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Pick 4 in New Jersey you have to wait 3 weeks to receive your money!

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motay38's avatar - batman38
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Posted: February 13, 2010, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

Hi Rowen,  8282

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    Posted: February 13, 2010, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations on your straight hit!!! Very NiceHyper

    The three week period sounds right for NJ - they will check to see if you owe any child support or other payments to the State. 

    If so, I believe those monies will be deducted from your payout. 

    I would not trust a local lottery retailer to fill out paperwork and send ticket to Trenton,

    I would rather drive there myself to ensure the ticket is processed correctly.Lep


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      Posted: February 13, 2010, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

      Hey dr.....it appears that this is a state specific thing.  New Jersey will not honor cash winnings over $599.50 (see my copy/paste from the NJ website).  $2500 is a lot of money to keep around.  Who carries that much cash?  :)

      In Maryland we can take a winning pick 4 ticket or tickets to many places that will cash the ticket/s on the spot and some places will even give you free tickets for cashing them in their place of business. As long as your SS number clears the terminals check against you.... meaning if you owe the state any money they wouldn't cash it.

      You would then be require to take the tickets to the lottery office.

       

      Calabs i already posted the link to the New Jersey lottery rules for cashing  tickets.

      here are the rules.

      http://www.state.nj.us/lottery/games/1-4-3_p4_rules.htm

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        Posted: February 14, 2010, 12:22 am - IP Logged

        Hey dr.....it appears that this is a state specific thing.  New Jersey will not honor cash winnings over $599.50 (see my copy/paste from the NJ website).  $2500 is a lot of money to keep around.  Who carries that much cash?  :)

        Hi calabs! Wow, I didn't know that some states only paid up to $600...DOH! I guess a lot of what other posters said about *checking* things

        makes sense but I've only had to submit my license for the claim form information only. The retailers alway pay tickets up to $2,500 here...it does

        depend on whether they have enough cash on hand, otherwise they write a check...and I think in the case of Turkey Hill, give a money order.

        The bigger supermarkets are a go for walking in with a slip of paper and walking out with a lot of bills Big Smile The smaller grocery store near me

        is good for paying out wins on certain days up to $1,500 cash....but I've already received checks from them when they were low on cash...

        that's fine because their bank is my bank. No problem. It does depend on where you go, when you go..mid-morning - early afternoon seem

        to be best...and of course how much you have to turn in. If PA would change what they do now, that would be a drag.

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          Posted: February 14, 2010, 9:18 am - IP Logged

          In Maryland we can take a winning pick 4 ticket or tickets to many places that will cash the ticket/s on the spot and some places will even give you free tickets for cashing them in their place of business. As long as your SS number clears the terminals check against you.... meaning if you owe the state any money they wouldn't cash it.

          You would then be require to take the tickets to the lottery office.

           

          Calabs i already posted the link to the New Jersey lottery rules for cashing  tickets.

          here are the rules.

          http://www.state.nj.us/lottery/games/1-4-3_p4_rules.htm

          Thanks four4me...!  How did I miss that BIG OLE BLUE LINK when I read your post?!  Sorry for any redundancies.  Embarassed

          Lep

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            Posted: February 14, 2010, 9:48 am - IP Logged

            Hello:

             

            Sorry to hear that you have to wait for your money,  ^5 on hitting the pick 4, what were the numbers?  lol

            In Missouri, I hit the pick 4, several times last year, str/box, for, $3,250.00 and for, $3, 500.

            Here, anything over, $600.01 is taxable , 25%.

            I won $3250.00 on the pick 4, had to pay, $895.00 in Federal Tax, and $140 in State.  Look at that, that's $1,000 in taxes, so, to me, I really only won, $2250.00.

            So, my theory with playing pick 4, is focus on 1 number, and run it, 5 times. lol,

            Anyway, in Missouri, we can go to a local lottery office, submit the ticket, fill out a tax form, and receive a check, that day.

            The reason they are making you wait, is, they will run your name, if you owe, taxes, child support, court orders, liens, tickets, state , if you owe anyone, they will allow them to take that money, before they issue you a check, OMG, it's terrible.

             

            Good hit, and I wish you more hits.

             

            Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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              Posted: February 14, 2010, 9:51 am - IP Logged

              Something doesn't sound right here motay38.  While you DO have to wait for the money (anything over $599.50 I believe) there is a form you can fill out anywhere that sells lottery tickets.  The lottery agent mails in the form with your ticket, and you receive a check in about 3 weeks.  No need to travel to Trenton.  Have you gone to the NJ lottery website for information?

              I use to work in the state of New Jersey and hit the Pick-4 there several times. Unless things have changed competely from a few years ago you can get a form to fill out from the Lottery Retailer. You complete the form and send it in with the winning ticket. I would make copies of the ticket and the form for your own records and send it in registered or certified mail.

              They do the processing and mail you back a check, it did take a couple of weeks for the check to arrive. The great thing about New Jersey is that there is no tax on the lottery, however I suggest that you have federal taxes withheld so you don't get into a pickle with your Uncle Sam.

              If your retailer does'nt have the forms you should be able to downlaod them from the New Jersey Website.

               >Michael

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                Posted: February 14, 2010, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                I use to work in the state of New Jersey and hit the Pick-4 there several times. Unless things have changed competely from a few years ago you can get a form to fill out from the Lottery Retailer. You complete the form and send it in with the winning ticket. I would make copies of the ticket and the form for your own records and send it in registered or certified mail.

                They do the processing and mail you back a check, it did take a couple of weeks for the check to arrive. The great thing about New Jersey is that there is no tax on the lottery, however I suggest that you have federal taxes withheld so you don't get into a pickle with your Uncle Sam.

                If your retailer does'nt have the forms you should be able to downlaod them from the New Jersey Website.

                 >Michael

                FYI: Last year the Governor of NJ made NJ Lottery Winnings Taxable! Thumbs Down

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                  mjwinsmith's avatar - moon

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                  Posted: February 14, 2010, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                  FYI: Last year the Governor of NJ made NJ Lottery Winnings Taxable! Thumbs Down

                  Thanks for the info, been a couple of years since I played there. What a bummer, that's what made the win that much better was no State of New Jersey Tax.

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                    Posted: February 14, 2010, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                    Hi Rowen,  8282

                    Oh shoot, that is the number I hit off of years ago, LOL (smile).

                     >Michael

                      motay38's avatar - batman38
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                      Posted: February 14, 2010, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                      Thanks Mjwinsmith,

                       

                      I got the form and it's off in the mail!!!  Thanks to everyone for your help here, it was most appreciated.

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                        Posted: February 14, 2010, 10:25 am - IP Logged

                        Thanks Mjwinsmith,

                         

                        I got the form and it's off in the mail!!!  Thanks to everyone for your help here, it was most appreciated.

                        Wink

                        You are so welcome, and congratulations on your win.

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                          Posted: February 14, 2010, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                          Well dang!!!  i played 8282, i think i might have to start looking into doing that, just can't figure out which is my favorite Wink.  Thank, it was my first str pick4, and i was excited.  Well in 2-3 weeks, I'll have some doe!!!  Thank you and Good Luck to you as well!!!!

                           

                          Happy Hitting!!!!

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                            Posted: February 14, 2010, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                            Hello:

                             

                            Sorry to hear that you have to wait for your money,  ^5 on hitting the pick 4, what were the numbers?  lol

                            In Missouri, I hit the pick 4, several times last year, str/box, for, $3,250.00 and for, $3, 500.

                            Here, anything over, $600.01 is taxable , 25%.

                            I won $3250.00 on the pick 4, had to pay, $895.00 in Federal Tax, and $140 in State.  Look at that, that's $1,000 in taxes, so, to me, I really only won, $2250.00.

                            So, my theory with playing pick 4, is focus on 1 number, and run it, 5 times. lol,

                            Anyway, in Missouri, we can go to a local lottery office, submit the ticket, fill out a tax form, and receive a check, that day.

                            The reason they are making you wait, is, they will run your name, if you owe, taxes, child support, court orders, liens, tickets, state , if you owe anyone, they will allow them to take that money, before they issue you a check, OMG, it's terrible.

                             

                            Good hit, and I wish you more hits.

                             

                            Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            yeah it's so unfair MO has higher payout than IL but congrats Smiley

                             

                            I totally agreed about loading up on a number. It's rare that you would win anyway so why not make it big. Buying 4 more tixs doesn't really help your odds

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                              When I went to collect recently in NY, I had to wait until the next day but all I did was sign the back of the ticket, print my name and put my ss #. They cut me a check right there and I drove 1 minute away to their bank and cashed it before the state goes totally broke...lol Oh, and they gae me the wonderful w-2 form for uncle sam.

                              Don't forget to save all of your losing tickets and scratch offs, you can write them off but for not more than your winnings.. Wink

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