We stopped for fuel at a big truck stop on I-65. One of
the fellows said, "the Powerball jackpot is big, Im buying tickets,
anybody want one?"
Someone else chimed in, "lets
kick in five bucks each, buy a bunch of tickets and pool then together".
Little did we realize what that innocent little statement
would start. We each chipped in and we bought a bunch of
Timed passed. Most of us regularly played golf together.
When the weather was bad we played cards. Now we bought tickets
for our little lottery pool.
Friends joined the group. Some traveled on business. Many lived
in other cities. They all started adding tickets from different
states to the pool. A flight attendant treated us with tickets
from the British National Lottery. Her girl friends got involved and started picking
up tickets on their trips. It got crazy.
The pot had grown. Our "little" lotto pool wasn't little anymore.
Now we had stacks of tickets.
We had to find a way to keep everyone informed.
E-Mail was the first choice. What a management nightmare that was. Luckily, one of the
original members of the group had a website, so it wasn't very long before we had a website of our,
On 12/11/2002 we opened the
WorldsGreatestLotteryPool.com to the public
and things have been crazy ever since.
Then someone asked if they could put a link to their site from our website. And
before long someone else wanted to put an ad on our site for an opportunity they were promoting.
Others got wind of our little website and traffic started growing. So, to cover costs
we started allowing company's to "sponsor" some of our lottery pools.
Now we offer five public "lotto pools" that you may join. You get to take a
shot at becoming fabulously wealthy and someone else pays the bill. What could be easier?