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Online lottery sales not approved by Massachusetts lawmakers

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Posted: August 3, 2016, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

Yes,

But didn't Governor Patrick institute a state tax in Mass. for winnings over $500???

yes, that no good governor did. so under 500.00 is safe.


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    Posted: August 3, 2016, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

    A couple hundred is too small for even the IRS to care BUT if you manage to win thousands and thousand from the small prizes and/or you rely on your new skill as a major part of your income, you better report it or the IRS will come knocking with handcuffs. If you win $500 that many times, MUSL will investigate the fraud going on given it's near impossible for anyone to win that many times, and they'll look at the surveillance cameras and find out who won that much. Between court fees from unpaid taxes, paying the unpaid taxes, and lawyer fees, you'll be in the red just because you didn't file it.

    you couldn't be more wrong if you tried. sure, they're going to check cameras in every store in the state to see who is cashing all the under 500.00 tickets. the people that work for the state and the lottery have trouble ordering lunch if they show up for work at all. there would be no lawyers fees, court fees etc. even in the remote chance you did get caught. it isn't even a remote chance, it's no chance. they would just send you a bill which you could negotiate down. the irs doesn't jail people unless they are bernie madoff types. there is no one checking under 500.00 lottery wins. they can't keep up to the over 500.00 ones. how they would tie up a person with cashing those tickets is a mystery of the ages and is not possible.

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      Posted: August 3, 2016, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

      LOTTERY PLAYERS CHANCES OF DYING ARE HIGHER BY GOING TO LOTTERY RETAILERS TO PLAY THE LOTTERY.

       

      PLAYING THE LOTTERY ONLINE IS LESS RISKY.

       

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        Posted: August 21, 2016, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

        Any winnings in NY ($600 or less) you collect from a bodega don't require IRS paperwork.

        IRS will know about it only if you tell them. 

        I guess it's an individual choice. 

         

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