7OYS: Protecting yourself in office lottery pools

Seven On Your Side: Protecting yourself in office lottery pools. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (ABC7 photo)

Office lottery pool winners have ended up feuding with each other in court over winnings.

But some winners who hit the lottery jackpot end up broke.

Experts have provided suggestions for individuals and their coworkers if they buy a large amount of lotto tickets.

Here is a list of suggestions:

1) Assign a lottery leader to buy the tickets and monitor everyone participating in the office pool.

2) Office pool lottery participants should pay electronically via PayPal or Venmo so there's a record.

3) Photo copy the tickets back and front, so everyone has a copy.

4) Make sure all participants pay in advance before the drawing happens.

Seven On Your Side's Lisa Fletcher has more on this story in the above video.

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