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N.C. lottery excitement: first Powerball jackpot winner

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starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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Posted: November 30, 2006, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

i hope it is me. i got a powerplay ticket that is coming due next month from north carolina. i see PA had a 2nd place winner there too. so my fingers are crossed that one of them will win and i can do the happy dance and say i quit my job. oh yeah.

i have to wait until my ticket runs out. i can't bear checking early and see i have a loser. so i will just say it was mine to win. i won't mind getting on a plane with a first class up grade to fly to north carolina to pick up the ticket like the south carolina winner. hahahahahahahahaha i am a mad man. lol.

    starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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    Posted: November 30, 2006, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

    Ok so I am just gonna get ILL now Puke  The ONLY place that I didnt stop and get any tickets was NC  Bang Head  OK so next trip I will hit ALL THE POWER BALL STATES  Even if its 2.00 a state LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

    just get a multi draw ticket and you will be good for awhile.

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      Posted: November 30, 2006, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

      I hope you bought your ticket in Halifax County, NC.

      The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

      Stooges

        starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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        Posted: November 30, 2006, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

        Not trying to be a sore loser but dang.  It seems like every winning ticket from the Carolina's ends up being someone from North Carolina. The 2 powerball jackpot winners from South Carolina ended up being someone from North Carolina claiming the jackpots. Just saying I'd like to see someone actually from the state get the jackpot. I hope the person who won is a local North Carolinian. Or a South Carolinian who  crossed over and bought a ticket! Smile      Anyways congats to the winner sorry for the rant all having a bad work week. Thank GOD it's almost Friday!

        well i beg to differ. i hope it is me and i am not from either state. i could use the money just as much as the next person. i can understand your point. i just disagree with it.

          starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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          Posted: November 30, 2006, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

          How many people were ever charged with this crime? Any NC winners who won jackpots out of state get brought up on charges?

          Correct me if I am wrong, but there are some states still that consider having an out-of-state lottery ticket an arrestable offense?

          not that i know of. i do know it is a crime to go and get a lotto ticket from canada!!! i found out the hard way. i never tell them i bought a lotto ticket anymore from there. whenever i go to canada i always get me a canadian lotto.

            starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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            Posted: November 30, 2006, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

            I hope you bought your ticket in Halifax County, NC.

            i hope that is the county that charlotte sits in. if that is so then i have a shot at the big one. if not i am a loser again. lol.

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              Posted: November 30, 2006, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

              i hope that is the county that charlotte sits in. if that is so then i have a shot at the big one. if not i am a loser again. lol.

              Nope...I am in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County. Sorry, star...it would have been cool if someone on here would have won!!

              The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

              Stooges

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                Posted: November 30, 2006, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                not that i know of. i do know it is a crime to go and get a lotto ticket from canada!!! i found out the hard way. i never tell them i bought a lotto ticket anymore from there. whenever i go to canada i always get me a canadian lotto.

                Explain please.

                  starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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                  Posted: November 30, 2006, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                  Explain please.

                  there is rule on the books here in the states that you can't go somewhere to purchase a lottery ticket. this is what i was told by the US customs people. trust you me that they have a lot of other things on their plate and they are not looking to bust you for this.

                  i don't like messing with law enforcement and like being truthful when they ask me a question. my wife and i went there for the weekend and didn't buy anything to bring back. i did have a lotto ticket on me that i purchased. well i told him jokingly that we didn't buy anything but a lotto ticket to bring back.

                  he leaned into my car and told me that he will pretend that he didn't hear that and not to tell anyone in the future. it is against the law to do that. i took him for his word and since that time i never claim my lotto purchases when i go there. i buy all the time when i  go there.

                  i can't quote the exact law but his word was good enough for me. i know if i win i have to still claim my winnings in canada on my taxes here. WHAT A BUMMER.

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                    Posted: November 30, 2006, 8:24 pm - IP Logged


                    Nice to wake up a multi millionaire.

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                      Posted: November 30, 2006, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                      I think you can't claim a jackpot if you are not resident in some certain states like New Hampshire. I wonder why they should get away with such a law, i mean it's not like they ask you for proof of residency when you go buy lottery tickets in those states. It's like being conned by the state.

                      Oh and another thing, why don't massachusetts people ever win the lottery?

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                        Posted: November 30, 2006, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

                        I think you can't claim a jackpot if you are not resident in some certain states like New Hampshire. I wonder why they should get away with such a law, i mean it's not like they ask you for proof of residency when you go buy lottery tickets in those states. It's like being conned by the state.

                        Oh and another thing, why don't massachusetts people ever win the lottery?

                        Delaware isn't one of those states. They have instructions for how to pay taxes for out-of-state gambling winnings. Anything won in the state lottery, including the slots, is tax-free.

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                          When I was stationed in Germany we played the Hessen Lotto all the time. Guess it would have been interesting if any U.S. personnel had hit a jackpot.

                          Unique game- 6 /49 for the jackpot

                          Then they had the "Zuzatspielen", and extra ball drawn, so if you had 5 of the 6 you had a chance at the exttra ball for a lower prize.

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: December 1, 2006, 3:07 am - IP Logged

                            I think you can't claim a jackpot if you are not resident in some certain states like New Hampshire. I wonder why they should get away with such a law, i mean it's not like they ask you for proof of residency when you go buy lottery tickets in those states. It's like being conned by the state.

                            Oh and another thing, why don't massachusetts people ever win the lottery?

                            i think you are wrong on both counts.

                            one of the biggest winners of the lottery was a cleaning lady from massachuetts. she won a little over 300 million dollars.

                            winning big pots and not being from that state does not preclude you from collecting the money. you don't have to be a citizen of the country to win either. if you are a non resident they take all the taxes they can get from you and do their state due diligence poof you are gone back to england or mexico.

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                              there is rule on the books here in the states that you can't go somewhere to purchase a lottery ticket. this is what i was told by the US customs people. trust you me that they have a lot of other things on their plate and they are not looking to bust you for this.

                              i don't like messing with law enforcement and like being truthful when they ask me a question. my wife and i went there for the weekend and didn't buy anything to bring back. i did have a lotto ticket on me that i purchased. well i told him jokingly that we didn't buy anything but a lotto ticket to bring back.

                              he leaned into my car and told me that he will pretend that he didn't hear that and not to tell anyone in the future. it is against the law to do that. i took him for his word and since that time i never claim my lotto purchases when i go there. i buy all the time when i  go there.

                              i can't quote the exact law but his word was good enough for me. i know if i win i have to still claim my winnings in canada on my taxes here. WHAT A BUMMER.


                              "there is rule on the books here in the states that you can't go somewhere to purchase a lottery ticket."

                              You misunderstood, the agent was wrong,  or it's an old law that is unenforceable. With few exceptions, wherever you are you are subject only to the local laws and the laws of any place else have no standing. The only exceptions I can think of relate to treason and giving aid or comfort to foreign enemies. Restrictions on travel to Cuba are an exampe. It's not illegal to go to Cuba, but it is illegal for US citizens to aid Cuba by spending money there. If you want to go to Denmark and spend your evenings smoking pot with protitutes you're free to do so, because there is no law against it.

                              OTOH, it's certainly possible that there are laws that prohibit you from bringing gambling instruments into the country or across state lines.  It's unlikely that such a law would be used against somebody for bringing back a Canadian or Euromillions lottery ticket, but if somebody were to win a foreign lottery they should be consulting a lawyer for a number of reasons. You can't claim a foreign lottery ticket (or even an out of state lottery ticket) at home, anyway, so there's no reason that anyone needs to know where it was betwen the time it was purchased and the time you claim it far from home.

                              As far as non-residents being prohibited from playing the NH lottery, the world is full of people who happily believe what's not true. Just about all state lotteries cover who can play in their FAQ's, and it's also implicit in the info on tax withholdings for non-residents.