It is quite common to see that people love to play lottery pools. Just for those who might think what is a lottery pool; it is a lottery though like any other lottery but played in pool. Suppose you work in an office and all of your team mates pool the money to buy a lottery ticket. Or even you can play with a group of your family members and get together to purchase joint lottery tickets. The idea is that each individual puts an equal amount of money into a group pool which will be used to purchase tickets for the entire group.
So that means you do not need to purchase lottery ticket on your own but you contribute a little money from your pocket each time your pool (group) play or enter a lottery. If the lottery ticket is a winner, the entire group that contributed to purchasing the ticket will split the money equally between all members.
But there are 4 important things to understand when you play lottery pools.
1. Select a leader in the Pool
This is very important step. You need to choose one main person as a leader to be in charge of the pool who makes sure everything is run efficiently. The person as a leader must be a well organized honest individual who will need to collect the money from the group and then notify the entire pool of the winning lottery numbers as they are published. This leader will also collect or claim the prize money on behalf of the group if the group wins.
2. Document a group contract
There should be a drafted document called the contract to highlight the most important details, or conditions in playing the lottery pool so that all is fair when picking up major lottery winnings. The contract document should mention the names of people participating in the lottery, how much money is to be given by each participant, who will choose the ticket’s numbers. It is important to get signatures from each member of the pool and to update the contract as changes happen, so that the information always remains relevant.
3. Be legal in every aspect
Many states do not allow playing lottery or lottery pools. So make sure you have done all your research before entering into lottery pools and have things fully above board and legal. There are still several states that don’t allow their residents to play the lottery as they consider it gambling. If your pool takes place at work, you will also want to make sure that your manager or higher authorities welcome such move and allow you to play pools, and that it doesn’t go against any workplace rules.
4. Claim the prize and get it distributed equally in case of wins
Playing lottery pools increases the chance of winning the lottery. If your lotto pool wins the lottery, you will have to claim the prize and then distribute the money equally between all members of the group. Because you already have a contract signed and are playing legally you should have no issues to arise in claiming the prize.
Thus with these four important aspects to keep in mind when playing lottery pools will relieve you from any fear or doubt that may arise when playing lottery in a group.