|Posted: October 26, 2004, 4:16 pm - IP Logged|
Save those non winners... I believe illinois has a game for people holding non winning tickets..I'm not sure how it is played because I throw away my tickets....On the other hand , the year that I won a lot of money...I had saved bad tickets and went to some stores and collected bad tickets by the shopping bag and was able to write off like 15 ,000 bucks. Then , you only get a percentage of that back in return, the I.R.S. has funny rules. Not only do you get taxed when you win...you have to claim the rest as income and get taxed again.Obiviosly ,winning puts you into a higher tax bracket resulting in a hugher tax.