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Mega Millions Rolls On

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Posted: July 9, 2005, 3:43 am - IP Logged

It's now $100,000,000. Intrestingly enough, Euro Millions is at US$97 mil, and while that's in cash, it's also a 2 euro ticket, or about US$2.75. Maybe they should merge? If we get MUSLs Global Game they might have to.

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    Posted: July 10, 2005, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

    I think Mega Millions should merge because the US Virgin Islands has Powerball.

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      Posted: July 11, 2005, 1:53 am - IP Logged

      Wouldn't work unless powerball switches to a cash prize also. Powerball and Euromillions would both have to change their matrix and many other things. The rules alone would be a challenge.


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        Posted: July 14, 2005, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

        $122m for Friday, July 15.

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          Posted: July 14, 2005, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

          It's now $100,000,000. Intrestingly enough, Euro Millions is at US$97 mil, and while that's in cash, it's also a 2 euro ticket, or about US$2.75. Maybe they should merge? If we get MUSLs Global Game they might have to.

          Not only cash, but also tax-free.

          Tomorrow's Euro Millions drawing is the equivalent of a $290 million Powerball or MM draw.

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            Posted: July 14, 2005, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

            If you live in the U.S., your winnings from any lottery anywhere in the world is subject to state and federal taxes and some cities add city taxes.

            RJOh

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: July 14, 2005, 6:49 pm - IP Logged
              I wonder if the tax law regarding the lottery will ever change here in the US. By taxing jackpot winners, its bascially a sort of double taxation. Ofcourse the tax revenue is nice for the government but how can European countries afford to forgo that tax income from lottery winners and still raise enough money for government services? I think in this sense our government is just being greedy.

              When it comes to lottery, Europe is just so much more advance. The winnings are lump sum (if the winners want annuity, they can get it themselves) and tax free. Just awesome.

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                Posted: July 14, 2005, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

                Double taxation has never bothered politicians before, why start now.