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Keeping losing tickets

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 4 years ago by sully16.

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Do you keep all your losing tickets

Yes [ 11 ]  [40.74%]
No [ 13 ]  [48.15%]
Some but not all [ 3 ]  [11.11%]
Total Valid Votes [ 27 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  
karinda's avatar - WINGS
New Jersey
United States
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March 25, 2011
2855 Posts
Posted: March 28, 2013, 1:22 am - IP Logged

btw, if your state has replay program for losing scratch-off, you should keep the losing tickets after registering the ticket numbers. While you are not required to keep the tickets, it is better to keep them just in case there is any question about the tickets.

In NJ the tickets are required to claim your prize in the MillionDollarReplay second chance drawing, at least according to the web-site.

I won a few gift packs years ago, and they required that I mail them the tickets for those as well.

Best of Luck!


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    Member #130213
    July 9, 2012
    387 Posts
    Posted: March 28, 2013, 7:26 am - IP Logged

    for tax purpose if I get a big win you  can deduct your lossses up to the winning amount but not over it

    So true. I heard from an IRS guy who with his team, pulled an all-nighter counting losing tickets of a guy who claimed a lot of losses. IMHO, I think they did it for the overtime $$$$. Regardless, keeping them can come in handy, just in case you win the big one and need to claim losses.

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      Member #70550
      February 5, 2009
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      Posted: March 29, 2013, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

      Yes I keep my tickets, am like the guy who was on Winning the lottery, he had been playing for years and had bags full of lottery tickets.

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        April 14, 2006
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        Posted: March 29, 2013, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

        The losing tickets have to be from the same financial year as the tax year to count, right? Anways I never keep them. I hate being reminded of  failures.

        That money's gone fo ever

          grwurston's avatar - 144
          Let's Go Rangers!!!
          bel air maryland
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          April 24, 2010
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          Posted: March 29, 2013, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

          I saved them for a year two different times. At the end of the year I added them up to see how much I spent. I was

          surprized. It was more than I would have thought. But it was still a winning year both times. I haven't saved them since...

          "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

          The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

          Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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            Posted: March 30, 2013, 1:12 pm - IP Logged


            I Love Pink & Green 1908

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
              Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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              Posted: March 30, 2013, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

              Yep, just in case for tax purposes if I win something decent.

                sully16's avatar - sharan
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                October 28, 2009
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                Posted: March 31, 2013, 3:47 am - IP Logged

                Yep, just in case for tax purposes if I win something decent.

                would be nice to need them for thsat purpose

                 HyperBe Happy.