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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.




24 Comments to Workplace Lottery Pool

  • I am the co-author of a book, ‘Your Lottery Syndicate Book’, with a lawyer, Nigel Adams, LL.B, here in the UK.

    Here in the UK, we can call lottery pools ‘syndicates’. For a long time (about the first 5 years of the existence of the now 11-year old Lottery), the organiser of the Lottery in the UK, Camelot Group used the word ‘group’ and the term ‘playing in a group’ to denote co-owned ticket situations.

    However, the vernacular which people liked was ‘syndicate’, and so the lottery organiser eventually began to use this word in its marketing literature, and on its website. The word ‘syndicate’ here in the UK has far more benign connotation, in the same way that ‘syndicate columnist’ is a benign term in US journalism.

    The following is a piece which I wrote recently for the UK media in the run up to the European record for a lotto jackpot, £102m (about $189m), which is tax-free, unlike the USA.

    Lawyer tells Syndicates to get it in writing as jackpot hits record £100m

    Lawyer Nigel Adams has launched a new book about lottery syndicates – ‘Your Lottery Syndicate Book’ (358 pages, £6.99, Trade Distributor: Gazelle Book Services) – in October 2005. In the book, he says that lottery syndicates – in light of recent cases in the UK and Ireland– should have a written agreement from the start, to avoid confusion and ambiguity over ownership of lottery tickets. The book also hopes to disabuse people of the idea that they can ‘win’ a jackpot share of a foreign lottery from some dubious lottery ‘agency’ based abroad, by listing the world-rankings of real foreign lotteries.

    “The jackpot for EuroMillions rolled over ten times coming up to the Friday 27 January 2006 draw. That’s a European lotto record jackpot of near-£100m up-for-grabs on that day, exceeding Dolores McNamara’s July 2005 win. Also, there’s the prospect multi-millions Lotto & Lotto Extra jackpots in that week, as usual. If people want to set up a ‘pool’ or syndicate for contributing for chances together, they should get it in writing”, says Adams. The book includes a Syndicate Agreement ‘kit’ which players can use to set up their own syndicate.

    There are still court cases pending in Ireland, the UK and USA, over disputed lottery tickets. The East Street Market case was seemingly resolved on 25 Nov. 2005, when Albert East was judged to be the rightful winner of £7m, with Tony & Kay Tomkins facing having to pay the £86,000 legal fees of the winner’s son, Mark East. There’s a dispute, too, in Thetford, Norfolk, over a £105,000 ticket. Also, Dora Leal narrowly avoided a jail sentence on 9 Jan 2006, after being convicted in criminal court of stealing a $175,000-win lottery ticket in Chicago. The Illinois Lottery paid-out to the rightful owners on a photocopy: The real ticket has never been recovered. In addition, there’s the current Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, syndicate feuding over yet another $175,000-win Mega Millions ticket.

    The new book uses illustrative stories to describe what can go wrong in some lottery syndicates when there’s nothing in writing, and, crucially, no photocopies of the tickets possessed by the claimants. “Virtually all co-owned lottery tickets are what are known as ‘Chose in Action’ contracts. This means that, unlike a ‘Chose in Possession’ – which is a ‘thing’ or substantive ‘object’ – a lottery ticket is like a ‘receipt’ which may become valuable at a future date. This receipt is held by one person, but other persons who are ‘beneficially entitled’ may, as a last resort, take ‘action’ in a county court/High Court to assert their right to a share of the winnings”, says Adams. “The holder of the ticket/receipt is a ‘fiduciary’ or ‘trustee’ acting on behalf of the other co-owners.” Adams is keen to stress that the majority of syndicate situations – even the oral pacts – have a happy, trouble-free outcome. “Some £91m is spent on National Lottery products every week in the UK. About £18m of that figure goes on co-owned tickets. The UK National Lottery announced in early November 2005 substantial new sales-growth figures. It is because of this, that myself and my co-author wanted to apprise people of their legal rights and responsibilities”, Adams explains.

    He continues: “In Ireland in March 2005, there was a platonic couple planning to go to court to contest the ownership of a 300,000 Euros Lotto ticket. You’d think that the pair would have heeded the warnings of a Dublin court’s decision in an unrelated case in early December 2004. Four men lost, but are appealing, a case over a £1.2mIR lotto win from 4 years earlier, involving another man. The Appeal will now be heard by no less than the Irish Supreme Court, sometime in 2006, it’s thought. The massive publicity over this case in December 2004 bewilderingly provided no motivation for the later couple to get their agreement in writing.”

    Nigel expands: “In early September 2005, a Canadian judge was going through the formalities of organising a trial date over a $14m (Canadian) lottery ticket in the British Columbia Lottery. A total of 13 people and four sets of lawyers will try to decide how the huge win will be split. 9 workers in the A & W restaurant in Mission, B.C., say they’re the only rightful owners of the fortune, but two other pairs of claimants and one frustrated Lottery Company are party to the dispute, too. Families can get caught-out too; there’s a $1.1m prize being contested by a man who says his son, in Massachusetts, has taken his ticket in November 2005. Meanwhile, on the opposite US coast, Jonathan de la Cruz has just filed a lawsuit to get a share of the recent $315m Mega Millions jackpot won in late 2005 by a single ticket. He says he’s due one-eighth of that bonanza: his California co-workers say differently.

    Adams, whose work as a conveyancing solicitor takes him all over the UK, says that in the UK, Camelot has a Syndicate Manager software package that’s free, and can help people to set up their own. He elaborates: “It is a little unwieldy, and you’ve to spend a bit of time with it, but it is a solution. There are hints on what to write in the ‘special arrangements’ section. Certain syndicates can have rules that are unique. So, in that way, it is versatile. But, be careful, as some employers might not allow you to put such an internet-oriented package on your workplace systems.”

    The book aims, also, to put-to-rest the confusion in peoples’ minds over their chances of winning a foreign lottery for which they’ve not bought a ticket. “With some regularity now, newspapers’ personal finance letters pages have queries from people who’ve received a glossy mailing telling them they’ve won a jackpot-share of a foreign lottery. ‘Your Lottery Syndicate Book’ lists the names and contact details and world-rankings of the reputable Lotteries which really exist. If anyone has any doubt over a mailing they receive – and they shouldn’t be in any doubt that it’s fraudulent – they can contact one of the elite Lotteries of the mailing’s nation-of-origin listed in the book, to put their mind at rest. On 6 December 2005, BBC1 ‘Watchdog’ consumer affairs program did a major feature on indefatigable Spain-based fraudsters who are still targeting people the length and breadth of the UK. The program showed that, despite the huge raids on Malaga-based Nigerian ‘lottery’-mailings crooks in late July 2005, there are thousands of credulous people in the British Isles still sending ‘administration fees’ to confidence tricksters in Spain for non-existent winnings. Also, there are thousands of legally non-eligible people who are sending money abroad for ‘shares’ in Spanish and Canadian Lotteries for tickets they’ll never actually see, let alone possess,” says Adams. He concludes: “Yahoo and Google have vowed to upgrade their spam filters to weed-out fake lottery scams and emails from reaching peoples’ computers. So, there will be an increase in disguised glossy mailings like this through the postal systems.”

    Nigel Adams’s Top Ten Tips for a smooth-running lottery syndicate/pool:

    1. Appoint a bank-account holding leader and deputy leader who’ll buy the tickets on time.
    2. Allow all members to contribute number-sequences to be played for named game(s).
    3. Set a day/date for members dues-money to be given to Leader, in advance.
    4. Keep a simple written record of members’ contributions.
    5. When deleting members, you should ideally set up a fresh agreement. New members may be ADDED to agreement(s), without need to set up fresh agreement.
    6. Pick members who’ll pay their dues on time.
    7. Get members to sign the agreement, and write, at least, their mobile/home-phone details.
    8. Provide all members with a copy of the rules and membership list.
    9. Give each member a photocopy of the current tickets, or at very least, permit them to take a never-to-be-edited photo of the current tickets, with mobile phone, etc.
    10. Keep original ‘master’ agreement, and real current tickets in a safe place.

    Karl Jennings 1/26/2006 8:34 am
  • What if your workplace had a work lottery group, and someone in the group became not trustworth, becuase they did not produce copies of group lottery tickets when they were in charge of the lottery ticket, and then, won $1,000.00 from supposedly thier own lottery ticket…which was questionable.
    Then the workplace decided not to have a workplace lottery anymore. Recently I found one of my fellow coworker photocopying lottery tickets for other coworkers in the office. It turns out I am excluded from participating from the work lottery, yet I had nothing to do with the above-mentioned scandal and don’t even communicate with this person.
    I confronted the coworker about the lottery tickes expressing that I would love to contribute to the group lottery. They then denied a group lottery and then after stated to them that I would be very upset if they won and they all retired (including my boss, which would leave mme looking for a new job, hey..it could happen) Then they stated “don’t worry, we will be sure to give you something..” What should I do?

    Sarah 4/25/2006 4:42 pm
  • Sarah,

    Looks like you’re being frozen out. This a pity: don’t your co-workers know that your dollar could be decisive in winning the jackpot?

    Over here in London, there is a lady suing her bosses at, I believe, an investment bank, because the bosses allowed a culture of bullying to exist. The woman, a high-earner, was victimised by a clique of four other females in the office, systematically, repeatedly and deliberately for many, many months. This led to the victim breaking down and needing medical help.

    Hence, her fight for justice through an court/employment tribunal.

    The employer-company is a defendant in the $1.3m suit, because the managers knew of the cabal’s humiliation of the victim-claimant.

    It looks like a group of people in your office have decided not to include you in the office lottery pool. You may just have to live with that. But if the treatment from this group toward you developes into intimidation, then you can make a claim for workplace bullying against your employer.

    You can be sure that they’re not going to hand over any of the winnings to you if they win big.

    Hey, why not try to start your own lotto-pool at work?!!

    Karl Jennings 4/27/2006 10:35 am
  • Karl,

    Thank you for your insightful advice.

    The sad part about my situation is that I work for a very reputable law firm in Ontario, Canada.

    I am the newest member of the office, I have only been at the firm for 2 yrs. and all the other ladies have been working there from a range of 16 – 35 years. They have alot of seniority on me. I get a strange feeling that they believe that I have not earned a spot in their lotto pool, as they have worked for so many years, as I have just begun.

    Also as I mentioned before, the “untrustworthy individual is not in the pool, I believe that if the group won, and that individual found out, they would prove that the lotto was not a group lotto by simply stating that I am not in the group lotto and screwing her out of the deal, using me as a pawn.

    It is sad how sneaky and greedy people can be these days.

    On a better note, I have decided to play the lotto on my own, as I do not believe that they would share a penny of their winnings.

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    Regards, Sarah 🙂

    Sarah 5/5/2006 5:58 pm
  • Sarah,

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, indeed, it may be wise to play the lotto on your own for the time being.

    As it happens, there is a very big lotto-pool dispute in progress in Mission, BC, Canada. About 14 restaurant workers are disputing a huge win of about $14m CAN. This may drag on for years. It only started in Sept. 2005. Also, there’s a dispute in California over a $315m win, involving 9 staff at the Kaiser Permanente Finance firm. That is by far the biggest jackpot under formal legal dispute in history.

    Some lotto win disputes have lasted nine-years-plus. One here in the UK was only resolved after 8 years. Lotto pool win conflicts are, thankfully, pretty rare really. I know you would think it from reading my book, which has some 172 lotto dispute stories in it, but for the most part people are quite honorable, even when nothing’s written down.

    The key thing about jointly owned lottery tickets, is that the upper-right corner of the front of the tickets needs to have the lotto-pool’s name written there. This helps people to understand that they’re jointly owned tickets, and not singly-owned one-person tickets…or, indeed, a separate pool/club’s tickets.

    If you work in a law firm, then, from an academic point of view, you may be interested to know that jointly owned gambling chances, such as lottery tickets, are known as ‘Chose In Action’ contract situations. Google it, and it will tell you a bit more.

    Are you a lawyer yourself? Or paralegal? I may do a Canadian version of my book at some point, and will need a Canadian lawyer to run the ‘rule’ over myself and my co-author’s book (ISBN 0952529521)!

    Regards, Karl Jennings.

    Karl Jennings 5/10/2006 9:32 am
  • Sarah – I think you may be reading way to much into the situation. The group is not required to include you. I would suggest that they have been “buying tickets together” for some time and prefer to keep it that way. Maybe they have enough people – splitting 2 million between 20 people kills the thrill. Superstition may even be a factor (their numbers may be lucky). A bad experience in the past could also be the reason, as you suggest. Your attitude will not enhance your position as the new person. Drop it. Next friday bring donuts for coffee break and start making friends. Start your own group away from work. The canadian lottery website has the forms and instructions for recording group ticket agreements. Hey the next 6/49 is 14MIL !! Good Luck!

    Linda 7/17/2006 11:30 am
  • Dear Sir, I am in a ‘quandry’,I am age 69, and recently received an e-mail from The Camelot Group U.K.announcing I am a MAIL ACCOUNT winner of a lump sum credited to No.Ref.UKL/74-AO802742006. This is from a total prize money of (5) international winners in this category. I have also heard from “Fiducairy Office” My winning cheque and all my datas to, Parcelflight Couriers Service.96 Manchester Rd. Walkden.ManchesterM28 3Fu, along with,(and none of this I understand)1.winning certificate from UK national lottery promotions. 2.clear source of funds certificates(C.S.F.C.) 3.certificates of origin of funds(C.O.F.) 4. affidavit of claim. I presume I am expected to sign these which I am worried about as I do not understand what they are. Please could you help me? Sincerely, Margaret E. Langridge (mrs)

    Margaret Langridge 5/21/2007 7:08 am
  • Hi Margaret,

    To me this sounds like a typical attempt to either take your personal information or money. I made a post about something that sounds similar in regards to fake online lotteries. Feel free to post again or you can use the contact form if you need further assistance.

    Alan Yu 5/21/2007 3:16 pm
  • Hello there. I come from Indonesia. My problem is same with Margaret. I still confuse, this online lotteries is true or not. Anybody can explain to me??.

    Today i receive email from “Fiducairy Office” just like Margaret says.

    Please help me, I want to know about this information. Thanks

    Aldwin 7/4/2007 9:23 pm
  • Dear Margaret and Aldwin,

    They’re total scams, and you should put them in the circular file on the floor, if you received these ‘notifications’ by mail, and just delete them if you received them via email.

    Virtually no territory’s lottery (national, international-bloc, provincial) markets outside of that territory. If you have not bought a ticket, then you’re not entered anywhere.

    The fraudsters who have contacted you are phishing for your bank account details. Do not give these out.

    Even though most national lotteries of the world have online presences, and websites, it does not mean that their products are accessible by other people of other nationalities outside of the jurisdiction of the respective domiciliary nation. So, even though Camelot and Francais des Jeux are partners in Euromillions – along with seven other nations – it does not mean that French people can buy UK ‘Thunderball’ tickets from Paris…or even subscribe over the internet. A Parisian would have to visit the UK, as a tourist, to buy a Thunderball ticket, physically in the UK.

    Now, it is said that the ONLAE lottery of Spain, which is the biggest lottery company in that country, has a facility which permits a certain amount of the Christmas ‘Navidad’ super-lottery (‘El Gordo’ – ‘the Fat One’, as it is known by other nicknames) to be sold outside of Spain. But, in truth, I don’t know a great deal about this; the legality of it, or how it works in practice. It is illegal to send, from most countries to other countries, lottery tickets in the regular mail. So, it may be that there is some agency of the ONLAE lottery company which will ‘retain’ or look after, lottery tickets bought by a non-national, non-domiciled person.

    Best to ignore any ‘fiduciary notifications’ that arrive in your in-box, and in your mail box. They’re scams, big time. Don’t subscribe to them, don’t give any personal information to them, and don’t permit elderly relatives to do such, either.

    K Jennings 8/13/2007 8:50 am
  • We have a lottery pool where I work, where all who participate contribute at least $2 a week. For the most part the contributors are the same people each week. There is a written list of who contributed and how much. Other than that there is no formal written or verbal agreement I know of.
    The question here is if someone contributes above that $2 amount, would they be entitled to a larger percentage of the winnings? Has there been any cases like this that have set precedent?

    Danny G 8/23/2007 6:18 am
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    DAVOUD YOUSEFI 2/3/2008 8:59 am
  • Thank you for all information !
    I recieved winning one million pounds sterling. I made all step as they ask. But finally I search for information then I found that all lottery is fake. So Now, I decide to not pay any Delivery and Insurance Charges Fee of ฃ450.55 Pounds Sterling. Otherwise I will be as many people. Everybody can read all below case study. It is my contaction between I and them.

    Attention:Mr.Wongvaris Chompoobut,

    This is to inform you that you have been fully verified that your are the rightful owner of the winning deposited with us. Hence, your winnings have been certified and issued in form of a cheque payable in any bank in the world and has been packaged to be delivered to your address after notarization and insurance.

    You made us to understand that you have chosen the FedEx Delivery Channel, therefore, you are advice to send to our account officer the Delivery and Insurance Charges Fee of ฃ450.55 Pounds Sterling immediately to enable us deliver your winning package to your residence/home country within 24 Hours from verification of payment. The Delivery time will include weekends.

    We therefore advice that you make handling/delivery fees available to our account/billing department to enable us proceed with shipments of winning package to your designated address provided to this office within 24 Hours including weekends.

    You are to send the payment through Western Union Money Transfer to the name and address below for swift accessing and hence our account/billing officer can issue your payment invoice needed to effect shipment to you:

    NAME: MRS ALEXANDER ADAMS,
    ADDRESS: 106 NEWEARTH RD. WALKDEN MANCHESTER M28 7US, UK.

    Please endeavour to scan and send the Payment Slip to us, as soon as the transfer is made to enable us commence the delivery of your winning parcel to your designated address provided to this office, immediately payment has been confirmed by our Account Officer.

    NOTE:The Delivery Charges cannot be Deducted from your winnings, and also the Delivery charges are to be Paid by you.This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the National Gambling Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds and win Situaitions.

    Best regards as we await to hear from you soonest.

    Mr. Mark Donald
    Customers Service,
    Parcelflight Courier Services

    …………………………………………………………………………..
    This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and may be legally privileged and are solely for the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please delete this message and any attachment files, or contact Parcel Flightcourier Services. All business is transacted under our Standard Trading Terms and Conditions a copy of which is available upon request . E .& .O. E . All liability for viruses is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    Watcharin Chompoobut wrote:
    Dear Mr. Mark Donald
    Customers Service,
    Parcelflight Courier Services
    I choose FedEx option below :
    FEDEX

    Mailing: ฃ150.00
    Insurance: ฃ200.00
    Vat: ฃ100.55
    TOTAL: ฃ450.55

    I have sent my scanned passport to identify me.
    Notify that : I changed my name in middle of last year from Mr.Watcharin Chompoobut to be Mr.Wongvaris Chompoobut as the identification papers (in Thai).

    Thank you.

    Parcelflight Courier Services wrote:

    Attention: Mr.Wongvaris Chompoobut,

    You are welcome to the PARCEL FLIGHT COURIER SERVICES an affiliate of the UK ONLINE NATIONAL LOTTERY We are pleased to be at your service. Parcel Flight Courier is Regulated and Stipulated by the Finacial Service Authority(FSA).,the finacial institutions that Govern all Finacial activities in the United Kingdom.

    This office has been Notified by the UK ONLINE NATIONAL LOTTERY of the amount won by you with their National lottery .This means that you have been officially cleared for payment by the Verifications Department at the headquarters of the UK ONLINE NATIONAL LOTTERY and your order number is PHF075243.

    The original copy of your winning certificate, together with a covering document (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit for Claims) from the British government stating that the money was obtained legally through the UK ONLINE NATIONAL LOTTERY
    will be sent to you as soon as you meet with any of the option selected.

    You can now begin the final step of the claims process, which is the couriering of your won prize to you. With regards to this, there are three options open to you, you are required to select the most convenient of the three below.

    Courier of your winning cheque to you via any of this channel listed below:

    DHL

    Mailing: ฃ120.00
    Insurance: ฃ250.00
    Vat: ฃ150.55
    TOTAL: ฃ520.55
    UPS

    Mailing: ฃ70.00
    Insurance: ฃ230.00
    Vat: ฃ130.00
    TOTAL: ฃ430.00

    FEDEX

    Mailing: ฃ150.00
    Insurance: ฃ200.00
    Vat: ฃ100.55
    TOTAL: ฃ450.55

    Very Important Notice:The Delivery Charges cannot be Deducted from your winnings, and also the Delivery charges are to be Paid by you.This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the National Gambling Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3RD July 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds and win Situaitions.

    Please respond to this email by making a selection from the three options above. Also attach a scanned copy of either your driver’s licence, international passport (photo page) or any other legally identifying document.

    Send your response to indicate your option within the next 24hrs, so that delivery of your winnings cheque to your residence can be effected immediately without delay.

    Have a wonderful day and we are glad to be of service to you.

    Mr. Mark Donald
    Customers Service,
    Parcelflight Courier Services

    …………………………………………………………………………..
    This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and may be legally privileged and are solely for the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error please delete this message and any attachment files, or contact Parcel Flightcourier Services. All business is transacted under our Standard Trading Terms and Conditions a copy of which is available upon request . E .& .O. E . All liability for viruses is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law

    Watcharin Chompoobut wrote:
    Dear Mr. Mark Donald
    Telephone:+44 70319 54027
    Fax:+44 70757 00318
    E-mail: courierservices.parcelflight@yahoo.co.uk
    The details below to officially identify me:

    1) Winner’s Full Names: Mr.Wongvaris Chompoobut

    2) Present Full Address: HES/TPIPL, Post box no.48,Tapradoo post office Station, T.Tapradoo, A.Muang Rayong, Rayong Province, Thailand, 66/21000 (999 M.5, T.Chuengnern , A.Muang, Rayong Province, Zip code 21000).

    3) Telephone Number:+66 89 1353561
    4) Raffle Draw Winning Email: photocom2004@yahoo.com
    5) Amount Won:One Million Pounds Sterling
    6) Winning Reference Number: UK/786543X4/28
    7) Winning Batch Number: 034/099/YX46
    8) Winning Transfer Identification code: ELPC/MWT/0143
    9) Winning Certificate Number: UK/9876125

    Yours Truly,
    Wongvaris Chompoobut

    wongvaris 2/26/2008 8:17 am
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    Baz 7/21/2008 6:32 am
  • I started working for a company & they had a lottery pool for the salary employees only. We just won $10,000 and that pool has dissolved, we where 1 number away from winning 95 million dollars. Well I wanted to pick it back up, by starting a sydicate with rules and regulations so everyone paying their dollar would understand what would happen if we where to ever get that close again. Since I am in America is there anything I should know about starting this pool, that applies to the laws in the USA? I have read everything on the UK pools etc. I am in Tennesse, but I play Tennesse & Georgia lottery

    Millicent 8/26/2008 11:29 am
  • I need some help!
    A lottery syndicate at work (UK), has recently won (i am not in it by the way), but there seems to be a dispute as to whether on of the 17 members is entitled to their share.
    There is no formal syndictae agreement in place and the member being disputed has left the company some 18 months ago, but has continued to pay his stakes up until 6 weeks ago. some of the other 16 members say he is not entitled to a share as he is in arrears with his stake payment!
    Can someone let me know if they should pay him or not?

    Thanks

    Jackie 9/18/2008 4:54 am
  • Having operated a workplace lottery pool in the US for almost 20 years I believe that I have taken all reasonable precautions against a former, “occasional,”
    or otherwise inactive player from making a fraudulent claim to any potential prize money. While my workplace environment does not allow me to prepare written receipts and/or secure signatures on written contracts, I believe that I have found a fool-proof way around that. Basically with my system each player is given a partial serial number/control number which is printed on each lottery ticket and if they ever need to claim a large prize that number will act as their receipt. If they cannot produce the correct number then they obviously are not entitled to a portion of the prize.

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