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help please with figuring out

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Posted: October 23, 2004, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

Yeah just make sure you pick up 2500 worth of losers so you get a nice fat return next year!

    st.germain's avatar - Tarlor
    chicago ill.
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    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.


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      Posted: October 28, 2004, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

      In MA its only 5.35% at $600 and up, you can deduct the cost of the ticket but not any losses.



      On the fed return you can deduct any losses up to winning, so it's a wash. $2500 is less than $7 a day, with todays lottery that's nothing, especially if your lottery has $10 tickets.