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Do you play an overseas lottery?

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Bondi Junction
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Posted: March 26, 2008, 4:35 am - IP Logged

I still play the UK national lottery. I played when I lived in London and continued to play by subscription after I moved to Australia. I have not won any big prizes yet, but I regularly win 5 and 10 pound prizes. If I win a big prize I'll let you know.

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    Posted: March 26, 2008, 4:42 am - IP Logged

    you say you win 5 and 10 pound prizes?  i wish i could win some money that weighs that much!!

     

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      I still play the UK national lottery. I played when I lived in London and continued to play by subscription after I moved to Australia. I have not won any big prizes yet, but I regularly win 5 and 10 pound prizes. If I win a big prize I'll let you know.

      I don't play overseas. I only play in one state, unless I am traveling. Good luck to you.

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        Posted: March 26, 2008, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

        In my state of Ohio, the games MegaMillions (5/56+1/46), Classic Lotto (6/49), Rolling Cash5 (5/39), Pick3, Pick4 and Keno are all available locally.  That's more than enough games for me to lose more than I can afford or to play for a prize as big as any in the world.

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          I lose more than enough money to American lotterys.I don't see any sense in losing my money to another country's lottery,too.

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            you say you win 5 and 10 pound prizes?  i wish i could win some money that weighs that much!!

             

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            That's really funny! Couldn't stop laughing! Good one!

            Play to win!

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              Posted: March 26, 2008, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

              I don't normally play overseas lotteries, but I'm originally from the UK and know the British National Lottery is above board. I may never win a large prize, but I enjoy the fun of playing. And, as the revenue raised is used for good causes in the UK, I'm helping local communities in the UK. Some of the lottery revenue is being used for the 2012 Olympics in London, so I'm also assisting that.

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                I played the Australian 6/45 right up to the last day they allowed U.S. players.   If I lived in Canada  I would still be playing.  2 tickets for an Au dollar and two bonus balls to help you win.  If I won I'd move there so no taxes on the prize.  BobP

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                  Posted: March 27, 2008, 4:34 am - IP Logged

                  Bob:

                  You could play the UK lottery by subscription like I do, buy you do need a UK address to do so.

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                    Posted: March 27, 2008, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                    I lose more than enough money to American lotterys.I don't see any sense in losing my money to another country's lottery,too.

                    In a word, taxes, or more precisely, no taxes. At least for residents of those countries.

                    When I lived in Germany I played the Hessen Lotto (first one I ever played) but here in the U.S. it seems all the offers to play foreign lottos aren't legit.  

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.


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                      In a word, taxes, or more precisely, no taxes. At least for residents of those countries.

                      When I lived in Germany I played the Hessen Lotto (first one I ever played) but here in the U.S. it seems all the offers to play foreign lottos aren't legit.  

                      I suppose the only way to legally play a foriegn lottery would to be physically in that country.If you were to win,you would probably have to renounce your U.S. citizenship to avoid paying taxes on the win.As long as you are a citizen of the U.S.,you would owe taxes on your winnings.

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                        Posted: March 27, 2008, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                        Very true. I remember way back when an American couple won the Canadian lottery and Uncle Sam wanted a good portion of it. They said considering that, they would gladly listen to "Oh Canada" at the start of a baseball game.

                        Even at that, they told they'd have to pay the taxes the moment they stepped back into the U.S.  

                        As far as I know, we're the only country that taxes gambling winnings.  

                        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                        Lep

                        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                          Very true. I remember way back when an American couple won the Canadian lottery and Uncle Sam wanted a good portion of it. They said considering that, they would gladly listen to "Oh Canada" at the start of a baseball game.

                          Even at that, they told they'd have to pay the taxes the moment they stepped back into the U.S.  

                          As far as I know, we're the only country that taxes gambling winnings.  


                          As I think  you already know, in Australia the tax is in the ticket price, so every player pays the taxes for the winners.  It would be really nice if the U.S. did the same thing, but I don't think it's going to happen any time soon.  BobP

                           


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                            As I think  you already know, in Australia the tax is in the ticket price, so every player pays the taxes for the winners.  It would be really nice if the U.S. did the same thing, but I don't think it's going to happen any time soon.  BobP

                             

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                              Posted: March 27, 2008, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

                              It is easier if you are an overseas Brit, as a UK address is required.

                               

                              I play by subscription, which is very convenient, I pay monthly by direct debit, again you need a UK bank account to do this. Otherwise, you must pay the full amount up-front. The lottery also credits prizes to my bank account, and emails me that I have won a prize, I have to log-in the find out how much; which is a little exciting. I think for large prizes you need to collect in person. I have only won small prizes so far.

                               

                              The British government should make it easier for overseas British to play the lottery. The Government gets 12% "Lottery Duty" from every ticket sold. And reading about the recent UK budget, the Treasury needs ever penny it can get hold of.

                              I bet many thousands of us would like play. We could have a little harmless fun and the government could make extra dosh; plus all the good causes and the Olympics

                              It would be a win win situation, pardon the pun.