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Re: IF you won the lottery

Postby fishandchips on Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:31 pm

No, I have not played the lottery in a long time but someone in Ontario has some serious digits to claim!
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2 winning tickets for Lotto 649 jackpot
TORONTO — Two winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's nearly $12.4 million Lotto 649 jackpot.

One was purchased in Ontario and the other in Quebec — each being worth almost $6.2 million.

http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/7001723-2-winning-tickets-for-lotto-649-jackpot/
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Re: IF you won the lottery

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:42 pm

A Quebec couple in Canada have 55 million reasons to dream. Their lottery ticket won last Friday's Lotto Max jackpot.

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/06/we-might-buy-some-better-food-quebec-couple-win-55m-lotto-max-jackpot
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Re: IF you won the lottery

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:29 pm

The US hospital worker that won last week's Powerball lottery resigned from her job. She has some police protection as a result of her win.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-powerball-lottery-winner-20170827-story.html

In the United States, US winners of prizes or lotteries are taxed on the value of their winnings. Lottery winners can choose a lump sum option or annual payments for a set period of time. The Internal Revenue Service collects its tax share of the prize.
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Re: IF you won the lottery

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:30 am

The latest development in the lottery winner from New Hampshire, US legal proceedings-Jane Doe has set up a trust for the prize in which she is in court to argue to her right to privacy. Lottery rules require lottery winners in New Hampshire to be identified.
CONCORD, N.H. Representatives of a New Hampshire woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot and wants to remain anonymous are accepting the prize on her behalf and announcing plans for a major donation to nonprofits.

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/8313568--559-7m-powerball-winner-s-lawyers-to-announce-donation-in-jane-doe-s-name/
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Re: IF you won the lottery

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:11 pm

A large $60 million lottery ticket was shared by 31 workers in Newfoundland, Canada last month. A few of the winners decided to retire while the others will continue to work.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/atlantic-lotto-biggest-win-atlantic-canada-1.4554475
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Re: IF you won the lottery

Postby Speak-Ez on Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:10 pm

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CielOnTap wrote:The latest development in the lottery winner from New Hampshire, US legal proceedings-Jane Doe has set up a trust for the prize in which she is in court to argue to her right to privacy. Lottery rules require lottery winners in New Hampshire to be identified.
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The last paragraph of that article is:

The lawyers say she signed the back of the ticket following the drawing, the nation's eighth-largest lottery jackpot, without realizing it would result in her name and address being made public.


What I am wondering is the procedure required at the time the ticket is purchased.

I think the key question should be if the seller informs the purchaser that the purchaser's name will be made public if the purchaser wins a certain amount of money.
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Re: IF you won the lottery

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:17 pm

Jane Doe in New Hampshire, USA can keep her name private but not her hometown. News was just published online.
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/lottery/2018/03/12/lottery-jackpot-winner-privacy/32860561/

As to your question, Speak-Ez, most lottery corporations have rules regarding how to claim prizes. I don't know if New Hampshire makes lottery ticket sellers (many of whom work in retail) to tell ticket buyers what their obligations are at the time of purchase. Usually as a big draw night approaches, those lottery ticket lines get very long and one is lucky to get more than a $ tally quoted before offering the money over and moving on to allow the next person to buy their ticket.

How the Jane Doe court case was launched: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/us/lottery-winner-powerball-anonymous.html

The New Hampshire state's Right to Know legislation: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/vi/91-a/91-a-mrg.htm
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