Hawaii is the latest state to take first steps of starting a lottery
Lottery bill is passed by Senate education committee
By Kate Northrop
A bill that advocates for the creation of a state lottery was approved by the Hawaii Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, which means that the state is one step closer to potentially operating its own lottery.
Following Alabama, Hawaii is the latest state to push a lottery bill to the Senate Judiciary to further the discussion of starting a lottery that could generate additional revenue for the state.
The bill ...
Feb 12, 2021, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum
New Jersey scammer defrauds 3 elderly women of $675,000
Lotteries urge players to be wary of the telltale signs you are being scammed
By Kate Northrop
A scammer from New Jersey tricked three elderly women across the country into sending her over $675,000 by convincing them that they owed prepaid taxes as a prerequisite for claiming a prize that didn't exist.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for New Jersey, Shanile Lyle, 27, of Orange was charged on Monday with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after wrongly convincing her v ...
Dec 4, 2020, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Some lawmakers say Hawaii lottery has a chance this year
It comes up nearly every legislative session, but could this be the year that Hawaii lawmakers legalize gambling with a lottery?
Both House and Senate lawmakers have introduced bills that would establish a state-run lottery, including keno.
Officials say attempts at some form of gaming have been around since 1887 none of which have been successful, but some lawmakers believe the political climate and public perspective has shifted enough that the odds are in their favor.
You have the L ...
Jan 29, 2016, 8:41 am - Lottery News forum
Hawaii lawmaker introduces bill to create state lottery
It doesn't have a hearing scheduled yet, but there is now a bill to create a state lottery in Hawaii.
It was introduced last Friday by Joe Souki, the speaker of the House of Representatives, who said recently that a lottery for the state is a distinct possibility.
House Bill 1830 authorizes the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to license a single operator for a lottery, including keno.
A lottery, according to the legislation, would benefit people in this way:
enhancing th ...
Jan 26, 2016, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Hawaii residents now taxed on Vegas winnings even if they lose
A new bill signed into law this month by Gov. Linda Lingle has some frequent Las Vegas visitors and local CPAs scratching their heads.
Under House Bill 1495, no longer will gamblers be able to offset their winnings with their losses for Hawaii state income tax purposes. Previously gamblers would be taxed only on their net winnings, but now they will be taxed on gross winnings.
A Hawaii resident who wins $10,000 in a year, for example, and loses $9,000 in the same year used to be ta ...
Jul 30, 2009, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum
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