My main concern, because I know we are going to hit the big one (:rolleyes:), is to prevent a Johnny-Come-Lately from trying to horn in on the windfall.
Here is what I envision so far:
The drawings are twice a week. I will divide the year up by quarters, providing a deadline for payment for each quarter. There are 13 weeks in a ‘round’, thus 26 drawings. Each player must pay me $26 by the deadline or they must sit out until the next round (and then, of course, pay me by the new deadline).
I will use the money collected to purchase the same set of easy pick numbers for the next 13 weeks (26 drawings), then post the numbers and the players.
My question: How do I prevent someone from telling the judge, “Hey, I was in! I paid my money! I want my share!”
Should I hand out signed receipts to each player when they pay? Should I print up a list of the players and have each sign next to their name (and retain the finalized list)?
What else can I do to solidify my position that he or she was never in this round, despite the claims to the contrary? Any other thoughts or ideas?