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The majority of office pools revolve around popular sporting events. But there are non-sporting pools also. One of them is the office lottery pool. You pay in with a group of the employees and share the winnings equally.

How to win lotteries, sweepstakes, and contests in the 21st century
by Steve Ledoux.
Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press, c2004.
In this completely revised and updated second edition of his best-selling book (over 75,000 copies sold!), Steve Ledoux reveals the secrets that have enabled him to win thousands and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. He also shares his skills in choosing lottery numbers, entering and winning sweepstakes and contests, and spotting illegal scams in this savvy collection of prize-winning strategies. Lottery and sweepstakes hopefuls learn how to find the right contests to enter, how to protect themselves from cheaters, and what to expect after winning, including how to deal with the IRS and give interviews to the media. Internet sweepstakes, contests, game shows, and resources complete this guide to winning the jackpot! Book jacket.
     
Where to gamble : a guide to casinos, riverboats, reservations, racetracks and more
by George Cantor.
Detroit, MI : Visible Ink Press, 1997.
Includes index.
     
How to win lotteries, sweepstakes, and contests
by Steve Ledoux.
Santa Monica, CA : Santa Monica Press, c1995.
"Learn the secrets of America's sweepstakes king"--Cover.
     
Getting lucky : answers to nearly every lottery question you can ask
Ben E. Johnson.
Chicago : Bonus Books, c1994.
Getting Lucky is no secret formula for winning the lottery. But it is full of the next best thing: sound insider information. Best of all, the author identifies the little-known games that practically guarantee a win.
     

The media alerts us to how high the lottery jackpot is as it nears a record breaking payout. The total grows each day when someone at work suggests doing a lottery pool and you may be the first to jump in. Of course you would like to win but do you know how you are guaranteed to get your fair share of the prize money?

First decide on some rules of how this pool should be run. Put the rules in writing and hand out copies to all involved. Some rules to consider are:

  • Is there a deadline for collecting money?
  • Where will tickets be purchased?
  • Who will hold the tickets?
  • What if a person, who pays in every week, is out of the office at the time of collection, would they still be "in"?

Next choose a leader, someone the group can trust. This person may be responsible for:

  • Collecting money and buying tickets
  • Taking the names, phone numbers and how much each contributed
  • Makes copies of the tickets for all in the pool
  • Purchase personal tickets after all office lottery business is taken care of

Though office lottery pools are legal, they may still be against workplace rules. So before you get to gambling, talk to human resources about your policies.

Are Office Lottery Pools Legal?

Playing in the lottery pool can increase your chances of winning by playing more tickets than playing yourself. You got to be in it to win it!

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff