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Ohio lottery winner owes more than taxes on his prize

Ohio LotteryOhio Lottery: Ohio lottery winner owes more than taxes on his prize

A big chunk of Kelvin D. Bostelman's first check for winning a top prize — $7.5 million — in the Ohio Lottery's Ohio Millionaire instant game will be going to his four children.

Before collecting any of the money, the 37-year-old Toledoan must pay $50,569 in unpaid child support for his children.

When he submitted the winning ticket to the lottery commission, he chose to receive 30 annual payments of $250,000, which translates to $172,500 a year after mandatory 31 percent federal and state withholding tax.

Mardele Cohen, a spokesman for the lottery commission, said the child support money will be deducted from the first annual installment that Bostelman will receive in a few weeks. The money will be forwarded to the Lucas County Child Support Agency and distributed to his children.

Lottery winners must declare overdue child support and unpaid taxes when they claim prizes. Bostelman's children range in age from 13 to 19.

He has held jobs as an electrician and drywall installer, court records show. Bostelman has been in trouble with the law for failing to pay child support.

He was convicted in 1999 on two counts of felony nonsupport of dependents and sent to prison for 20 months in 2000 after he failed to make payments.

He was convicted again in 2004 on two counts of nonsupport and placed on community control for five years.

Pat Hays, a Lucas County assistant prosecutor, said Bostelman has been inconsistent in complying with the court in making restitution to the two women owed child support.

Bostelman, whose name also appears in court records as Bostleman, could not be reached for comment.

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Posted: June 12, 2006, 8:56 am - IP Logged

Even a convicted felon can get luckySmash Hear ye! hear yea!

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    When he submitted the winning ticket to the lottery commission, he chose to receive 30 annual payments of $250,000, which translates to $172,500 a year after mandatory 31 percent federal and state withholding tax.

     

    OK everyone please repeat after me: "please don't let CASH see this".... 

    By the way, I'm glad for the children. They need their support.

    DD

     

                                   

                  

     

     


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      Posted: June 12, 2006, 10:24 am - IP Logged

      Shame on him for choosing annuity! (NY does not give annuity scratch losers the option.) Because he did not choose lump sum, he should have to give up his ENTIRE prize for child support.

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        A winning 'loser' such as this doesn't need to be dealing with 7.5 million dollars at one time, it would be all squandered before his 2007 child support payments were due.  The annuity was the right choice here, especially for the kids well being.


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          A winning 'loser' such as this doesn't need to be dealing with 7.5 million dollars at one time, it would be all squandered before his 2007 child support payments were due.  The annuity was the right choice here, especially for the kids well being.

          You don't know what will happen during the next 29 years. Especially with global warming.

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            Posted: June 12, 2006, 10:57 am - IP Logged

            I knew it........

            AAARRRRGGGGHHHH !!!Bang Head

             

                                           

                          

             

             


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              Posted: June 12, 2006, 11:10 am - IP Logged

              I knew it........

              AAARRRRGGGGHHHH !!!Bang Head

              Maybe he should move to GA, since Lose for Life _does_not_ have a cash option there.

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                Posted: June 12, 2006, 11:27 am - IP Logged

                Global warming... yes that's a good reason to have your kids go without child support next year.

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                  Posted: June 12, 2006, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                  A winning 'loser' such as this doesn't need to be dealing with 7.5 million dollars at one time, it would be all squandered before his 2007 child support payments were due.  The annuity was the right choice here, especially for the kids well being.

                  You don't know what will happen during the next 29 years. Especially with global warming.

                  Spoken like a true liberal.  Good for you.

                   

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                    Posted: June 12, 2006, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                    I knew it........

                    AAARRRRGGGGHHHH !!!Bang Head

                    Maybe he should move to GA, since Lose for Life _does_not_ have a cash option there.

                    Yes, maybe he should, so then the children could get the money they deserve ( for years to come ) before this idiot blows it all.

                     

                                                   

                                  

                     

                     

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                      Well at least his children will finally see the money they are suppose to get for child support.

                      Dance like no one is watching.

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                        Posted: June 12, 2006, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                        You would think that if he had choosen lump sum that the courts knowing he doesn't pay support would have just deducted the total amount due to the children until they become adults.....Maybe now the 2 women can sue for more support than they would normally recieve.....This guy is going to pay support regardless....

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                          Posted: June 12, 2006, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                          maybe he should pre-pay the child support in the same time that he hasn't paid in the past. These delinquent fathers ought to have their reproductive organs removed.

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                            Posted: June 12, 2006, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                            When he submitted the winning ticket to the lottery commission, he chose to receive 30 annual payments of $250,000, which translates to $172,500 a year after mandatory 31 percent federal and state withholding tax.

                             

                            OK everyone please repeat after me: "please don't let CASH see this".... 

                            By the way, I'm glad for the children. They need their support.

                            DD

                            6/12/2006

                            lolololololololo........too late "DD"  CASH N'CARRY  was right behind you.....he never misses a beat