Just recently there was a lottery jackpot for 14.5 million dollars around here and the winner turned out to be more than one person as the winners were actually a group of employees who worked in an A&W restaurant. Like many others, they dreamed of one day winning the lottery and so each week they all placed some money into a weekly lottery pool to hopefully win the jackpot. Fortunately for them, they did win. No more flipping burgers for them I guess.
However, there is more to this story as they cannot claim the prize just yet due to a dispute on how many people are entitled to the winnings. At the moment it seems that nine people will definitely receive a cut of the jackpot, but in the midst of this are two other people who are claiming that they should receive a percentage of the jackpot as well as they have frequently contributed money into the lottery pool. From what I have read thus far, apparently these two people did not contribute any money into the lottery pool during this particular draw. So now there are going to be lawyers involved to hopefully settle this fiasco. If what I read so far is true, than it should be as simple as a you snooze you lose for the two trying to get in on the jackpot.
There is probably going to be an influx of lottery pools in the workplaces around here now for all those who hope to get rich quick.