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NC woman scratches off $1M winner on first lottery ticket

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story hard to believe. no one buys a 20.00 ticket the first time they play. they start with 1.00 or 2.00 tickets 99.5% of the time one would think and graduate upward when they get greedy. probably been a closet scratch player for years and just made the story up for attention, which is foolish on her part if she did. boyfriend probably plotting some scheme to get a chunk into his pocket asap. disney world is for children. no sane person over 21 would go to that sinkhole of a place.

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    story hard to believe. no one buys a 20.00 ticket the first time they play. they start with 1.00 or 2.00 tickets 99.5% of the time one would think and graduate upward when they get greedy. probably been a closet scratch player for years and just made the story up for attention, which is foolish on her part if she did. boyfriend probably plotting some scheme to get a chunk into his pocket asap. disney world is for children. no sane person over 21 would go to that sinkhole of a place.

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      Can you explain that?  Why?  If she chooses the lump sum, aren't all the federal taxes taken out before she receives the money in the bank?

      Not all federal taxes are taken out. They take 25% fro federal when paying out the money. Then, when the tax return is filed there may be (actually probably will be) more taxes to pay depending on deductions, etc. Winning that much money puts a person in the top tax bracket which is 39.6%.

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        Last time that I scratched, my skin was itching. Some win money by scratching.

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          I wish to see a young one hit the JP at least.Pokejejejeje...

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            ...when I turn 21 I wish to hit the JP.Wink

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              story hard to believe. no one buys a 20.00 ticket the first time they play. they start with 1.00 or 2.00 tickets 99.5% of the time one would think and graduate upward when they get greedy. probably been a closet scratch player for years and just made the story up for attention, which is foolish on her part if she did. boyfriend probably plotting some scheme to get a chunk into his pocket asap. disney world is for children. no sane person over 21 would go to that sinkhole of a place.

              I Agree! Spending $20 on a scratch off ticket especially for someone who has never ever played the lottery is a far stretch. I would have believed wagering $1 or $2 dollars on a ticket.

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                3 years ago, I let my mom buy me 2 or 3 tickets. Yay! now I can buy my own, but I wouldn't spend more than $20.00Big Smile

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                  If I ever win anything big, I will tell the media it was my first time playing as well just to irritate every regular player out there.

                  That usually feels like a slap in the face lol but we all knew coming in that this thing is pure luck.  To spice up your story when you win you could say that on that day you saw a green spider and in your culture (invent one) that means something good and big is coming haha create a craze for green spiders.

                  That money's gone fo ever

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                    Usually when you win $1,000,000 on a scratch ticket it means you have won $50,000 over 20 years. So if you want it lump sum then you immediately lose $350,000 (this is true in MA). Don't forget that IRS and State Tax collector are waiting to pounce on that $650,000 check (25% Federal taxes + 5% State taxes)

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Shouldn't she have netted around half a mil? All taxes should average around 50% of the prize. Around 40% federal and additional states taxes averaging around 6% so I don't understand why her net is lower. Can someone clarify the taxes?

                      Usually when you win $1,000,000 on a scratch ticket it means you have won $50,000 over 20 years. So if you want it lump sum then you immediately lose $350,000 (this is true in MA). Don't forget that IRS and State Tax collector are waiting to pounce on that $650,000 check (25% Federal taxes + 5% State taxes) leaving you with about $455,000.

                      That money's gone fo ever

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                        3 years ago, I let my mom buy me 2 or 3 tickets. Yay! now I can buy my own, but I wouldn't spend more than $20.00Big Smile

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                          ...when I turn 21 I wish to hit the JP.Wink

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                            I hope you Win BIGLep

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                              I Agree! Spending $20 on a scratch off ticket especially for someone who has never ever played the lottery is a far stretch. I would have believed wagering $1 or $2 dollars on a ticket.

                              more likely scenario is the boyfriend hit it and gave it to her to cash since he owes back child support or taxes. her family and or friends knew she never plays the lottery so she had to make up this fable that this was her first purchase to protect the no good boyfriend from being dunned.