|Posted: February 15, 2010, 8:48 pm - IP Logged|
Excellent point! They save on paper work by not taxing those individual tix. It is costlier for the state to PAY the salaries of state tax collectors than the time it takes to chase down the little >$600 (less than) taxables. The state would rather just give you the money to spend on the local economy or re-gamble the money.
But these SOB statists are a petty greedy bunch, remember when Bonus Match 5 was "taxes paid"? No mas! WHY YOU ASK? A taxi driver down in Bethesda MD. hit the BM5 6 times straight or more and they had to pay the taxes on a couple hundred thousand, the next week it was back to
YOU PAY THE TAXES!
I stopped playing BM5 for more than $2 anymore.
I don't know about whats costlier or not i do know you can get a single pick 3 or 4 number on one ticket for 7 consecutive days. But if you want it for midday and evening you will get two tickets.
So suppose you played 377 for a week midday and evening an 377 came out twice midday for a dollar straight will they treat it as one ticket for separate draws or combine the win amount at 1000 dollars and force you to pay tax.
hence i want separate tickets.
It's ridiculous to get the same number multiple times on one ticket unless you don't care if you have to pay taxes.
I'll have to check on whether you can get several individual pick 3 or 4 tickets on the same ticket in Maryland. Like 123 - 458 -569- etc.
It may be possible if the operator knows what buttons to push. And it may depend on what features are installed on the terminals. I was surprised they got powerball up and running on the machines as fast as they did. So it might just be a software fix that could create it.
I could see the confusion now when the tellers ask do you want your pick 3-4-5 mega ball multi match and powerball tickets all on one ticket.
I am also pretty sure they use recycled paper.
Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!
I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.