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Time frame in winning California Scratcher

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Posted: August 16, 2019, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

I won a 6 figure dollar amount on a California Scratcher, and on the Internet it claims it can up to 14 weeks to receive your money. 

I was told at the lottery office where I turned in my ticket that it would take 6 weeks, and I called the California Lottery in Sacramento, and they claimed about 7 weeks. 

I received my winnings in a check from the California State Controller Disbursement Bureau in exactly 4 weeks.  I took it in on a Friday, and 4 weeks to the Friday got my check. 

They took out only 24% Federal Taxes, and ZERO taxes are taken out of your winnings from the State.  California does not tax you for your winnings. Again, a 6 digit winnings, not a $1,000, $5,000, $20,000, but a six digit.  So they are a lot faster than what you read now on the net.

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    Posted: August 16, 2019, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats!What Scratcher did you play & card number? Was it a number find or multipler?

    Most claimers have been pretty quick turnaround, lately. Got mine in 6weeks on the 100X card.

    Keep the peace~Gg

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      Posted: August 17, 2019, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

      I won a 6 figure dollar amount on a California Scratcher, and on the Internet it claims it can up to 14 weeks to receive your money. 

      I was told at the lottery office where I turned in my ticket that it would take 6 weeks, and I called the California Lottery in Sacramento, and they claimed about 7 weeks. 

      I received my winnings in a check from the California State Controller Disbursement Bureau in exactly 4 weeks.  I took it in on a Friday, and 4 weeks to the Friday got my check. 

      They took out only 24% Federal Taxes, and ZERO taxes are taken out of your winnings from the State.  California does not tax you for your winnings. Again, a 6 digit winnings, not a $1,000, $5,000, $20,000, but a six digit.  So they are a lot faster than what you read now on the net.

      Thank You for your post reysvz. 

       I am reminded of the saying, "Do not believe everything you read on the Internet." Abe Lincoln

       I will use four weeks wait time. Priority may be given to extra large amounts won.  Like yours was a 6 figure dollar amount. 

       I will write down, "California State Controller Disbursement Bureau."  The check does not come from the lottery but from the State Controller. I voted for her and I believe she is Betty Yea.

       I will look at the zero taxes paid to California and consider that 13% savings as possible gifts to charities and friends.

       The lottery took out 24% for the Feds. Contact your CPA and ask about the 13% still owed by April 15, 2020.  Total Fed tax is 37% on a six figure income. Double check that too with a CPA.

       Congratulations on your win!!Party

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