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Pwerball is the same in all states?

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Posted: April 23, 2004, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

I usally don't play jackpot games, just stick to pick3 & pick 4 daily numbers.  Powerball is the same game, played in all states? or does each state have it's own powerball game???

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    Posted: April 23, 2004, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

    No your right it's all the same powerball game .

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      Posted: April 23, 2004, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

      yes, unlike mega millions, which only has the megaplier in one state.

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        Posted: April 23, 2004, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

        The game is the same, but each state have their own cards design.  I was just getting ready to fill out some cards in case I go to Indiana tomorrow when I noticed the cards looked a little different than the last time I played, each number was moved left one space.  On a closer look, I notice the cards were from West Virgina, I must have pick up a few when I was visiting in that state.  If you play when you travel and you like to pick your own numbers, make sure you are using the cards of the state where you plan to play.

        RJOh 

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Columbia,Pa
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          Posted: April 24, 2004, 5:07 am - IP Logged

          If you get a winning Powerball ticket you must redeem it in the same state you purchased it.

          Also beware you may be setting yourself up for a big fat state income tax bill if you purchase tickets in another state. Check your local state tax laws carefully.

          In Pennsylvania there is no state income tax on gambling winnings. The problem is most people don't read the fine print. There is no state income tax on winnings of Pa Lottery and Horse Racing. ( The only legal gambling we have within the state)

          The bottom line is you pay tax if the winnings come from another state!

          Friday I was in Delaware and I would never think of purchasing a Powerball ticket there. I wait till I return to Pa. due to the tax laws. Check your local income tax laws, you may be surprised on what you'll fine.

          Chas

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            Posted: April 24, 2004, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

            yes, the PA lottery is free of state and local taxes.... for PA residents.

            I don't know, Delaware is still the only state allowing you to claim anonymously with out needing to set up a trust or LLC... If I were through there I'd buy one ;-)

            Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.