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Posted: October 4, 2003, 6:02 am - IP Logged

I ordered online Powerball tickets from betslips.com from the link here.  I still have not received the viewtix images despite e-mailing them about it.  Has anyone used this service before and how long did it take for you to receive the viewtix images.  This is disconcerting because the draw is today.  I hope I  have not been  scammed. :(

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    Posted: October 4, 2003, 6:40 am - IP Logged

    powerfever,

    I have used betslips.com and received ViewTix images just fine.  My advice is to hang in there:  I have normally received my images by about 6:00 the day of the draw.

     

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      Posted: October 4, 2003, 7:38 am - IP Logged

      Ok.  I feel better now.

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        Posted: October 4, 2003, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

        powerfever,

        Did you get your ViewTix?  I got mine.

         

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          Posted: October 4, 2003, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

          Yes indeed.  I got them around 2:00 pm.  I'm so relieved now.

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            Posted: October 5, 2003, 5:48 am - IP Logged

            powerfever,

            How did you make out - any big prizes?

             

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              Posted: October 5, 2003, 7:45 am - IP Logged

              How much view tix costs,,,, is it worth it and why.....

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                Posted: October 5, 2003, 9:16 am - IP Logged

                ViewTix are $.60 per ticket played for each drawing.  A resonable price but I still wouldnt buy tickets online for two reasons.

                1) Megamillions.com buys their tickets from a vendor in Maryland, a state with the highest state tax from all other states in Mega Millions (7.5%)

                2) Lets say if you do win the jackpot, technically megamillions.com (and betslips.com) and you are co-owners of the ticket.  They take 1% of the winnings on the jackpot even after you have already payed them $1 for every number played.

                I would rather drive to a Mega Millions state or find family or friend you know who lives in one of the Mega Millions states and ask them to buy you tickets.

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                  Posted: October 5, 2003, 11:58 am - IP Logged

                  I know for POWERBALL they purchase tickets from Delaware which don't tax the pwrball there, I found that out from betslips rep. which can save aleast 6% of your winnings which can go a long way..... so I don't mind 1% of 1million dollars equals 1,000.00 that great......

                   

                  but can anyone tell me about view tix, what if you win how do you claim your Jackpot with the view tix print out of your printer....

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                    Posted: October 5, 2003, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                    i live in the state with the least tax for winning (wa state with NO income tax) and have yet to buy a mega ticket. if powerball breaks 200 then i might drive down to oregon but they have a very high 9% tax with NO federal deduction. i think the highest is montana (also a powerball state) at 11% but if bustamonti wins in ca. im sure they can top 11%. i think new jersey is a powerball state also with no income tax but im not sure. i think it also has to do with 3rd party buyers. in wa state its illegal to sell a ticket for more than $1 and 3rd party reselling is illegal from what i know in this state. so it veries state by state what they allow. i do know its illegal to send tickets through the post office though but sending them fed ex or ups is ok i think.

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                      Posted: October 5, 2003, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm not trying to flame you mken35 but 1% of 1 million would be 10,000 not 1,000.

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                        Posted: October 5, 2003, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                        dvdiva NJ is a mega million state with no state tax on lottery winnings.  But I do think they have taxes on income.