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Posted: March 17, 2009, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

Can u play (and hopefully win) the lottery in one state but live in another? For example, if u live on the border of NY and NJ and occasionally play scratch off games in NY, is it legal/ok?  Thanks all. Cheers


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    Posted: March 17, 2009, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

    Can u play (and hopefully win) the lottery in one state but live in another? For example, if u live on the border of NY and NJ and occasionally play scratch off games in NY, is it legal/ok?  Thanks all. Cheers

    Yes.

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      Posted: March 17, 2009, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

      thankx mike. Ive noticed NY has had better sctratch off games lately anyway.

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        Posted: March 17, 2009, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

        Can u play (and hopefully win) the lottery in one state but live in another? For example, if u live on the border of NY and NJ and occasionally play scratch off games in NY, is it legal/ok?  Thanks all. Cheers

        Yes, but you cannot mail a lottery ticket or receive one in the mail.  

        So if someone mailed you your ticket that eventually WON, could your winnings be denied because it was received by you by mail?

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          Posted: March 17, 2009, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

          greg-

           

          im not mailing tickets, but rather just buying occasional scratch off tickets from a store in NY....

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            Posted: March 18, 2009, 1:28 am - IP Logged

            Just don't give them a reason not to pay you, like volunteering your aunt mailed you the ticket or you paid a friend to buy it for you.  Some people just don't know when to keep their mouth shut and it can be costly.

            "I just found this million dollar winning ticket in your store's trash, that means it's all mine, right?"

            "I just won big on this scratch ticket I haven't paid for yet, can I pay you now?"

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              Posted: March 18, 2009, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

              Just don't give them a reason not to pay you, like volunteering your aunt mailed you the ticket or you paid a friend to buy it for you.  Some people just don't know when to keep their mouth shut and it can be costly.

              "I just found this million dollar winning ticket in your store's trash, that means it's all mine, right?"

              "I just won big on this scratch ticket I haven't paid for yet, can I pay you now?"

              BobP

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                Posted: March 20, 2009, 2:37 am - IP Logged

                Just don't give them a reason not to pay you, like volunteering your aunt mailed you the ticket or you paid a friend to buy it for you.  Some people just don't know when to keep their mouth shut and it can be costly.

                "I just found this million dollar winning ticket in your store's trash, that means it's all mine, right?"

                "I just won big on this scratch ticket I haven't paid for yet, can I pay you now?"

                BobP

                I agree with you

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                  Posted: March 20, 2009, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

                  Yes you can live in one state and play a game or buy a ticket in another one.  However if you win a big prize (ie one big enough to have taxes with held) you probably will have to pay state taxes for both states..... if both states have state taxes on lottery winnings.

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                    Posted: March 20, 2009, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                    Just don't give them a reason not to pay you, like volunteering your aunt mailed you the ticket or you paid a friend to buy it for you.  Some people just don't know when to keep their mouth shut and it can be costly.

                    "I just found this million dollar winning ticket in your store's trash, that means it's all mine, right?"

                    "I just won big on this scratch ticket I haven't paid for yet, can I pay you now?"

                    BobP

                    I thought if you found a ticket,AND its not signed its yours or at least thats how it is in Tn. Thats why they tell you to sign your tickets...

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                      Posted: March 20, 2009, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes you can live in one state and play a game or buy a ticket in another one.  However if you win a big prize (ie one big enough to have taxes with held) you probably will have to pay state taxes for both states..... if both states have state taxes on lottery winnings.

                      Most states have reciprical (sp?) tax agreements with surrounding states for workers who live in one state but earn their living in another state.Consult your tax advisor if you have a winning ticket large enough to be taxed on.

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                        Posted: March 21, 2009, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

                        I thought if you found a ticket,AND its not signed its yours or at least thats how it is in Tn. Thats why they tell you to sign your tickets...

                        I once found a scratcher in wal-mart on the floor. I took it to my local convient store. The ticket wasn't one they were selling but it was a Kansas ticket so I got my dollar

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                          Posted: March 21, 2009, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Yes of course!

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