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How much cut will you take if you were to sell a winning ticket?

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: October 29, 2013, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

You have to remember that they don't tax lottery winnings overseas. If the jp was 100,000 the buyer would get  20,000  for the hustle.  I think there's plenty of people who would be willing to take that offer today. What would be tough is how to execute the deal and come out unscathed.

"What would be tough is how to execute the deal and come out unscathed."

Roger that.

If there's one thing I can't stand, it's being scathed.

It always makes me disgruntled.

    Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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    Posted: October 29, 2013, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

    "What would be tough is how to execute the deal and come out unscathed."

    Roger that.

    If there's one thing I can't stand, it's being scathed.

    It always makes me disgruntled.

    LOL

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: October 29, 2013, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

      About a year ago upon returning to my vehicle after grocery shopping, a lady approached me claiming she had a winning Florida Lotto ticket worth over $5000 and that she would be willing to sell it for $3000 cash. She stated that she was here illegally and was scared to go cash it at lottery headquarters. She even volunteered to go back inside Publix to validate the ticket. I felt she was being truthful but still denied her request as I had my child with me.

      You hear about stories similar to this frequently where they actually set you up for a robbery. Apparently it didn't deter a nearby gentleman who had overheard her request. I saw both of them walking back toward the supermarket as I was pulling out of my parking space. I am fairly sure he went through with it but it wasn't worth my time or safety.

      The nearby gentleman was probably her partner.  While she had offered to go back into Publix to validate the ticket, he was there to divert her from having to do so.  Had you been able to play along, he would had offered her considerably less which would have given you a chance to offer her more but still less than the $3000 she wanted.  For this scam to work, you would have be greedy and willing to take advantage of the poor woman.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: October 30, 2013, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

        "What would be tough is how to execute the deal and come out unscathed."

        Roger that.

        If there's one thing I can't stand, it's being scathed.

        It always makes me disgruntled.

        haha welcome back local comic.

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: October 30, 2013, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

          Anyone buying winning lottery tickets at a discount is a crook and dealing with a crook make you a crook.  And if you are a crook selling your winning lottery tickets so you can continue to collect benefits meant to help those who really need them then you are also a thief.

          I agree with you but I have heard of people doing that very thing or either getting a relative to claim it so they wouldn't lose any benefits they're getting.

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            Posted: October 30, 2013, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

            "What would be tough is how to execute the deal and come out unscathed."

            Roger that.

            If there's one thing I can't stand, it's being scathed.

            It always makes me disgruntled.

            LOL

            So I guess if you're unscathed then you're "gruntled"

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              Posted: October 31, 2013, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

              Anyone buying winning lottery tickets at a discount is a crook and dealing with a crook make you a crook.  And if you are a crook selling your winning lottery tickets so you can continue to collect benefits meant to help those who really need them then you are also a thief.

              Lets not be too harsh here RJ. 

              Firstly, if i pick the winning numbers, then I dont want a discount on my ticket, I want a BONUS!!!

              But to answer the question of the OP, I would accept   50%.  Although I dont think my benefits amount to 1/2 of the value of my ticket, nor do my harships.

              But I can empathize with the OP.  Lets say I won a million dollars.  And I was previously on food stamps.

              Now perhaps in my desire to keep those food stamps, I want to lessen the impact of my lottery win.

              It makes no sense whatsoever considering the newfound wealth, but thats like, growing a garden in the Sahara, without a greenhouse.

              Its like being GE.  Making billions, paying no taxes, and having your reactors spill radioactivity into the Pacific Ocean.

              I can understand how one might want to accept their finacial responsibilities.  Especially when your gilded pillows start to unravel?  The cost of replacement is GINORMOUS!!!

               

               

              After all, if you read in a magazine, how to undo a security mechanism, and thus proceed to acquire a codified software, which is patented and copyrighted,

              does that make you a saint or "robin hood"?

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                Posted: November 26, 2013, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                I agree with you but I have heard of people doing that very thing or either getting a relative to claim it so they wouldn't lose any benefits they're getting.

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: November 26, 2013, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                  Half the country doesn't work here and the other half has to feed them.

                  It's a delicate balance.

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                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: November 26, 2013, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                    I agree with you but I have heard of people doing that very thing or either getting a relative to claim it so they wouldn't lose any benefits they're getting.

                    Relative or not, a crook is a crook.  It's unlikely a crooked relative is going to risk his behind without getting an equal share of the spoils.   More than a few crooks have been caught because they depended on relatives or friends to do their dirty work for little or no benefits.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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