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Tennessee may cap lottery winnings at $600 for poor

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Posted: April 9, 2009, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

You know what's funny about this.  A lot of people call the lottery a tax on the poor.  This bill will never pass.  It will be too costly for the lottery.  You cannot deny someone something that it rightfully theirs just because they get help from the government.  I can understand if the state wants to take away or limit someone's assistance because of a big win, but that's cheating people out of a chance at a big prize just because they need help.  It's just as bad as when the lotteries were selling instant tickets after the top prizes were claimed.

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    Posted: April 10, 2009, 10:15 am - IP Logged

    George Orwell-1984.  We got alot of control freaks in our  govt

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      Posted: April 10, 2009, 10:34 am - IP Logged

      Where the crooks are is in the Tennessee Lottery office.When they stop her from stealing from the people you wont have a problem.....Now come back and bash me I'm ready....

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        I think Tennesse is trying to become communist!!!  Taking away the freedom we fought and died for.  That is freedom of choice!!  What is the problem with them!!  Greed is Bad.  And taking away the rights of others is aginst the constatution!!!

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          Posted: April 10, 2009, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

          Sounds like anything where you'd have to FILE CLAIM is what would be not allowed. Many people play multiple times the same number that if it wins, they would not have to claim, but would win in total more than $600. I have even had agents chide me for playing STR&BOX on one line because I'd have to also claim the BOX. The people are still going to spend but on multiple Pick-3's, and if they do buy a ticket for a big jackpot and win, will probably have a family member claim it in exchange for a sizable share. I wonder what happens then, does the person who gave them over $600 of THEIR winnings to someone on welfare, get in trouble themselves, if Big Bro suspected they tried to skirt the law? I don't see this passing. Anyone can propose anything.

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            Posted: April 10, 2009, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

            I think this is just crazy.  I hope it doesn't pass.

            From jackpot prizes, Louisiana deducts any child support owed, which is a good thing I think.

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              Posted: April 11, 2009, 8:27 am - IP Logged

              If I remember correctly New York state does.

              Will deduct a certain amount from your winning for assistance received. I do not know the full details.

              We are starting to see a change in gov't policy from the fed level down to the state level. I wonder why.

              NY does the following (NY Web site)

              Will Child Support and Public Assistance be withheld from my prize?
              If you are identified by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) as owing past due child support and/or having received public assistance in the last 10 years, the Lottery is required by Section 1613-a(4) of the New York State tax law to withhold money from your Lottery prize(s) of $600 or more.

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                Posted: April 11, 2009, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                 I wonder how how much the derivatives crash contributed to states going broke. I know for a fact that a lot of hospitals and schools got caught up in it. The wife says the amount of people cashing unemployment checks is growing fast.. and jobs are shrinking with no end in sight. We've been had.

                You got that right!

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                  land of the free , home of the ... crushed under boots. i take it smokes, drugs and alcohol are all still fine then?

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                    Posted: April 11, 2009, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                    every lotto player in TN should boycott the tickets until they come to their senses a few weeks of no lotto sales of any kind and the state will be needing man nappies.

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                      Posted: April 11, 2009, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

                      What a shame, If you are a working american and lose your job and have a 401k the government take majority of that money this is the money that you have to live off of until you find a job, you have no fed or state assistance. To take away the winnings from people that receive food stamps is shameful and this make me very upset. I don't receive food stamps. Just think the state is just giving you $200 worth of food stamps and you have a home to pay for,utilities,clothes etc. And if you have more than one child. Just think. THIS GUY MOST LIKELY WAS BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN HIS MOUTH WITH IS A BLESSING FOR HIM. MOST OF US WAS NOT WE WORKED FOR A LIVING. WHAT A SHAME HE CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER LAW TO HELP EVERY ONE.

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                        Posted: April 11, 2009, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                        Someone i knew told me she had a friend on welfare who won a lot of money playing numbers.


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                          What a shame, If you are a working american and lose your job and have a 401k the government take majority of that money this is the money that you have to live off of until you find a job, you have no fed or state assistance. To take away the winnings from people that receive food stamps is shameful and this make me very upset. I don't receive food stamps. Just think the state is just giving you $200 worth of food stamps and you have a home to pay for,utilities,clothes etc. And if you have more than one child. Just think. THIS GUY MOST LIKELY WAS BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN HIS MOUTH WITH IS A BLESSING FOR HIM. MOST OF US WAS NOT WE WORKED FOR A LIVING. WHAT A SHAME HE CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER LAW TO HELP EVERY ONE.

                          I Agree!You are so right , that what i am talking about American people with heart not afraid to speak up when and where it's needed. Good for you. may God bless you hopfully you might be a winner one dayPartyPeace -out!!!!

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                            Posted: April 11, 2009, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                            Someone i knew told me she had a friend on welfare who won a lot of money playing numbers.

                            ok, are they STILL on welfare?? or did they win enough they dont need to/want to be on any more?

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                              Posted: April 11, 2009, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                              THey are wrong, if they can buy tickets then they can win whatever the prize might be, if they are not allowed to buy tickets then they can't win anything of course, unless somebody buys the ticket for them, then maybe they could share the money.

                              But they don't ID people who buy lottery tickets.

                              If they are "FREE" to buy, then they should also be "Free" to fully win.

                              If they don't want those people to buy tickets with that money, then don't give them money, just food stamps, "Rent Stamps" and or "Money Stamps" that can be used for paying for things such as foods, clothing (Shoes also), paying for rent, telephone, electric, gas and water bills, medicines and things of that nature, not for buying lottery tickets, jewelery, cars and other things, that are not basic needs.

                              So a "Money Card" that has so much credit on it for (Only) food and so much credit for other basic things as stated above, but that it, does not allow people to get "Cash" (Real Money), there should be a public list of items that the card can be used for.

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                              But as I said, anybody who has a winning ticket on his person (and is alive) should be allowed to get the full prize, unless that person is younger than 16 yrs old or in jail.

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                              Out of topic, but while a "National ID" or even "Body Chip" (inside the body somewhere) seems like a good thing, it also reminds me of "666", national ID, OK, but MIcroChip or such inside the body, that is a No No!

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