This week’s record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot is drawing a lot of new players, and many are buying in with co-workers.
But legal experts say buying tickets through an office pool can open the door to a lot of unhappiness, especially for winners.
Some previous winners have found themselves fighting over the money, rather than enjoying it. That’s why lawyers say it’s important to appoint a leader who’s in charge of the pool and responsible for buying the tickets.
They say the most important thing is to have a contract that spells out details including who’s playing and how you’ll take your winnings if you hit the jackpot. Everyone should sign the contract. Sample contracts are available online.
Story from Metro Source News