Playing the Lottery with Co-Workers? Set Some Rules
The Powerball jackpot has hit $1.5 billion and employees at various workplaces are contributing to office lottery pools. Employees should create a written document listing everyone who is in the pool and how the winnings will be divided among them.
Labor and Employment attorney Phillip Schreiber says that office lottery pools are not considered illegal gambling because the lottery is legal, but employers can establish policies about employees spending work time putting together lottery pools.