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Pick 4 lottery player wins $500,000

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Posted: April 18, 2006, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

pick 4 is the money game.just 10 bucks on a number can net you 50 grand....

4/18/2006

As a "Marylander"...and resident of Montgmery County,  I say Congrats to Him!!!!!!!!

I know where he purchased his tickets, as I know his area like the items in my Medicine Cabinet. What better news than to read that 'my neighbor' just won big$$$$$$$$. I am inspired. I travel and walk all over the Bel Pre Neighborhoods, and shop in those Malls and Stores, and I am very happy for him. It's great to see a fellow county resident win. Even if he had to migrate to MD from NY to do it..............

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    20 x 1 dollar tickets equals 100 grand, wonder if this story is a miss print he had to spend 100 bucks to win 500 grand

    I think it said he had 20 tickets. Here in WI, you can enter 5 possible plays on one ticket ($5.00 per ticket max). Therefore, he could have twenty tickets, with the same combo on them 100 times total. Cost, yeah; $100.00  But it comes out.

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      20 x 1 dollar tickets equals 100 grand, wonder if this story is a miss print he had to spend 100 bucks to win 500 grand

      I think it said he had 20 tickets. Here in WI, you can enter 5 pissible plays on one ticket ($5.00 per ticket max). Therefore, he could have twenty tickets, with the same combo on them 100 times total. Cost, yeah; $100.00  But it comes out.

      "Pissable"? That got through the word censor?

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        Posted: April 18, 2006, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

        It looks like he played $5.00 on each ticket and won $25,000.00 for each one, nice call.

         

        Should have asked for 100 $1 tickets. Then maybe there would not have been any withholdings.

        If it's similar to WI, a P4 straight for $1 gets you $5,000. And anything in the way of a prize that excedes $599 requires you to go to the Lottery Office to collect; no retailer will cash it.  Therefore, even one straight P4 ticket cannot escape having taxes deducted from it.

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          It looks like he played $5.00 on each ticket and won $25,000.00 for each one, nice call.

           

          Should have asked for 100 $1 tickets. Then maybe there would not have been any withholdings.

          If it's similar to WI, a P4 straight for $1 gets you $5,000. And anything in the way of a prize that excedes $599 requires you to go to the Lottery Office to collect; no retailer will cash it.  Therefore, even one straight P4 ticket cannot escape having taxes deducted from it.

          A win of exactly $5000 is NOT subject to federal withholding. A few states do withhold at $600.

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            Posted: April 18, 2006, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

            20 x 1 dollar tickets equals 100 grand, wonder if this story is a miss print he had to spend 100 bucks to win 500 grand

            I think it said he had 20 tickets. Here in WI, you can enter 5 pissible plays on one ticket ($5.00 per ticket max). Therefore, he could have twenty tickets, with the same combo on them 100 times total. Cost, yeah; $100.00  But it comes out.

            "Pissable"? That got through the word censor?

            Hey no fair ! You read it before I edited it ! THe darn "i" is right next to the "o" on the keyboard ! LOL

            It's okay now.....but I'm surprised no one has asked "What method did this guy use to pick that combination?".

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              Posted: April 18, 2006, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

              It looks like he played $5.00 on each ticket and won $25,000.00 for each one, nice call.

               

              Should have asked for 100 $1 tickets. Then maybe there would not have been any withholdings.

              If it's similar to WI, a P4 straight for $1 gets you $5,000. And anything in the way of a prize that excedes $599 requires you to go to the Lottery Office to collect; no retailer will cash it.  Therefore, even one straight P4 ticket cannot escape having taxes deducted from it.

              A win of exactly $5000 is NOT subject to federal withholding. A few states do withhold at $600.

              Well WI is one of those states. They withold 30% Fed and (I think 7% state) from anything over $599.00 according to their explanation.

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                Posted: April 18, 2006, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                I had asked what system he might have used. I am going to research that. Maybe he used tntea's VTRACs or based it on whatever came out the 2nd Sunday in Februrary in Kentucky. A bigger question is: does he usually spend $100/drawing? Or was he really sure about that number on that drawing? I'm assuming that was the only number he called in.

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                  Posted: April 18, 2006, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

                  pick 4 is the money game.just 10 bucks on a number can net you 50 grand....

                  You will get there LottoMike...

                  I speak it upon you.. and it too shall come to past...

                   

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                    Posted: April 18, 2006, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                    20 x 1 dollar tickets equals 100 grand, wonder if this story is a miss print he had to spend 100 bucks to win 500 grand

                    I think it said he had 20 tickets. Here in WI, you can enter 5 pissible plays on one ticket ($5.00 per ticket max). Therefore, he could have twenty tickets, with the same combo on them 100 times total. Cost, yeah; $100.00  But it comes out.

                    "Pissable"? That got through the word censor?

                    LOL .. wonder how many pissable $100 days he played....

                    That would be pi$$ing a lot of money away..

                    But his pay off is great....

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                      Posted: April 19, 2006, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                      There are some players that will play only one number for a large amount every drawing straight until it hits. Right now in Delaware someone is playing for the night draw only about $70 straight on 1947. Being a small state , they have a low cutoff of $350,000. Every night this number is cutoff, so I know that it is almost certainly one person that is doing it, though there are bound to be a few others that play that number also. This person just buys up all that he can around 5:30 every night. I assume that he must play a few dollars for the day draw to perhaps just get the money he's spending back in case it comes out during the day.  I don't care for straight 4 digit play myself  because of the taxes. I prefer to find a number to play boxed and play multiple tickets. I got lucky last week hitting 1195 for 6 one dollar boxed tickets for $2496 and two days later hitting 5859 for 4 one dollar boxed tickets for $1664.  No taxes to pay there.

                      HAPPY WEDNESDAY....4/19/2006

                      YOU ARE SAVVY...I wish I could analyze and compute mumerically as you do.  Then maybe I would play MM & Powerball among other gmes more often.  I love to watch others play, and get inspiration from them, but some of you are very serious players....

                      In my last job, I was a member of an office pool which was fun, because the SAVVY ONES like yourself handled everything, even the football pool.  I loved it.  All I had to do was shell out $5.00, and presto. done deal.  Sometimes we won some money, and believe me I get happy even wininng 20-25 dollars....really...I am one of those people, who prefers to let you 'Mathematicians' handle it all, and then I collect w/a big Hyper

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                        Idea......i'm going to try my hand at playing a couple numbers two or three times for a while.stay tuned.....

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                          Posted: April 20, 2006, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                          It looks like he played $5.00 on each ticket and won $25,000.00 for each one, nice call.

                           

                          Should have asked for 100 $1 tickets. Then maybe there would not have been any withholdings.

                          If it's similar to WI, a P4 straight for $1 gets you $5,000. And anything in the way of a prize that excedes $599 requires you to go to the Lottery Office to collect; no retailer will cash it.  Therefore, even one straight P4 ticket cannot escape having taxes deducted from it.

                          A win of exactly $5000 is NOT subject to federal withholding. A few states do withhold at $600.

                          We've had this discussion before, but for you "newbies", I'll reiterate:

                          Winnings of $600-$5000 ARE NOT subject to withholding when you go to claim your prize, however, some states still do it. If you win $5000 on a single ticket, you should be asked whether or not you want taxes taken out, as you have that option. The same applies for anything over $600. They should ask you whether or not you want taxes taken out - they SHOULD NOT do it automatically. If you have 20 tickets at $5/piece winning $25,000 each, then since all plays on that ticket are combined into a "single play", the ENTIRE PRIZE on that ticket IS SUBJECT TO WITHHOLDING at a mandatory 25% level (in this case, ALL 20 TICKETS are subject to withholding). I'm not sure though if the states that impose taxes on winnings take out state taxes. I don't see why they wouldn't.

                           

                          Hope this clears the air.

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                            When I claimed the Pick 5 the check that came FROM THE LOTTERY HQ was 28% or thereabouts less than the amount shown on FILE CLAIM. Even if there's not withholding you'd get stuck with it the next April because it's income; they still send a tax form. Anything with FILE CLAIM means the taxes come out automatically before you even get a check! Any STR wins on Pick-4 (even just one) usually fall into that category.

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                              i won two 50 cent pick 4 straights in my state for 2,500 each.my tax advisor told me when i got my return that this was added to my total gross income and that due to me winning these it caused me to get a smaller return.instead of getting 6,000 back this year i got 4,000 back.all for winning the lottery in pick 4.was it worth it?,lol........