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Losing Massachusetts scratch tickets

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 7 years ago by DoctorEw220.

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Posted: June 5, 2010, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

Hello folks, I just came across a hoard of losing MA scratch tickets, I assume they are all losers unless the buyer missed any! I am wondering if there is a market for these used tickets. I am goingt through a house for these older people and trying to scrape up as much money for them as possible. If they have no cash value I would then consider giving them away rather than using them as land fill. Also how far back can you use old scratch tickets as a tax write-off? I probably have 20 large boxes stuffed full of these tickets but that is just a guess, there could be more or a little less. Thank you for your time.   Dave

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    Posted: June 5, 2010, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

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    Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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      Posted: June 12, 2010, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

      How old are the tix? Many folks collect old ones. do a search on ebay or CL. Where in Mass are they located? I may be interested in checking them out.

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        Posted: July 6, 2010, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

        I'd imagine you could use them for a tax write-off, if you can prove that they were purchased that year.  I know a few people who have done that to offset a big win.  I think you'd need to mail them in with your tax form.

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