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Going to the Lottery Office this afternoon! Woot!

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Posted: October 10, 2013, 8:02 am - IP Logged

WooHoo!!! I won just over $600, so I have to claim my prize at the lottery office this afternoon!

It's my first time there. Any advice? Any questions I should ask?

 

I'm hoping there is no photo as it is a small amount of money. And I think I can opt out of it, if they ask for one.

I'm also going to ask them questions about "what if I won PB" and get their advice, er, a bit "early". 

 

And as great as this win is, it completely pays for the 4 new tires I need - and hopefully the car check-up I need too. I'm really happy I don't have to go into more debt to get my car fixed!

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"Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss


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    Posted: October 10, 2013, 8:16 am - IP Logged

    WooHoo!!! I won just over $600, so I have to claim my prize at the lottery office this afternoon!

    It's my first time there. Any advice? Any questions I should ask?

     

    I'm hoping there is no photo as it is a small amount of money. And I think I can opt out of it, if they ask for one.

    I'm also going to ask them questions about "what if I won PB" and get their advice, er, a bit "early". 

     

    And as great as this win is, it completely pays for the 4 new tires I need - and hopefully the car check-up I need too. I'm really happy I don't have to go into more debt to get my car fixed!

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    Gratz! Nice hit.
    I've never been to a lottery office can you come back after you go and tell us what it was like?

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      Posted: October 10, 2013, 9:27 am - IP Logged

      Fill out the claim form. In virginia they give you a check with a w2g form attached so don't forget that some is taxes which suxs. What did you win.

      From what i seen, it looks like NC might show your pic if it's around 1k.

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        CHERRY HILL, NJ
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        Posted: October 10, 2013, 11:12 am - IP Logged

        WooHoo!!! I won just over $600, so I have to claim my prize at the lottery office this afternoon!

        It's my first time there. Any advice? Any questions I should ask?

         

        I'm hoping there is no photo as it is a small amount of money. And I think I can opt out of it, if they ask for one.

        I'm also going to ask them questions about "what if I won PB" and get their advice, er, a bit "early". 

         

        And as great as this win is, it completely pays for the 4 new tires I need - and hopefully the car check-up I need too. I'm really happy I don't have to go into more debt to get my car fixed!

        Party

        Make sure you have no liens against you. I heard about this guy, who was so happy to have won $3K on a daily numbers game, he was in the lottery so fast. But, the IRS was faster. Sooner had he signed on the dotted line and off it went to his creditors. REMEMBER, BIG BROTHER IS ALWAYS WATCHING YOU !

        Also, if you have a kid over 18, you can ask him to claim it for you. They will pay lower tax rates and may not even need to pay any at all, depending on their situation, for the $600 claim you have.

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          Posted: October 10, 2013, 11:26 am - IP Logged

          I've never won enough to have to go a lottery office to collect.  In Ohio any prize over $599 and less than $5000 can be collect at any authorized bank after the winning ticket is verified by a retailer and a claim form is completed.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            CHERRY HILL, NJ
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            Posted: October 10, 2013, 11:34 am - IP Logged

            I've never won enough to have to go a lottery office to collect.  In Ohio any prize over $599 and less than $5000 can be collect at any authorized bank after the winning ticket is verified by a retailer and a claim form is completed.

            I won $1K once in NY and all I had to do was go to a regional office, this time at the 2nd floor of Empire State Casino in Yonkers. You give them the ticket, sign on the dotted line and they hand you your check.

            You turn around the corner and cash the check with the casino cashier box and you're good to go (spend it all downstairs with the 1-arm bandits or make a wise but difficult choice to exit with your cash intact).

            I just won in NJ but its different here. You have to mail in your claim form and wait for the mailman to come back with your check. I hope it goes fast. I'lll keep you posted.

            I hope NJ and other states will follow NY's example and make it easier for people to get their winnings.

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              Posted: October 10, 2013, 11:52 am - IP Logged

              I won $1K once in NY and all I had to do was go to a regional office, this time at the 2nd floor of Empire State Casino in Yonkers. You give them the ticket, sign on the dotted line and they hand you your check.

              You turn around the corner and cash the check with the casino cashier box and you're good to go (spend it all downstairs with the 1-arm bandits or make a wise but difficult choice to exit with your cash intact).

              I just won in NJ but its different here. You have to mail in your claim form and wait for the mailman to come back with your check. I hope it goes fast. I'lll keep you posted.

              I hope NJ and other states will follow NY's example and make it easier for people to get their winnings.

              I had a $1200 win about a year ago, mailed it in, about 3 weeks went by and I started thinking that maybe it got lost in  the mail.

              Called them and they said "the checks in the mail" LOL sure enough I got it the next day.

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                Posted: October 10, 2013, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                congratulation's d1; hope thing's go well for you and safety in your travel's wherever you go!@

                 

                I am in Canada, and hope to win and go to a lottery office, and get my life going in a better direction- cheer's to you and everybody!

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                  CHERRY HILL, NJ
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                  Posted: October 10, 2013, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

                  congratulation's d1; hope thing's go well for you and safety in your travel's wherever you go!@

                   

                  I am in Canada, and hope to win and go to a lottery office, and get my life going in a better direction- cheer's to you and everybody!

                  Bonne Chance!

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                    Posted: October 10, 2013, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                    congratulation's d1; hope thing's go well for you and safety in your travel's wherever you go!@

                     

                    I am in Canada, and hope to win and go to a lottery office, and get my life going in a better direction- cheer's to you and everybody!

                    You'll have to win a jackpot if you expect to get your life going in a different direction.

                    I won $1500 earlier this year and at the time went from $400 in the hole to $1100 ahead as for my lottery spending.  Now I've spent that on lottery tickets and I'm $700 in the hole as for my lottery spending.  Not much of a change in direction.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: October 10, 2013, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats!

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                        Posted: October 10, 2013, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

                        Congratulations!  It's so very nice to hear about a prize being hit and it truly meaning something to the winner!Cheers

                        I remain, patiently optimistic

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                          Posted: October 10, 2013, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                          Congrats! Ask for one of them Big Checks Cheers

                          "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                            Posted: October 10, 2013, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

                            Congratulations dk1421!

                            Don't stop at a bar on the way home and do not tell strangers near you about what you just won Wink

                            ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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                              Posted: October 10, 2013, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

                              That's so awesome... Congrats