I listen to WGN radio most mornings. Today, the talk was about the Lottery. Now, I do not personally play the lottery, but my husband buys tickets when the amount gets pretty large. In fact, he stopped at the gas station on Sunday morning, and picked up $5 in tickets. Has he ever won? Not to my knowlege.
Some people are in what I refer to as "Lottery Pools". You know how that goes. A group of people all chip in and buy tickets, and if they get a winner, they all share in the winnings.
Now here was the scenario put forth by the WGN guy today. A regular group of people chip in to buy Lottery tickets on a regular basis. It so happens that one week, they hit the "Big One". The problem. Somebody, I'll call them "Mickey", forgot to put in their money. One of the other people put in Mickey's share, but Mickey never paid them back before the numbers were drawn.
So here is my question.
Is Mickey entitled to a share of the winnings?
I say No.
What do you say?