BUY IN = $5 – We kicked around the idea of doing more money, but I think we should get as many people as possible. I included a vote option in the form below in step 2.

In the past some have put in more money, but let it be known, if we win, we will still all get an equal share! But we will all thank you greatly for the extra contribution, and I will let it be known who was nice enough to bump it up (if you so wish, or I can keep it anonymous).

DEADLINE: Today Wednesday November 28, 2012
2PM Pacific
3PM Mountain
4PM Central
5PM Eastern


We win $250,000, 50 people bought in, we split $250,000 – tax cut / 50, so we all get $X,000. We’ll have to look into the tax issue if the amount is of a concern, but we can worry about that later. I am thinking I take the tax cut, and say we’re an anonymous group of friends who won. I will then divide it up how you like … I can mail a check, cash, MO, etc. We have options, but like I said, let’s not worry about it until we win 🙂

or split it pretax and you collect yourself and pay your taxes. If I recall someone said that was an option.

STEP 1 :

send $5 to paypal address : ENDED

If you would like to send as gift card that is OK too – ENDED

STEP 2 :
Enter your email address here :

This way I can keep track of everyone two fold, and then send a quick email once I get the actual tickets and we can split up the data entry work as we did last time. I will also update this blog post.

If you want to chat, post in my forums, it is pretty empty right now and open to GUEST so you do not have to log in for the time being :,14983.0.html



Going to pick up the tickets nowl.

We got $410, 82 participants, IF we win, I will accurately see who paid and get a real number and namelist. Not everyone put their name on the email list.



Purchased $430 worth of tickets, we had a few stragglers come in at the last second. Email sent, if you did not get it, go ahead and post and I will re-email. We do not want to post the google document link as it is publicly allowed to edit by ANYONE, who knows who reads this blog :shifteyes:

UPDATE : 11:30pm

We only won $20 🙁


50 thoughts on “AT LOTTO POOL 2

  1. Reply amdhunter Nov 27,2012 10:48 pm

    w000t. In.

  2. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 27,2012 10:50 pm

    in like flynn! going to bed now, but will keep up in the morning with the status! So far 6 people in after my first email wave … spread the word! Anand is still debating whether or not we can post a thread on it.

  3. Reply RossMAN Nov 27,2012 10:52 pm

    $5 buy in although Powerball tickets are $2 each?

    Count me in for $5 or $10.

    Hopefully the Mods will let us put this URL in our sig, we’ll wait and see.

  4. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 27,2012 10:54 pm

    I shall pay in the extra buck if we need to break even to get a round number. IE if we have $455 I will put in another buck to get $456. I think I ran into this last time, but we ended with a round number so it was of no concern. Last years receipt :

  5. Reply Darron Nov 27,2012 11:12 pm

    I’m in. Cant wait to win. I already have the money spent! Hookers and tons of blow!

  6. Reply zinfamous Nov 28,2012 12:02 am

    amazon gift card sent, signed with my AT handle.

    You are a hero among peons, Vivi.

  7. Reply TxHokie @ATOT Nov 28,2012 5:05 am

    U da man. I’m in!!!

  8. Reply Corwin Nov 28,2012 7:31 am

    Awesome, got a feeling we’re gonna win BIG this time!

  9. Reply IndyColtsFan Nov 28,2012 8:12 am

    I can’t wait to count my winnings!

  10. Reply sunzt Nov 28,2012 8:22 am

    In for another round! If we win you will be god among men. If we lose you will still be cool! Thanks Vivi!!

  11. Reply joshsquall Nov 28,2012 9:00 am

    I’m in. Money sent.

  12. Reply Saint Nick Nov 28,2012 9:00 am

    sent you the dough!

  13. Reply Saint Nick Nov 28,2012 9:01 am

    Sent the dough

  14. Reply amdhunter Nov 28,2012 9:16 am

    Is there a thread on AT to follow? Is this known to more people?

  15. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 28,2012 9:18 am

    I PM’d a lot of people, as did Rossman, and a few others. So far we’re at about 42 people.

    Official word is Anand is not allowing us to POST about it persay, but we can talk about it on there kind of? Just no links, but you can PM them….so spread the word!

  16. Reply Krazy4Real Nov 28,2012 9:18 am

    Sent over my gift. I’ve got a feeling……

  17. Reply imported Nov 28,2012 10:30 am

    Sent mine as well 🙂

  18. Reply Baked Nov 28,2012 1:15 pm

    Money sent by Amazon GC!

  19. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 28,2012 1:49 pm

    I am surprised at the amount of Amazon gift cards, almost $55 worth so far, haha.

    We now have 67 participants too, as of 1:50 CST

  20. Reply sacraster Nov 28,2012 2:14 pm

    in as well. sending you the money vivi

  21. Reply Jedi Nov 28,2012 2:28 pm

    Yeah.. i’m in.
    pal pay fee is 9% now?!
    (5.45 charged)

    are you in NY or near that state? Buy $10, get $2 free.
    aka buy 5 powerball, get 1 free

  22. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 28,2012 2:35 pm

    I am in Minnesota actually.

    Send it as a gift, should be fee less.

  23. Reply MikeD Nov 28,2012 2:41 pm

    Didn’t realize this yesterday but…Powerball isn’t in CA yet I threw in money as a CA resident.

    Wouldn’t I be screwed if AT won any amount of money?

  24. Reply MikeD Nov 28,2012 2:42 pm


    PP changed policies, they no longer eat the fee and pass it onto the gifter.

  25. Reply hankysmoo Nov 28,2012 2:47 pm

    paypal sent!

  26. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 28,2012 3:58 pm

    dicks, so what is the point of gifting?

  27. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 28,2012 3:58 pm

    If that is the case, I could take it on your behalf and take the tax cut and give you the cash?

  28. Reply pantlegz Nov 28,2012 4:02 pm


    My gift didn’t have any fee’s associated with it.

  29. Reply aharami Nov 28,2012 4:24 pm

    vivi, can you confirm that paypal is passing on gift fees to you? I was under the impression that gifting has no fees

  30. Reply SnipemasterJ13 Nov 28,2012 4:28 pm

    In regards to PayPal I think I read on there if your account is tied to a bank account there will be no fees. If it’s a credit card, though, there will be 0.45 or something for fees on gifts.

  31. Reply sunzt Nov 28,2012 5:17 pm

    @VIVI, MikeD

    Paypal charges fees for cc gifts now.

  32. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 28,2012 5:45 pm

    If it is a non-cc transfer it does not pass any fees. AFAIK, I had not incurred any fees.

  33. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 28,2012 5:46 pm

    Then thanks for everyone who ate that, it will be good to know, and an FYI, Amazon GIFT was an option, which I assume does no fee’s as well?

  34. Reply LookBehindYou Nov 28,2012 5:49 pm

    Got in earlier this morning. I’m wearing my unwashed lucky thong. Go lotto!

  35. Reply MikeD Nov 28,2012 6:33 pm


    I have a paypal verfiied business account, and I sent $5 as a gift. PayPal charged ME the 45 cent gift and charged ViVi nothing. Looking at my invoice, it’s probably because PayPal automatically selected “bill me now” for this transfer.

    mount sent:
    -$5.00 USD
    Fee amount:
    -$0.45 USD
    Net amount:
    -$5.45 USD

    Not a big deal but just FYI.


    yes, I guess if the winning is > $100 collect on my behalf. And if you scam me, I’ll post mean things about you on the internet.

  36. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 28,2012 6:36 pm

    welp, that sucks! Did you use a CC, or a bank account?

  37. Reply MikeD Nov 28,2012 6:50 pm



    Also, if we win some super marginal amount (2 bucks a person or w/e.) I vote we throw it into Child’s Play 2012.

  38. Reply Vivi The Mage Nov 28,2012 6:51 pm

    Last time it was like $54, and I did something like that, I honestly can’t remember what though.

  39. Reply MikeD Nov 28,2012 6:55 pm

    Buncha AT’ers are matching donations so if we win $50 it’s something like $65 gain via childsplay.

  40. Reply RossMAN Nov 28,2012 10:17 pm

    @MikeD – I like your suggestion.

  41. Reply RossMAN Nov 28,2012 10:25 pm

    I demand an audit and/or recount 😉

    Count me in for round 3 – if there is one.

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