Many people have found that, in playing lotteries, there is strength in numbers.
It's estimated that one of every five lottery grand prize winners were not individual players, but members of pools.
A couple of shining examples include:
- The Lucky 13, that's what the group of 13 machine-shop workers in Ohio were calling themselves after winning the
world's largest lottery jackpot as of May 1998. The group held the sole winning Powerball ticket for the draw, purchased in
Richmond, Indiana, which was the closest retailer to the group. Each of the 13 men contributed $10 for tickets and
one set of the numbers paid off.
- January 31, 1997, 17 employees of Jackson-based Kellogg Industries formed a lottery club and hoped for the best!
After only two weeks of buying tickets together, the "Friends Forever" lottery club's prayers were answered.
The club held the $45.6 million winning Big Game ticket that matched all six numbers in the January 24,
1997, drawing: 12, 17, 27, 30, 39, and the Big Money Ball number was 7.
There are benefits and drawbacks to playing in a lotto pool. You should think about these before you form agreements with your friends and coworkers.
Follow the links below to learn more about lotto pool:
- Benefits: Playing as a lotto pool member can dramatically increase the chances of winning and reduce your cost of playing. Lotto pool
members win with great frequency.
- Drawbacks: You have to share the prize with other members. There are also complications to
playing with others that you don't have when you play alone.