

        Have some kind of strategy if you are going to start a pool. Even if it's buying your QPs from several different locations.

        "Everything works  ONCE!"

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          Posted: April 14, 2015, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

          noise-gate,

          All gambling should be a solo endeavor.

          zephbe,

          Poke around some of the threads here at LP about people who play in pools buying their own tickets on the side. The results aren't always nice. even if you win it might take years to get paid. Same goes for a pool winning and a former or unpaid up pool member wanting in on the jackpot.

          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: April 14, 2015, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

            noise-gate,

            All gambling should be a solo endeavor.

            zephbe,

            Poke around some of the threads here at LP about people who play in pools buying their own tickets on the side. The results aren't always nice. even if you win it might take years to get paid. Same goes for a pool winning and a former or unpaid up pool member wanting in on the jackpot.

            I Agree!

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              Posted: April 14, 2015, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

              I ran two lottery pools at work before I retired.  Make sure you get a copy of the tickets before the drawing.  You can always buy more tickets on your own too.

              "You can always buy more tickets own your own"...is a recipe for a lawsuit,  regardless of whether you have been childhood friends with the rest of the Pool members. That is why l hesitate to join.Money can destroy lifelong friendships. Coin Toss is right..

              People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                Posted: April 14, 2015, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                Have some kind of strategy if you are going to start a pool. Even if it's buying your QPs from several different locations.

                l think the rules to " buying tickets that are yours & yours only " apart from the pool need to be established prior to joining O.B wan.

                Should you win using your own numbers: l foresee Chaos.No amount of explaining will Help. 

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                  Posted: April 14, 2015, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                  My work pool only comes into existence when the jp rises to over $200M and when asked to join, I always say yes. I would be depressed if they won and I missed out because of $2.  No amount of therapy could fix that.

                  LOL..No amount of Therapy.

                  People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                    Posted: April 15, 2015, 12:04 am - IP Logged

                    We had each member sign a document before joining...

                    Hidden Plays… There can be no Hidden plays initiated by any person, including the ticket master involved in this group. No group members are allowed to circumvent the group plays.

                    Doubling Down If any person chooses to play twice the amount of the monthly set play amount, then that said individual will win twice the shared amount. This would in effect be as if they were playing another spot for a spouse, friend etc…

                    Carry Over… All wins from the previous month will be spent on the 1st play of the following month’s rotation. If an individual has decided to leave the group after the current rotation has ended and the next rotation wins; they will not be entitled to any of those winnings. If any money was won from the previous rotation and that money be carried over to the next rotational play, only current players in that current rotation will share in any minor or major winnings.

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                      Posted: April 15, 2015, 12:30 am - IP Logged

                      We had each member sign a document before joining...

                      Hidden Plays… There can be no Hidden plays initiated by any person, including the ticket master involved in this group. No group members are allowed to circumvent the group plays.

                      Doubling Down If any person chooses to play twice the amount of the monthly set play amount, then that said individual will win twice the shared amount. This would in effect be as if they were playing another spot for a spouse, friend etc…

                      Carry Over… All wins from the previous month will be spent on the 1st play of the following month’s rotation. If an individual has decided to leave the group after the current rotation has ended and the next rotation wins; they will not be entitled to any of those winnings. If any money was won from the previous rotation and that money be carried over to the next rotational play, only current players in that current rotation will share in any minor or major winnings.

                      That "Carryover Money" can be a Grey Area & a potential red herring when faced by  Savvy Attorneys on the opposing bench. Just saying Chopper. 

                      People lawyer up real fast when money is involved. Lately in the lottery News, we have a store owner suing a player for $350,000 when the store owner put no money up front and simply has a "signed" piece of paper stating that he will get some money. Your pool could very well come under attack from members who left prior to the win.

                      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                        Posted: April 15, 2015, 12:36 am - IP Logged

                        l think the rules to " buying tickets that are yours & yours only " apart from the pool need to be established prior to joining O.B wan.

                        Should you win using your own numbers: l foresee Chaos.No amount of explaining will Help. 

                        Sorry I wasn't clear. I know most pools play QPs. I was suggesting that as a body the group buys it's tickets from a variety of locations as opposed to buying 50 or 100 tickets from one retailer.

                        "Everything works  ONCE!"

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                          Posted: April 15, 2015, 9:21 am - IP Logged

                          only some tight groups i  run pools for, one i ran i dont run any more and another guy runs. atm theres only a family one with 5 people in it, and has always been 5 people. and 2 others i go halves in. its a hobby and and i dont mind running it. all seperate, some i send money to, others send money to me.

                          the one ran by another guy, we used to have 7 people in boy that was a hassle. now there is 3 of us left.

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