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NJ Lottery to enforce child support withholdings from winners

New Jersey LotteryNew Jersey Lottery: NJ Lottery to enforce child support withholdings from winners

Law already on the books, now legislature insists on its enforcement

New Jersey moved closer Thursday to collecting its due from lottery winners who owe the state money.

A measure approved unanimously by the Assembly would require lottery officials to deduct outstanding debt before awarding prize money.

The proposal would affect anyone who wins more than $600 and owes the state money.

State officials estimate that the new requirement would raise $800,000 to $1 million a year.

The proposal arose after state auditors last year found the Division of the State Lottery paid out $900,000 in 2005 that should have been withheld for debts. At the time, state Auditor Richard Fair recommended the division seek legislation to strengthen its authority to withhold prize money.

The lottery already checks to see if winners defaulted on students loans or owe child support.

The Senate passed the measure unanimously in March. It now heads to the governor's desk for his signature.

AP

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: June 22, 2007, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

"The lottery already checks to see if winners defaulted on students loans or owe child support."

 

Why are they checking and then doing nothing about it?  In FL they always check by running your social security number to see if winners have outstanding debts.  I hear men complain all the time about sending child support.  They didn't seem to mind when they were making the babies.

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    Posted: June 22, 2007, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

    I'm all for anything that makes people pay their arrearages on child support. Currently, I am owed well over 35,000 myself.

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      Posted: June 22, 2007, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

      "The lottery already checks to see if winners defaulted on students loans or owe child support."

       

      Why are they checking and then doing nothing about it?  In FL they always check by running your social security number to see if winners have outstanding debts.  I hear men complain all the time about sending child support.  They didn't seem to mind when they were making the babies.

       I Agree!  Yeah, I thought this was something that was pretty much academic in all states... duh !

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        (risking some vicious responses) If people treated marriage and family more seriously there wouldn't be need to go after (always the men) for child supprt. People rush into it and then get bored with each other or realize they weren't really ready. It's not right if a couple produce children and then either parent runs off with another "more sexy" person and then has the nerve to demand support (I don't know if that's what really happens). The father doesn't get to see the kids but he has to send 1/2 his salary. The support should only go to the person if they and their children were left behind or if there was real abuse going on. In those cases I agree with it. But it scares me from ever having children.

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          Posted: June 23, 2007, 9:22 am - IP Logged

          (risking some vicious responses) If people treated marriage and family more seriously there wouldn't be need to go after (always the men) for child supprt. People rush into it and then get bored with each other or realize they weren't really ready. It's not right if a couple produce children and then either parent runs off with another "more sexy" person and then has the nerve to demand support (I don't know if that's what really happens). The father doesn't get to see the kids but he has to send 1/2 his salary. The support should only go to the person if they and their children were left behind or if there was real abuse going on. In those cases I agree with it. But it scares me from ever having children.

          I feel that child support is based upon either parent's salary.  The key is who the children actually live with.  I know in TN (Montgomery County) the women pay just like the men.  They have to get medical insurance and pay money if the children live with the father.  In some of the more "out of the way" counties, it is not as equal.  A woman had 2 kids but the court only made her pay $25.00 per week in child support.  Lottery winners should have to pay up just like everyone else.  They are supposed to have some sort of scale that determines what each parent is responsible for.  Sometimes, depending on that scale (and the person's past payment record), they will take 50% of the salary but normally it is lesser but it is always more than 25%.  In Ky when you win over $600 they will get you.

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            Posted: June 23, 2007, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

            "The lottery already checks to see if winners defaulted on students loans or owe child support."

             

            Why are they checking and then doing nothing about it?  In FL they always check by running your social security number to see if winners have outstanding debts.  I hear men complain all the time about sending child support.  They didn't seem to mind when they were making the babies.

            As I understand here in WI (never...yet <G> having to go through it...THe lottery checks for unpaid child support, also outstanding wants and warrants, and even unpaid parking tickets. So when you cash any winner over $599 you actually have to wait to get your money the following day, since it takes them a day to do the background check on you.

            Sounds proper to me.

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              Posted: June 23, 2007, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

              (risking some vicious responses) If people treated marriage and family more seriously there wouldn't be need to go after (always the men) for child supprt. People rush into it and then get bored with each other or realize they weren't really ready. It's not right if a couple produce children and then either parent runs off with another "more sexy" person and then has the nerve to demand support (I don't know if that's what really happens). The father doesn't get to see the kids but he has to send 1/2 his salary. The support should only go to the person if they and their children were left behind or if there was real abuse going on. In those cases I agree with it. But it scares me from ever having children.

              It isn't always the men.  We had a local news team here  chasing down people who are way behind on child support, and they found that there were a number of women who were delinquent into five-figures.  This is the 21st century.  That means the male doesn't always make more income than the female.

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                Posted: June 23, 2007, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

                bout time

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                  Posted: June 24, 2007, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                  "The lottery already checks to see if winners defaulted on students loans or owe child support."

                   

                  Why are they checking and then doing nothing about it?  In FL they always check by running your social security number to see if winners have outstanding debts.  I hear men complain all the time about sending child support.  They didn't seem to mind when they were making the babies.

                  there are women who owe and don't pay child support as well. They also complain as well.

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                    Posted: June 24, 2007, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                    I feel that child support is based upon either parent's salary.  The key is who the children actually live with.  I know in TN (Montgomery County) the women pay just like the men.  They have to get medical insurance and pay money if the children live with the father.  In some of the more "out of the way" counties, it is not as equal.  A woman had 2 kids but the court only made her pay $25.00 per week in child support.  Lottery winners should have to pay up just like everyone else.  They are supposed to have some sort of scale that determines what each parent is responsible for.  Sometimes, depending on that scale (and the person's past payment record), they will take 50% of the salary but normally it is lesser but it is always more than 25%.  In Ky when you win over $600 they will get you.

                    Child  support  is  a  strange  word  when it  comes  to  the  legal  profession  because  it  realy  means  woman-support  to  the  man.....the  child  doesn't  even    have  to  live  with  the  mother ;I know  of  a  case  in  erie,penna.  where  the  father  had  the  son  14  living  with  him  for  over  6months  and  the  mother  was  strung  out  on  crack  .....the  support  office  on  its  own  went  the  Shriefs  5  strong  in  the  middle  of  the  night  guns  drawn  and  put  the  father in  jail  for  over  a  week  untill  his  new  wife  forked  over  1500  her  whole  weekly  check  and  savings  to  get  him  out  ...not  one  dime  returned  for  rasing  the  child  for  the  mother she  spent  it  on  drugs ..In  ny  state  they  will  take  all  of  your  winnings  if  you  o00owo  child  support

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                      Posted: June 24, 2007, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                      in Maryland if you owe money to the state and go to lottery HQ to collect on a win they will take what you owe. If you owe more than you won you just might be locked up.

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                        Posted: June 25, 2007, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                        In my mind it's simple:  If you owe the State the money then they should be allowed to collect it.  Now if you have a legitimate reason why you think you shouldn't have to pay then go to court...afterall you will have the money to fight it now.  But I don't have a problem with the State collecting child support or any other money owed.  I mean seriously, the first thing I would do with the money anyway when I get it would be for me to pay off any outstanding debts or money owed to anyone.  Whether it be the State or a business or a friend.


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                          Posted: July 1, 2007, 1:24 am - IP Logged

                          As I understand here in WI (never...yet <G> having to go through it...THe lottery checks for unpaid child support, also outstanding wants and warrants, and even unpaid parking tickets. So when you cash any winner over $599 you actually have to wait to get your money the following day, since it takes them a day to do the background check on you.

                          Sounds proper to me.

                          that  realy  is bad  if  you  win  you  should  get  your  money  the  same  day  just  like  when  you  bought  your  ticket  the lottery  never  had  to  wait  untill  you  paid  them  the  next  day ;

                          money  owed  is  worse  they  just  tell  you  thanks  and  take  all  of  it  from  you if  you  win  2,500  a  pick  4  straight  .50 cent

                          in  New  yORK  you  may  not  even  get  a  dime  back  I  feel  that  its    wrong  to  take  it  all..... ..just  when  you  win  the  state  makes  you  a  losser ;