Could Winning Mega Millions Lotto Land You In Court?
$540M estimated winnings in the March 30, 2012 drawing of Mega Millions! WOW! If you are part of an office lottery pool you may want to consider taking extra precautions just in case money ends up changing people you thought you knew.
Put something in writing at the very least that states who has paid into the pool, how much each person contributes and how the winnings are shared. Maybe even include a rule that states at least two people need to be present when purchasing the ticket and a copy of the ticket is provided to each pool contributor. Putting as much information in writing will protect each person in the pool and help to ensure each person receives their entitled share of the winnings. Having everyone sign and date it would be a good idea as well.
Not taking these simple steps could lead you to Court fighting to collect your share like the New Jersey Construction Workers. $77M Lottery Winner: It’s Mine, Not Yours.