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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: January 17, 2015, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

This dog can now afford to date grumpy cat.

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    Posted: January 17, 2015, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

    " the dog will claim that Uncle Fido  does not levy taxes on its four legged counterparts"

    The dog will definitely have to pay federal income taxes. The question is how much. Since he dog isn't a US citizen the rate will depend on whether it's a US resident or just visiting. Assuming it doesn't have a green card I'd figure it's just visiting, and therefore pays at the lower non-resident alien rate.

    The dog will also have to pay gift tax if he/she gives over the annual exclusion for 2015 which is $14,000 per recipient. 

    http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Frequently-Asked-Questions-on-Gift-Taxes

      HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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      Posted: January 17, 2015, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

      The dog will also have to pay gift tax if he/she gives over the annual exclusion for 2015 which is $14,000 per recipient. 

      http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Frequently-Asked-Questions-on-Gift-Taxes

      Right, PrinceRene!  US Flag  This jackpot claiming dog's guardian/master/owner should have thought the "claim story" through. 

      Yet, perhaps William Kelly will be okay to receive the full amount if: (1) A search of the lottery vendor's video footage shows that he purchased the tickets, and (2) The dog doesn't file a complaint indicating that Kelly NEVER agreed to sharing with him.

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        Posted: January 18, 2015, 7:36 am - IP Logged
        Do you remember Mrs Slocombe's pussy?
         
        Tiddles  won a lot of prizes.

        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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          Posted: January 18, 2015, 9:10 am - IP Logged

          Dog's owner gladly claimed it on his behalf

          A lucky dog from Ocoee has won a $3 million prize in the Florida Lottery's $600,000,000 Gold Rush scratch-off game.

          That's the word out of Tallahassee Friday following owner William Kelly's appearance at the Florida Lottery offices to claim the big win on behalf of his four-legged companion.

          It seems Kelly has a Christmas tradition of giving out lottery tickets to friends, family and an occasional canine, a media release from the lottery stated. This year he bought three of the $20 Gold Rush tickets to put in stockings, including one that belongs to his dog.

          While it's unclear if the dog scratched off its own ticket, it is clear the one in its stocking was a jackpot winner, the lottery reported.

          "I always hope to at least win my money back and I play to win, but I never expected this," Kelly told lottery officials when he claimed the prize.

          Kelly took the prize in one lump-sum payment of $2,351,422.02, lottery officials reported.

          It hasn't been revealed just what breed the critter happens to be or how much of the money will be splurged on kibble and bones.

          The $20 Gold Rush game is one of the lottery's newest additions. The game, the lottery reports, offers better odds of winning $30 to $500 than previous Gold Rush games while also offering the best odds ever of winning $500,000. Eight top prizes of $3 million remained as of Friday.

          Kelly isn't the only recent big winner in the Florida Lottery from the area. On Wednesday lottery officials said Fay Blake, 62, of Orlando won $5 million in the the Mega Millions drawing on Jan. 9. 

          Blake later stated that she was "bothered" by winning due to feeling that it is against her religion to gamble.  (See GET OUT THE VIOLIN: Florida woman grieving about $5 million lottery win, Lottery Post, Jan. 16, 2015.)

          Kelly purchased his winning ticket at a Publix in Ocoee, lottery officials reported.

          News story photo(Click to display full-size in gallery)

          Thanks to wizeguy and Toney725 for the tip.

          Congratulation to Mr. Kelly & his dog. This dog such be worth a few extra treats and a little gravy on his food for sure. Green laugh

            mrbg's avatar - NofVcy
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            Posted: January 18, 2015, 10:13 am - IP Logged

            Go florida!!!!!No Pity!

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              Posted: January 19, 2015, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

               U would think the dog would have been there to get his picture with him holding the check.

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                Posted: January 20, 2015, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

                Lucky pup, luckier master!Thumbs Up

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                  Posted: January 20, 2015, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                  Wow dogs live better than some humans.

                    wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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                    Posted: January 21, 2015, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Now this dog can afford to fly to NH for the bacon scented scratchers!! Thumbs Up

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                      Posted: January 21, 2015, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                      That dog is, both literally and figuratively, one lucky S.O.B.

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                        Posted: January 22, 2015, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                        That's a lot of kibble!

                        So true

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                          Posted: January 22, 2015, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                          I wouldn't play around with the Feds/IRS like that...The IRS is liable to find a loop hole where when that dog passes, the dog's estate will have to pay an inheritence tax. And lets not forget that if the dog doesn't have a will and he passes, there may be dozens of offspring in that dog's bloodline who will come looking for their money.lol