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Ct. man claims he lost $254M Powerball ticket

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Posted: November 6, 2011, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

In my case, I buy tickets just about every day and am normally very well organized. It happened. Oh, well. My mess up.

If you do save your losing tickets, you may need more than just the losing tickets to offset taxes. Anyone can collect losing tickets from friends, co- workers etc. You need to keep a detailed record of what you spent, when you spent it, where you spent it, and having receipts would better yet. The I.R.S. wants receipts for every thing else, why would gambling loses be any different?

grwurston, i see the irs gots you running what if's  in your head

the lottery tickets are the Receipts bro, LOL

even more so for powerball,mm etc tickets, as they come with a time and date, what else you want, video proof of store video of me buying them

would me recording on my iphone of tickets do it for Ya?   

when you win , your ticket is your receipt . you give to them to get your prize

when you lose,yet are taxed on any big win, ,  you give irs. state, whoever proof of your lost via your receipt" your ticket "

 

i have never ever seen someone ask for a receipt of a lottery ticket, cease the <snip> ticket is the receipt, and is must detailed record you got of your lost.

 

 

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    Posted: November 6, 2011, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

    grwurston, i see the irs gots you running what if's  in your head

    the lottery tickets are the Receipts bro, LOL

    even more so for powerball,mm etc tickets, as they come with a time and date, what else you want, video proof of store video of me buying them

    would me recording on my iphone of tickets do it for Ya?   

    when you win , your ticket is your receipt . you give to them to get your prize

    when you lose,yet are taxed on any big win, ,  you give irs. state, whoever proof of your lost via your receipt" your ticket "

     

    i have never ever seen someone ask for a receipt of a lottery ticket, cease the <snip> ticket is the receipt, and is must detailed record you got of your lost.

     

     

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    I Agree! Time, date, location on the spool of paper, and even the terminal that the ticket was printed from.

    And that's just some of what's shown in plain text.

    The lottery knows more about the ticket than the average person buying one. LOL

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      Posted: November 6, 2011, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

      grwurston, i see the irs gots you running what if's  in your head

      the lottery tickets are the Receipts bro, LOL

      even more so for powerball,mm etc tickets, as they come with a time and date, what else you want, video proof of store video of me buying them

      would me recording on my iphone of tickets do it for Ya?   

      when you win , your ticket is your receipt . you give to them to get your prize

      when you lose,yet are taxed on any big win, ,  you give irs. state, whoever proof of your lost via your receipt" your ticket "

       

      i have never ever seen someone ask for a receipt of a lottery ticket, cease the <snip> ticket is the receipt, and is must detailed record you got of your lost.

       

       

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      You don't have to believe me, go to the irs website and check out publication 529. Then click on index at the bottom. If you were to claim gambling loses on your taxes and you were to be audited they're gonna want to see records.

      "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

      The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

      Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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        bel air maryland
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        Posted: November 6, 2011, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

        You don't have to believe me, go to the irs website and check out publication 529. Then click on index at the bottom. If you were to claim gambling loses on your taxes and you were to be audited they're gonna want to see records.

        BTW it's on page 12.

        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

        Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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          Posted: November 6, 2011, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

          I do not see how someone could be so careless.  I read all my tickets before I leave the store which is Circle K here in mcminnville oregon then fold the ticket and put it in my wallet.  The ticket never leaves my wallet until it is time to check it after the drawing takes place.  I feel sorry for someone like that because you have to be very stupid to misplace $254.2 million.-weshar75

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            Posted: November 6, 2011, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

            First, American state lotteries should allow players to register if they wish. In NSW, lottery players have the option of registering. They get a card, which they present when they buy tickets. If a ticket is lost or stolen they can prove ownership, as it is registered to them.  Also, it they forget to check a ticket and it wins a prize, the lottery will contact them, for small prizes a check will be mailed to them. Players can still play unregistered is they want, but if they lose the ticket, it will be much harder to prove ownership.

             

            Second, this highlights the advantage of playing by subscription. If you win, they contact you, and again small prizes are mailed; very small prizes are credited to your account to be used on renewal.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: November 7, 2011, 1:46 am - IP Logged

              The Ticket, is the Record

              can i make it anymore clear?

              the ticket itself is  receipt

              if you walk out of the store without a receipt     when you make a  lottery purchase

              you can't be arrested, cease the ticket is the receipt

              when you walk into lottery HQ to claim your money, ,  you show them your ticket, and they hand you the cash

              , now i understand why such people are self confused by this, with your logic being , if i can read right, this:

              "you have to prove that you had actually spent your money on those losing tickets, not just show them the tickets"

              the thing is, the proof is losing tickets,    you can go ask Massachusetts Department of Revenue  people how claiming having losing tickets is not proof,     worked out for them in battle of trying  to claim losing tickets is not proof

              "spoiler it didn't work out for the idiots in state" 

              however such insane logic they may and others such as your self may have of losing tickets being proof or not

              , is  speculation only, if i have losing ticket,     my proof then is above and beyond irs or anyone speculation to matter.

              now i know off top of my head how much i spend a year on lottery and other things , i have a budget, others may call it a "log book" even. and i have losing tickets

              if your irs, or the  state, and i won money that year that you try to tax with no right off's allowed

              ay my losing tickets is not proof, you fail so hard. just like the idiots in Department of Revenue of Massachusetts have.

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                Posted: November 7, 2011, 6:31 am - IP Logged

                only time will tell I guess Thud

                "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                  Posted: November 7, 2011, 7:51 am - IP Logged

                  Now what kind of person, knowing that the prize is > 254millions  would not protect his ticket?

                  I mean holy cow! (no offense to anyone of Hindu ilk)

                  How the heck could you do that?  Well, I guess there's no living vicariously this time around.

                  If it's true, he's hurting, along with everyone else affected by his wi. . .uh loss?. . . . for the time being.

                  Well, he's got 6 mos.   I personally hope he did lose it, since he didn't keep it in his shirt pocket, like

                  I do. . I can always put my hand . . . . . . hey !  my ticket's gone ! !

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                    Posted: November 7, 2011, 9:13 am - IP Logged

                    Just read this in another article:

                    The sanitation worker who allegedly lost the ticket, a 51-year-old West Side resident, has been searching through the garbage to find it;

                    He's not sure when he bought the ticket, what any of the numbers were and, since he couldn’t produce the ticket, he couldn’t definitively say he had won for sure;

                    He said friends told him he won but wouldn't say how they knew.

                    Source:  http://blog.stamfordadvocate.com/stamford411/2011/11/05/the-254-million-story/

                    I don't think this is an intentional hoax - this guy just sounds like he doesn't have a clue.  Hopefully, the real winner will turn in the winning ticket and put an end to this nonsense!

                    Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping

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                      Posted: November 7, 2011, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                      The CT lottery webpage still only confirms that the winning ticket was bought in Fairfield County.

                      It sounds like the sanitation worker story could be a hoax (the Stamford Advocate blog story definitely makes it sound that way - but I don't see why the lottery official quoted in the blog would say they could only confirm Fairfield County - I'm sure they could confirm which store and time it was purchased). If it's not a hoax, I feel sorry for him that he can't find the ticket. It's easy to question how you can misplace an item worth so much, but before the drawing, it was merely a slip of paper with potential. I know I've misplaced more things than I care to admit. Had more of my stuff misplaced for me. That said, I keep all my purchased tickets in one place. And not in my wallet. What if I'm mugged? Doesn't much matter if I signed them or not if they're stolen and discarded down some gutter. If they end up losers, I keep them in another place. I have to say, I keep the losers more to remind myself why I don't go crazy buying any more tickets when the prizes climb than I keep them to offset any big wins I might get.

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                        Posted: November 7, 2011, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                        Isn't it the same man that said the world was going to end last year? 

                        No wait!! 

                        Its the same man that said he was picked up by a space ship and 'examined' by men  from outerspace? 

                        Wait a minute......I got it!!  He's the guy that stands on the corner downtown screaming that George Washington slept with his wife and he wants a divorce. 

                        I can't figure this one out.

                        But I do know he's either really crazy or a BIG FAT LIER.

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                          Posted: November 7, 2011, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                          I wonder if they're going to return the 254 million steak prize if no one can claim it? Smile

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                            Posted: November 7, 2011, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                            180 days to claim a jackpot prize in CT. Right now the winner only has 175 days left if by that time the prize is not claimed we might have a special drawing event. No ticket no price, that is the rule here in NYS, but I don't know how things work in CT. I know in NYS you have one year to claim it, but nobody will wait that long.


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                              Posted: November 7, 2011, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                              Just read this in another article:

                              The sanitation worker who allegedly lost the ticket, a 51-year-old West Side resident, has been searching through the garbage to find it;

                              He's not sure when he bought the ticket, what any of the numbers were and, since he couldn’t produce the ticket, he couldn’t definitively say he had won for sure;

                              He said friends told him he won but wouldn't say how they knew.

                              Source:  http://blog.stamfordadvocate.com/stamford411/2011/11/05/the-254-million-story/

                              I don't think this is an intentional hoax - this guy just sounds like he doesn't have a clue.  Hopefully, the real winner will turn in the winning ticket and put an end to this nonsense!

                              I Agree!Amen!