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Five friends win lottery after a decade of buying tickets together

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Posted: October 29, 2015, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

Good for them !

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    Posted: October 29, 2015, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations

    Life, love, family Love

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      Posted: October 29, 2015, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

      Congrads to all the winners. Glad they weren't from ILL.  If so you won a bunch of IOUs.  lmbo

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        Posted: October 30, 2015, 12:17 am - IP Logged

        Good deal, congratulations to them. I missed by one number last week from being the first person on this board to win a big jackpot on a lottery (I think), but I am still determined to do so. Was going to give Todd an interview and everything Big Smile

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          Posted: October 30, 2015, 1:10 am - IP Logged

          Yes !!

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            Posted: October 30, 2015, 2:57 am - IP Logged

            I hope one thing for them (besides happiness): I hope that, should they have played with other people over the years, they've documented that they, and ONLY they, were in the group this time around.  We've seen so many lawsuits where people claim "I was part of that group for this drawing, and now they don't want to pay me"...

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              Posted: October 30, 2015, 3:27 am - IP Logged

              "Pajes, the only Jersey resident of the bunch, will take home $8.67 million — about $200,000 more than his friends — thanks to smaller taxes in the Garden State."

              That might be true for the initial check, but he'll lose out when he files his NJ return. The Yonkers tax is 16.75% of the NY state tax, so the maximum NY rate of 8.82% becomes a hair under 10.3% for residents of Yonkers. New Jersey's maximum rate for most income is 8.97%, but for lottery winnings it's 10.8%. There will be some minor variation based on what the other tax brackets are and their personal details, but in the end Pajes will pay perhaps 60k more.

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                Posted: October 30, 2015, 3:27 am - IP Logged

                Just so happy that no one is sueing anybody  over this..Lotto groups always seen to be sueing one another..I never liked being in a lottery pool because of that.PartyUS FlagParty

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                  Posted: October 30, 2015, 7:09 am - IP Logged

                  Congratulations

                  Congratulations on this great win and great friendships.  It is so refreshing to have a positive, upbeat story about lottery winners for a change.

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                    Posted: October 30, 2015, 7:32 am - IP Logged

                    Congrats to all the lucky winners, nice to see so many get the prize.

                    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

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                      Posted: October 30, 2015, 8:32 am - IP Logged

                      Patient persistence--play 'til you win.

                      Congratulations to them :)

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                        Posted: October 30, 2015, 9:15 am - IP Logged

                        "Pajes, the only Jersey resident of the bunch, will take home $8.67 million — about $200,000 more than his friends — thanks to smaller taxes in the Garden State."

                        That might be true for the initial check, but he'll lose out when he files his NJ return. The Yonkers tax is 16.75% of the NY state tax, so the maximum NY rate of 8.82% becomes a hair under 10.3% for residents of Yonkers. New Jersey's maximum rate for most income is 8.97%, but for lottery winnings it's 10.8%. There will be some minor variation based on what the other tax brackets are and their personal details, but in the end Pajes will pay perhaps 60k more.

                        Thanks,

                        I suspected as much, no one gets ahead of Jersey when it comes to taxes.

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                          Posted: October 30, 2015, 9:22 am - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the winners.My wife an her co workers play together,hope that luck comes this way.

                          Can,t win if u don,t play.

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                            Posted: October 30, 2015, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                            According to USA Mega, NY is 8.82% and Yonkers imposes an additional 1.323%.  Lucky they didn't live in NYC, that additional tax is 3.876%.  Yikes!  Well actually, if I won 13 mil I probably wouldn't complain about high taxes TOO much.

                            With Federal taxes, they'll end up with approximately half of the cash value, so 6.5 mil or so.

                            Thanks,

                            But that same chart shows Jersey W/3 %  so I thought there must be more...devil in the details !

                             

                            So a NYC res. would pay about 12.7%  YIKES !  Makes Jersey look good, and that ain't easy.

                            Everything there costs a fortune, someone I know there pays $3800 a month for a 600 sq. ft apt.

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                              Posted: October 30, 2015, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

                              Congrats to the winners DanceBanana.