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Posted: March 24, 2013, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

yes i have been there many times, but sometimes i just mail in my tickets and they send me checks Mail For Yousaves me time & gasDance

I would be to nervous to send tickets through the mail

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    Posted: March 24, 2013, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

    That must have been an awesome feeling, good win

    Thank you! I was surreal.

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      Posted: March 24, 2013, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

      I so enjoy whenever I have a reason (I won!) to visit my local Lottery office.  It's such a magical place in a way.  A place where most everybody you see there on line with you is a winner....happy.  They hand you your winnings (money) right away...no problem.   Just like making a withdrawl from the bank. I was talking to a guy on line who won 10 grand on one of the lower tier mega prizes. I hang out at one of the largest lotto retailers in NY and the customers I talk to all feel the same way.

      I can't wait to go back. How exhilirating it is to be a winner.  At least in the context of winning lottery money goes.

      Is it enjoyable for you too?

      Never been inside one but l find what you posted intriguing this line of yours " they hand you your winnings right away"- do they deduct the federal & State tax off the top as well? Out here in California you can have the retail store where you purchased the ticket pay you out up to $599.00- anything above that you need to go through their lottery offices but you making it sound like the local lottery offices have some serious cash floating around. Could they cut you a cheque for a million,  just asking..

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        Posted: March 25, 2013, 1:16 am - IP Logged

        Well...I've never won more than $1,000...twice.    I've also had a couple of $700+ wins.   It was real cool walking up to the window (just like at the bank); handing the lady your winning ticket (just like a withdrawl slip) and she issues me a $1,000 check on the spot.  Prints it out right in front of me. 

        I sign a special form that specifiies I will be responsible for the taxes and I walk out happy.  I always make sure to claim my winnings when doing taxes.  I'm not sure if they gave me the option of them taking out taxes when I claimed my prize.

        I think it is much better to put together a string of wins under $500 and get paid (cash) by the retailer.

        I don't know at what point (a prize is so large)  that they have to mail it to you.  I can't wait to find out.

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          Posted: March 25, 2013, 1:24 am - IP Logged

          I would be to nervous to send tickets through the mail

          why? LOL

           

          you wouldn't believe what i did one time i send $2500.00 cash to my friend and when she went to get her mail at the post office the clerk said do you want to pay the postage she's like okay i guess, dummy me forgot to put a stamps on the envelopeCrazy

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            Posted: March 25, 2013, 7:53 am - IP Logged

            I would be to nervous to send tickets through the mail

            Yeah, I agree.

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              Posted: March 25, 2013, 10:21 am - IP Logged

              Been to one in Virginia. If i knew they had a scratchoff machine i would of brought enough $$ to buy each one. Should of seen her face when i gave her my NY liscense.

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                Posted: March 25, 2013, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                A few years ago I took a trip to up north for some other business and I did go by the lottey's h/quarters,

                did'nt go inside, just want to know exactly where it is.

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                  Posted: March 25, 2013, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                  A few years ago I took a trip to up north for some other business and I did go by the lottey's h/quarters,

                  did'nt go inside, just want to know exactly where it is.

                  @ US 1 & US 206, the brunswick circle, lawrenceville NJ.

                  that's cool, i don't know why but we have 3 offices here Patriot

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                    Posted: March 25, 2013, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                    Thank you! I was surreal.

                    I Agree! You are always surreal.


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                      Posted: March 25, 2013, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                      I Agree! You are always surreal.

                      I Agree!