lottery pool

  1. With the excitement around the mega millions, a couple of co workers and i thought about starting a lottery pool. We couldn't find any policies saying it's not allowed. We are going to write up an agreement start something sometime this week.

    Do any of your facilities have lottery pools?
    Have you seen policies against them?
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    About remotefuse, BSN, RN

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  3. by   Delia37
    As of now, I am (roughly) in 8 different departments lottery pools...including one with my manager, LOL.
    Honestly, I have never seem a hospital policy addressing this, but then again...I don't think anyone had ever bothered to look for one ; )
  4. by   ICU-BSN
    Wellllll, IF I win the lottery....do I give a damn about hospital policy regarding playing the lottery?? I mean, I am fairly certain they will never see me again after that kind of win.

    And if I don't win, pretty sure the facility has bigger issues to worry about than whether or not we all played the lottery.

    In all seriousness, I have never heard of any kind of policy against it. But like Delia, I have never bothered to look for one.
  5. by   Davey Do
    Quote from remotefuse
    a couple of co workers and i thought about starting a lottery pool. We couldn't find any policies saying it's not allowed.

    Have you seen policies against them?
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  6. by   Rose_Queen
    The admin office of my department is lottery pool headquarters. Pretty sure the rest of the staff could get away with it if they wanted to.
  7. by   Daisy Joyce
    A few years ago there was a case where a bunch of employees always bought a group lottery ticket, then one week one of the regular guys got left out for some reason (he was out sick, or at a different job site or something).
    Naturally , that was the week the group won a big payout.
    They didn't share with him.
    Then he filed a lawsuit.
    Unfortunately, I never heard what happened to the case.

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