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Kentucky Democrats propose taxing lottery tickets

Topic closed. 47 replies. Last post 4 years ago by jamella724.

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Posted: February 25, 2013, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

The only way I can see taxing lottery tickets is like the Australians do it. Each ticket is $1.03 AUS but a jp winner pays no tax.

Savagegoose once explained this in one of his posts.

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


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: February 26, 2013, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

    Shame on the KY Democratic House leaders.

    A lottery ticket is already a 100% voluntary Tax on the players and all this will do is burden the players and the merchants alike with extra change handling in transactions.

    The KY Democratic House leaders appears to have little on their table to the extents of developing such poor proposals  to be added to the Bluegrass State lottery Rules.

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      Posted: March 5, 2013, 9:36 am - IP Logged

      Imposing an additional tax on lottery to fund the ailing pension system of the state  maybe a good idea to create fund. However did they ever consider the decrease in sales because of the additional tax? People might refrain from buying tickets due to the additional tax.