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Texas couple wins a million in lottery on visit to NC

Jul 1, 2016, 9:34 am

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A retired Texas couple won't soon forget their trip to North Carolina. After all, they're leaving the state $1 million richer.

Joseph Roseman and his wife, Anetia, of Magnolia, Texas were staying with friends Friday when they stopped at the S.M. Mart on Poplar Tent Road in Concord. While there, Anetia Roseman decided to buy a $1 Quick Pick ticket for the Mega Millions drawing later that day.

On Saturday morning, Joseph checked the winning numbers and compared them to the ones on their ticket. After seeing what he had, he rushed to find his wife, who was in the bathroom drying her hair.

"I asked her, 'what do you get when you match five numbers in Mega Millions?' " Joseph said.

"One million dollars," she replied.

"I guess you won a million then," Joseph said.

"I thought he was yanking my chain," Anetia said later as the couple traveled to Raleigh to claim their prize.

It finally got real when they got their after-tax winnings of $692,502. The couple split the money, each receiving $346,251.

The Rosemans said they plan to save some of the money, pay off bills, and take a vacation.

Three others across the nation also won $1 million in Friday's drawing. This Friday's jackpot jumps to the third-largest prize in Mega Millions history with a $415 million annuity or a $286.4 million cash option.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: July 1, 2016, 11:39 am - IP Logged

I wonder for those players who say people in certain states have a winning advantage if this will count as a Texas or NC win.

 * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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    Posted: July 1, 2016, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

    I guess they consider it a NC win, since the Lottery took out 5.75% NC state income tax, even though the couple resides in Texas which doesn't have state income tax.  (To me, that doesn't seem right.)  It seems a little odd that they would collect it as a split though.  Maybe someone could enlighten me as to the advantage of that arrangement.

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      Posted: July 1, 2016, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

      I guess they consider it a NC win, since the Lottery took out 5.75% NC state income tax, even though the couple resides in Texas which doesn't have state income tax.  (To me, that doesn't seem right.)  It seems a little odd that they would collect it as a split though.  Maybe someone could enlighten me as to the advantage of that arrangement.

      They probably split it so that each could buy what they want with the money and not worry about whether the spouse would get angry at what they buy. Also it's totally fair to have the state charge you their taxes even though you don't live there. I live in the state with the biggest tax bill, should i get charged that even if i buy my ticket in Cali or FL? Would that be fair? 

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        Posted: July 1, 2016, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

        I guess they consider it a NC win, since the Lottery took out 5.75% NC state income tax, even though the couple resides in Texas which doesn't have state income tax.  (To me, that doesn't seem right.)  It seems a little odd that they would collect it as a split though.  Maybe someone could enlighten me as to the advantage of that arrangement.

        There might have been a tax advantage as the allowances for two taxpayers on half as much would add up to more than the allowances of a single taxpayer with a dependant on the whole amount.

         * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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          Posted: July 1, 2016, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

           Professional Athletes and Actors pay tax in every State they perform in. Some of these people get into big trouble when they try to evade the taxes.

           I am reminded of the Beatles song, "The taxman".

          When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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            Posted: July 2, 2016, 10:17 am - IP Logged

            Nice road trip, congrats to the lucky couple.

            Hi LP family, won't be posting for a couple days, Hurt my right arm.

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              Posted: July 2, 2016, 10:36 am - IP Logged

              I always thought if you were charged income tax in a state of which you are not a resident, you would get this back at tax filing since you would pay your own state's income tax (assuming it has one).

              If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
              If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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                Posted: July 2, 2016, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                Congratulations to them on them stopping by at a lottery retailer.

                I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                  Posted: July 3, 2016, 8:21 am - IP Logged

                  Regarding this article, their winnings in a different state. Can the state give them a hard time because they're not residents? I have heard conflicting stories about this. Any help?

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                    Posted: July 3, 2016, 8:41 am - IP Logged

                    Regarding this article, their winnings in a different state. Can the state give them a hard time because they're not residents? I have heard conflicting stories about this. Any help?

                    I think this has happened a few times, and seeing how undocumented people/illegal immigrants/tourists have won I don't think they could reasonably refuse to pay out, as they would be giving special treatment to others.

                     

                    Or did you mean tax-wise specifically?

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                      Posted: July 3, 2016, 9:04 am - IP Logged

                      Max, you made a good point! I was referring to simply people of another state. Regarding taxes, we pay them no matter where we go or win.Yes Nod

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                        Posted: July 30, 2016, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                        I don't know about other States but in Arizona if you Win a large amount (don't know about small amounts) you have to claim the money in AZ!!

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                          Posted: July 30, 2016, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't know about other States but in Arizona if you Win a large amount (don't know about small amounts) you have to claim the money in AZ!!

                          You always have to claim the prize in the state where you bought the ticket. You may not have to travel, though; it's often possible to claim by mail.