What Qualifies Me to Write About Running Group Lotteries?

I’ve acted as a lottery group captain on and off for over 33 years. I’ve run both weekly pools and one-time group plays when jackpots are high. Over the years I’ve had group plays win various amounts, with one group play getting 5 out of 6 numbers. I’ve also had numerous personal wins. Having run both large and small lottery groups, I’ve learned that the ideal group play is one that focuses on selling more shares rather than finding more people.The lottery group/pool/syndicate is a great way to get more tickets on the lottery without spending more of your own money. You will have to share the money you won with the others who contributed their money too. Often it happens when a lottery group wins big that other coworkers or friends hear the news and want a piece of the pie. Stories some claimants have made: “I would have bought in had I known about the lottery pool; I was in the group a few times before; I was on vacation; I was sick; I forgot to pay; I had the money but missed the lottery captain and was going to pay Monday morning” (after the Saturday night draw). They feel they have nothing to lose and only to gain if they file claims.
I had offered some tips for running lottery groups back in my first book that I self-published (through my company Virtual Edge Communications) in 2006:
21 Lucky Lottery Tips for Selecting, Playing, and Winning Lotteries. From Tip #12 on pages 25-26, I discussed the lottery group option as a way to “Gamble With Other People’s Money.”
And from Tip #2 on page 9 of that book, I talked about protecting yourself from being cheated, recommending the use of self-checker machines. At the time my first book was published, these machines were NOT in existence in my province.

I have been featured in newspapers, on radio, and on TV news because of numerous lottery wins, a $775,000 TAX FREE dream home package, and Lottery Charm® products on which I hold various trademarks.

Some of the media attention I have received:

Other media in both Canada and the United States

  • CJBK AM radio – London, Ontario
  • AM 980 – London, Ontario
  • CBC Radio more than a dozen times – Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver
  • WAKR – Akron, Ohio with Ron Horner
  • Canadian Newspapers in Exeter, St. Catharines, Milton, Your Village News (12+ times), The Wheatley Journal
  • American Newspapers: Akron Beacon, Daily Kent Stater, Record-Courier, The Miami Herald, Philadelphia Daily News, The (Columbia, S.C.) State, The (Monterey County, Calif.) Herald, Rubbercity.com, BGnews.com, timesleader.com, Macon.com, siliconvalley.com
  • Various websites: Canoe.ca, Walletpop.com / Dailyfinance.com, TheGlobeandmail.com (many more NOT listed)