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Lottery ticket in get-well card wins man $7 million

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Posted: March 27, 2015, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

And that is why I sign the back of any ticket that I give as a gift so that even if you win big, so do I. I'll be <snip>ed if I have to go through life thinking I finally bought the winning big one and gave it away. 

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What's the point of giving someone a gift if you are expecting something out of it? Just give them a gift certificate or something instead of a lottery ticket and keep the scratch off for yourself.

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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    And that is why I sign the back of any ticket that I give as a gift so that even if you win big, so do I. I'll be <snip>ed if I have to go through life thinking I finally bought the winning big one and gave it away. 

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    Unless you are the type that would send a get well card with a lottery ticket to a love one, it'll never happen.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Ok, he lives in PA, and won in NY --- what's the tax hit?

      I am thinking BOTH states get a cut?

      The income was earned in NY, so it's subject to NY income tax. He'll pay income tax to NY based on the percentage of his total taxable income that was earned in NY. If his other income was $150k and he's got 50 k in deductions his taxable income will be $7.1 million. 98.6% of that would be from his NY income, so he'd pay 98.6% of the normal NY tax on $7.1 million.

      PA will credit him for the taxes paid to NY, so he doesn't also pay PA tax on it. If PA had a higher tax rate than NY he'd owe the balance to PA.

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        And that is why I sign the back of any ticket that I give as a gift so that even if you win big, so do I. I'll be <snip>ed if I have to go through life thinking I finally bought the winning big one and gave it away. 

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        That's only one of the ways that people know you're a huge aszhole, right?

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          Unless you are the type that would send a get well card with a lottery ticket to a love one, it'll never happen.

          Yep, because that's the only possible time that you might ever give a lottery ticket to someone, the only time...

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            That's only one of the ways that people know you're a huge aszhole, right?

            I'd rather be a huge a-hole with millions than one sitting in a corner crying because I gave away millions. I tell anyone that gives me tickets to do the same. My aunt if she buys draw tickets for anyone, plays the same numbers for herself. If you are upset that someone bought you a free ticket that made you millions of dollars and you had to give them some of it, maybe you are the one that is an a-hole?

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              Posted: March 27, 2015, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

              Yep, because that's the only possible time that you might ever give a lottery ticket to someone, the only time...

              Not necessarily, I've sent them to family members just for the fun of it but stopped when they said they would rather have the money.  Started sending the cost of the tickets instead and stopped that too when they answered "what do you expect me to do with a lousy $5".

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: March 27, 2015, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                Aww.... what a sweet and caring dad. Congratulations Jospeh that fact that he called his dad to ask if he won tells me he will bless his father with something nice.

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                  i give lotto tickets, i just make sure i really really like the person enough to give em a ticket. xmas or something maybe birthdays. so i dont give many

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                    Posted: March 27, 2015, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                    Get Well and Congratulations!

                    I never give lottery tickets away and I don't like anyone to give them to me.  If I am sending a card and feel I need a small token in it I always send Starbucks cards!  Same price and who doesn't love a Starbucks.

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                      Posted: March 27, 2015, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                      PartyAwesome story, Congrats to the lucky guy.

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

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                        Not necessarily, I've sent them to family members just for the fun of it but stopped when they said they would rather have the money.  Started sending the cost of the tickets instead and stopped that too when they answered "what do you expect me to do with a lousy $5".

                        I used to give away tickets also but I stopped because I always wondered if I gave away a big winner and the recipient didn't recognize that it was a winner.

                        RJ, I hope you told them what they could do with the 5 bucks Wink

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                          Posted: March 27, 2015, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                          And that is why I sign the back of any ticket that I give as a gift so that even if you win big, so do I. I'll be <snip>ed if I have to go through life thinking I finally bought the winning big one and gave it away. 

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                          A few years ago Rgdrnr told you if someone were to  give him a lottery ticket signed at the back, he would pull out a cigarette lighter and burn the ticket right there. Personally I'd just give it back to the giver. I don't accept gifts from people with small hearts.

                          That money's gone fo ever

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                            Glad you stopped sending anything to them ungrateful family members. 

                            They don't even deserve one thin dime, sure wish you'd win the lottery and shun them.

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                              Posted: March 27, 2015, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                              i did register some tickets i gave away to my player card, but wrote their names on the bach with " happy birthday, xxxx or xmas xxxx , " just so if they where  recovered and someone tried to claim them, it would be registered,.  if lost i guess i would never know it was theirs. or mine. but hey. i also tried scratching scratchersm, just to reveal the bar code that lets you scan them to see if they're winners. and only handing out winning scratchers.

                              here the scanner doesnt say what the prize is. so it would be a mystery what prizes anyone wins. but found that after $15 spent i had only 2 winning tickets. anfd to get the 6 winners i wanted would prob cost close to $50. so i gave up on that as a bad a idea.

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                              keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297