RFD LOTTO POOL! The biggest lotto pool in the 6ix that almost won the jackpot! V.119 subscription pool
Please be aware of whether it is a single draw, or multiple draw group play. It will be specified in the post.
Picture of ticket when we almost won the jackpot!
Another close call we had for the draw on June 1st, 2018... just 2 numbers short of a $60,000,000 jackpot!
Back in 2006 I organized the FIRST EVER lottery pool on RFD. It started out as a thread on off-topic. At the time it was a very grass roots and community oriented group. It brought together the many people of RFD to have FUN playing lottery as a group. We talked about our hopes and dreams and all that lottery fantasy we have. I never thought it to get so big... so I originally capped it at 30 people @ $2 each per share (this was how much 649 cost before!). I remember actually meeting many RFD'ers on Ryerson campus when I was a student. From there... It grew.
They got pretty popular and I remember occasions we'd pool together as much as a $1000+ for larger more popular draws. The record braking $55,000,000 (649) jackpot inspired me to bring it back. Flash forward to today... The biggest pool we've had was Version 98 that collected a total of $4625!
We've had many close calls where we come close to winning the jackpot. ON several occasions we've gotten 5/7 on lotto max only being 2 numbers short from the grand prize jackpot of $60,000,000! ON another occasion we got 6/7 on a max million draw, just 1 number shy of the grand maxi million prize.
F.A.Q. Frequently Asked Questions
How it works?
-Each participant purchases shares towards the pool.
for example... Version 2.0 is selling shares for $2.00 each.
In this example lets say Version 2.0 sells 100 shares
Version 2.0 ends up winning $10,000,000 (yay lucky us
10,000,000 / 100 = 100,000
Therefore for each share you purchase you are entitled to $100,000
If you purchase 1 share thats $100,000
If you purchase 2 shares thats $200,000
And so forth...
You must be 18 & over to participate.
Agreeing to join this pool means that you swear that you confirm that you are of legal playing age in Canada. If you are under the age of 18 you can not claim any possible winnings. Your winnings will be forfeited to the rest of the group players if you are under 18.
How to participate?
All rules are created with fairness and accountability in mind. Your privacy and information will be protected and stored electronically accessible only by myself via my unique password.
I now use a blog system to organize and administer my lotto pool! http://uplottopool.blogspot.ca
I organize my pools by labelling each one a "Version Number". E.g. Version 1, Version 2 etc... The higher the number the newer the pool.
Each pool will have their own blog post specifying the rules, cost, and deadlines.
This thread will also have a list of links that will direct you to more information. However you can also get a list of pools on the blog.
On the side of the blog there will be a list of "labels". You can click the "label" that most relates to what you're looking for. e.g. If you're looking for updates on Version 25... Click "Version 25". All post relating to that pool will be shown.
*** Note : All participants will receive a confirmation email from myself confirming that you are a participant in this lottery pool.
What is this new "subscription" pool you are running?
LOTTO MAX allows you to purchase up to 52 draws in advance!
LOTTOMAX has 1 draw per week (friday). Therefore $30.-- can purchase 6 draws (6 weeks)
For example Version 99 "Subscription" pool is valid for 6 draws starting on June 29th, 2018.
Therefore it is valid for
The shares cost for the subscription pool would be the cost of 1 play * 6 weeks = $30
What happens if we win the jackpot?!?! =D
I will contact all participants of the winning version # via telephone or email. I know people like to use fake emails for stuff like this. But please submit an email you actually can be contacted from! Thanks.
From there we can organize a date where we can meet up to claim the prize at the OLG office in Toronto, Ontario. Of course... I would have to verify I.D. to ensure it matches the person who participated.
What happens if we win something minor? e.g. $50???
Any minor winnings will be put towards a future draw. That future draw will be either 6/49 or Lottomax. Which ever is bigger or more attractive. In my system I call these "carry over".
These carry overs are only valid towards the version # it came from.
For example Version 1 wins $10. That $10 is used to buy more 649 tickets. Those tickets belong solely to the participants in Version 1.
If a new player decides to join Version 2, any winnings in version 1 cannot be claimed by the new participant.
How many 'plays' are in this pool?
That depends on how many shares are sold!
For example... Lets say its 649 which is $2.00
If 100 shares are sold thats $200, which can purchase 100 plays.
How is everything being tracked?
When the money is pooled and the tickets are bought... They will be scanned and posted in this thread before the time OLG stops selling tickets @ 9:00PM.
The tickets will be signed "URBANPOET LOTTO POOL V.7 TT IN TRUST". It will be signed with the corresponding version number.
A list of all participants will be posted on this thread.
Wait a minute... How do I know you won't run off with millions of dollars!?! ....
The system in which I've created leaves a paper trail of correspondence confirming our agreement to participate in the lottery pool.
The OLG investigates all winners who are part of a lottery pool. All the correspondence above is proof of your participation.
The tickets will be signed "UrbanPoet's RFD Lotto pool resurrection! V.1" thus the ownership of the ticket belongs to the participants of the pool and not myself. Photographs of the signed tickets will be scanned and posted in this thread.
Lastly and most importantly... When the all money is gathered and I stopped accepting submissions I will send a PDF letter/confirmation. The details on this letter include the names of all participants, the game it is valid for, and also my name/contact/autograph signature.
How do I know you won't run off with my money?!?!
If I were to do something that douchey... It won't be that hard to track me down. $10 even $10000 isn't worth the embarrassment, criminal record, and morality. Stealing is wrong. Plus if I were to ever do something like that... I bet some angry people on the internet will track me down and plaster my photos all over the internet before calling the cops to arrest me. lol
Oh No! I missed your lotto pool and its closed... Can I join?
No, you must wait until a new active pool opens up. It wouldn't be fair to join mid way in the group play as you can ride on the winnings paid for by people who signed up on time.
Plus its to insure accountability and fairness. I think it would seem pretty shady to slip people in after the deadline, or while the pool is happening.
To avoid this, you can submit your email to me. I send out an email notification anytime there is a new lottery pool.
You must be 18 or over to play in this pool. You must 18 at the time of participation.
Please play responsibly! Play within your limits.
Warning signs that lottery play is a problem:
-Spending more time or money than you planned or can afford
-Borrowing money to gamble
-Gambling with money meant for other responsibilities (such as food, rent, etc.)
-Neglecting important responsibilities such as work or family to gamble
-Lying about, or covering up, how much you spend or lose
-Chasing your losses to try to win your money back
-Arguments with friends and family, especially about money issues
-Owing money due to gambling
If any of these warning signs apply to you, or you have any questions - help is available by calling:
The Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline 1-888-230-3505.
Source : http://www.olg.ca/lotteries/guide/responsible_play.jsp