The Powerball jackpot has grown to over 500-million dollars and tickets are selling at quit a clip! I have already played my numbers how about you?

One popular way to play is through an office pool, where one person in the office collects the money and buys the tickets for everyone. This has worked out for many offices, actually winning the jackpot and splitting the winnings. This can also be a problem.

Recently there have been story's in the news about people in office pools that win the jackpot but the person in control of the tickets say that the winning ticket they have was one that they bought on their own. This makes a mess of the office pool and creates big problems real fast! The last thing you want to do is end up in litigation, giving away most of the winnings to lawyers!

Some advice if you are going in on the office pool is to make photocopies of the group lottery tickets and distribute them to members before the drawing so there's clear proof which tickets belong to the group and which belong to individuals. Because this happens so often to office pools if you do a Google search of "Lotto Lawyers" there are a bunch across the country who specialize in such disputes!

There are the office pools that end well too, like the story of Bonnie Bullock, for example, was among the "Nukote 22," a group of 22 co-workers who won a $61.5 million Powerball jackpot in September 2007. Even after winning, she said, nobody quit at the Nukote International customer service center in Bardstown, Ky. "We were such a family," Bullock said. "We had worked together so long and knew each other so well."

I wish you good luck in the drawing tonight, but know that I am going to win, fingers crossed! By the way, according to research these are the numbers that come up most in the Powerball, 20, followed by 37, 2, 31 and 35, the number that comes up most for the Powerball is 42.