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Lottery refers to a game of chance, where winners are determined by drawing of lots. Although forbidden by law in some countries, others even endorse the game for the purpose of raising the revenue of the government.
King James I was a big fan of the English colonization of America. And what would be a good and quick way to support such a goal? The lottery! Created in 1612, the Virginia Company of London was in charge of raising money for the settlement of Jamestown, Virginia. After that proved a success, more p…
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Seal Card Game A Seal Card Game is similar to any regular deal of pull tabs containing a predetermined ticket count and a definite payout and profit. It is played just like a regular pull tab game with some differences: * Pays instant winners. * Some tickets contain sign-up numbers that corresp…
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it is random its not already picked its random like out of the blueIf you are talking about the selective service systems lottery the answer was yes. I say WAS because president Nixon ended the draft in the early 1970's after the Vietnam War ended.If the this draft was made legal again I think they …
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How to become a multimillionaire... quickly and realistically Inheritance Sell something that is worth multimillions Move to another country with a bad exchange rate. Zimbabwe has just issued a 10,000,000 Zim Dollar bank note that will not even enable you to buy a loaf of bread. Take someone'…
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Taxes on Large Lottery Winnings Depending on your other income and the amount of your winnings, your federal tax bracket can go as high as 39.6%. Your lottery winnings might also be subject to state income tax. So depending on where you live, your total tax bill could exceed 50%. You don't get an…
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The lottery has long been called, indelicately so, a tax on stupid people. Unless you'd walk up to a roulette table and place your money blindly on a bet every week expecting to win each time, don't play the lottery. The odds at roulette are vastly better. No matter the strategy or the particular lo…
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Answer I suspect your really asking "....how much taxes will you ultimately pay ...", which is generally different than how much will be taken out, or "withheld" to assure your ultimate payment. It is highly possible you can have nothing withheld (taken out), or a "standard" flat 25% or such may …
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A tax on those bad at math There is no way to pick lottery numbers, at least not one to increases your chances of winning. Just save time by letting the machine choose your numbers for you. Better yet, save your money and don't play at all. If you really feel that you need to wager, go to …
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Sorry, but we can't tell you what the lottery numbers for next week are going to be. We are not a lottery psychic hot-line. You'll just have to do it like everyone else. Pick some numbers and hope for the best. First of all, nobody knows what lottery numbers will be drawn in the future…
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If you go on to the national lottery website, it will tell you the most frequently drawn numbers.  There is more to this question than might first appear. A "rigid" mathematical answer would probably suggest that, in the long run, there would be an equal distribution of probability as regards …
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There is no "best" way to win the lottery. The numbers are completely random. If someone knew the answer to this question they would not be on WikiAnswers. Any individual draw is not affected by any other draw. Any possible outcome, if purely random, has exactly the same probability of any other s…
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Buy a ticket, wait for your numbers to come up. The only way to improve your chances of winning are to buy more tickets with different numbers. One way to achieve this without incurring excessive ticket costs is to join a syndicate, with the disadvantage being that you receive only a share of the w…
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No we cannot believe in online free lotteries. We can just buy and sell them, not believe in them!  
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Fake Check Scam; Chris Chambers & John Thomas (likely pseudo names); Greenwood Mgmt Inc; 330 King Street, Kingston, Ontario - M1K 3A5 Canada; Tel: +1(416) 836-8765 is transmitting fraudulent 'Winning Notification' of $40,000. 'North American Lottery Game'. This criminal enterprise is forwarding …
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There does not seem to be one. Canadian Air Cadets for example, are required by their squadron commanders to sell a minimum $50 of lottery tickets each year. The minimum age to be an Air Cadet is 12. There is however, a minimum age of 18 to buy lottery tickets.
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Chances are pretty low. Depending on the numbers the odds of winning are minuscule. 1 chance in 15 million is what the standard odds are, depending on the number of tickets purchased and the specific quantities of numbers. Adding a Power Ball factor into the equation reduces it even more.
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is this a loterry?BRITISH INLAND TAX OFFICE e-mail - add-taxoffice1@yahoo.co.UKfast way courrier Irish netherland lottarye-mail - fastwayservices13@yahoo.comBritish ecourier services e-mail - info_ecourieronline@yahoo.co.UKThis message is not flagged. [ Flag Message - Mark as Unread ]Date: Fri, 10…
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there is no FREE word in business, and lottery is also a kind of business in India, some companies conducting this business through government authority letter and some are not. While those companies who are claiming about the legality they are paid some money to collect the authentic letter from go…
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To find out you would take a poll, and forcefully insert it up your anal region.Then after visiting your anal doctor you would go to a nursery school with a ak 47 and teach the kids the practical uses of Russian roulette in todays modern society!To find out you would take a poll, and forcefully inse…
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Participation and luck.
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gAnswer Most likely it is not for real. rmation in t If you want to verify it, call Guinness. Do not use any phone number, web address, or contact info hat letter. Look up the number independently.
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Luck.1) get lucky 2) cheat 3) buy ALL the lottery tickets for a guaranteed win. 1) is out of your control 2) is illegal and probably risky 3) is financially stupid Which leaves you with 1, unlikely as it is.
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Answer the wife of the fisher man is the daughter of the butcher, or the fishermans wife is a butcher and they have a daughter, they never said the butcher was a man, but the fisher"MAN" is a man, and the wife and daughter are women so there? ____________ Alternate: The butcher is a man, and s…
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A group of teams with the worst records of the season before are picked randomly for early draft picks.
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The cost of Franchise from Application fees to Bonds and others are much lower than fifty thousand pesos (50k). It is not "closed " in Metro Manila. Its just harder to get a good location. But if a new mall is about to open, i am sure a lotto franchise would be available. You may get all the informa…
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Good things take some more work - and some determination. Keep at it, and you could still get one. If it was easy, the reward wouldn't be as sweet.Theres a way to cheat the lottery (only works on a ds version) do the lottery if you don't get anything svae and turn the ds off change the clock a day s…
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Answer Frito Lay Remember, Lazlo was a genius. You can increase your chances of winning if you start by doing what Lazlo did: READ THE RULES. Sponsors will spell out how many times you are able to enter. In a contest with no entry limits, sending in a million entries is allowed. Most of the swee…
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The numbers on the lottery ticket are:17, 44, 4, 26, 37, 40, and 22
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No that's just spam, i get them all the time. and anyone who thinks they are real are stupid.
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1St you have to have money 2nd you need to go to the newsagency3rd when u get to the newsagency purchases the lotto ticketthen its all good luck from there
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There has been lots of conflicting information on this topic. Many of the lottery howto web sites will say that the majority of winners are hand-picked numbers. However if you check out the related link, their statistics are quoted at "70%". My information is from that source: The percentage of qu…
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Title 18, United States Code, Section 1302 is the Postal Lottery Statute. It discusses the mailing of lottery tickets or related matter. Section 1342 pertains to fictitious names or addresses.
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I imagine it's because they just want to share the knowledge being so altruistic and all, or Karma?! (easy money has such pull and it's easier to take yours than to make their own) They can't remember which convenience store they bought all those tickets from. The only ones still working are the…
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This obviously depends on the lottery, since all lotteries are set up differently.The odds of winning the lottery is a rare occurrence. Sure, you hear about it happening to tons of people, but it's very rare. You are more likely to get struck by lightning, die in a car accident, or get robbed than w…
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Those change every time there is a draw. Also, it would help to clarify which lotto you are talking about; there are different lottos all over the world.
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I have heard of a lottery in Spain where the usual payout is $10.4 Billion (no typo). Other contributors have said: 92 million pounds This is for US : The single largest lottery winning in US was the Mega Millions jackpot of $390 million held on March 06, 2007. There were 2 winners for this dra…
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Buy a house, Car JUST SPEND ITT GURLL OR GUYY!
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about 1 in 5000000 Actually it is 1/13983816 as you must work out: (6x5x4x3x2x1)/(49x48x47x46x45x44)=720/10068347520 Cancel down and you get 1/13983816 per line
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Answer It depends on which state you buy it from. for example if you buy it form New York, you can claim your prizes, even if you are illegal immigrant.
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I've seen this happen before, years ago. What actually seems to happen is that sometime during the 1/2 hour newscast, the winners name is flashed upon the screen. When I saw it, it didn't seem to actually be PART OF the newscast - in other words, the newspeople didn't announce it, and it didn't flas…
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very good you should play
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Yes, because if you are gone for too long, you might not be able to re-enter the US.
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There are none. In any fair lottery (such as WI state lottery) after a couple months, each number should have been selected almost the same amount of times.
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ANSWER: The legal age im my state is 18. Check local laws. In Australia it is 18 years old.
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After it is all paid to you, you will still have to pay about 39 percent in taxes. For instance, if you won 2 million, the lum sum would be 1,300,000. At tax time, you will be paying at least $120,000 more in taxes, and even more if you have an income already. I know from experience. Always find out…
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The first war the US took part in that was partially financed with lottery dollars was the Revolutionary War. Money was raised by the Continental Congress because it did not have a means by which to tax the American people.
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No, this lottery is not real--it's a scam. Simply, they send a fake check and hope that you will cash it and send them part of the proceeds in order to process the 'winnings,' which don't exist. The recipient has committed fraud by cashing the fake check, and loses the money sent to the scam lottery…
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Yes, David Wiesner has won 3 and has a promising 4th.
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You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than winning the lottery which is 1:10,000,000.The chances of winning the lottery are very slim. You have a chance that is so small its not worth it.
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Answer I recently received an email from New media Lottery Services stating I had won a million dollars and the first thing I could think to do was research this to find out the authenticity of it. I tried a search on the company, and it was legit, as were all other companies that it was linked w…
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It depends on local legislation. Few of which agree. The seller has to be 18 in some places, whereby the buyer may be 16. Some countries have no restrictions.
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7 14 36 38 41 47They vary from state to state and game to game. Check YOUR state's Lotto website.
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yes because it has no loss to any person.
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visa lottery will come out from may 2012 and with ur user name ,ur refrence number,and ur last name/from jcpack
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You can, your Pokemon id has to match the lottery number.
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Answer you can't. only by sheer chance can you. You can't increase your chances of winning by using Raven's Lucky Numbers or any other sort of "lucky" numbers. The lottery numbers, are for all practical purposes, randomly generated. You will almost undoubtedly lose money purchasing lottery ticke…
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Pick your numbers, buy a ticket, and hope that you win.
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How much you pay ultimately depends on your own tax situation and tax rate. There is no specific rate or category for income from types of gambling. The withholding (like from a payroll, as an estimate of the tax) required at the casino is normally a minimum of 20%, but can depend again on your sit…
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Answer Thats five matching numbers 1-55 and the Powerball match a 1-42 chance. Odds of winning the Powerball Jackpot are 1 in 146,107,962 Update With the addition of Florida to the PowerBall (Jan, 2009). The probablity has changed. It is now: Five matching numbers 1-59 and the Powerball ma…
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The odds of winning prizes are shown in table from the official Mega Millions website. From the table, you can calculate the cumulative probability of winning a prize and the expectation of the prize. - If you bought 1 ticket You have 1/75 + 1/141 + 1/844 + 1/306 + 1/13781 + 1/15313 + 1/689065 + 1/3…
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you need to go to the OLG site that will give you all the numbers for the last few months. By phone the Ontario Lottery Corporation info line can be reached at : 1-800-387-0098 To report a win call 1-416-870-8946 in the Toronto area Outside Toronto call Toll free 1-866-891-8946 These lines will…
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i think they are theese... 1 5 33 4 11 9 8 9 4 10 16 21 27 29 18 9 4
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How much you pay ultimately depends on your own tax situation and tax rate. There is no specific rate or category for income from types of gambling. The withholding (like from a payroll, as an estimate of the tax) required at the casino is normally a minimum of 20%, but can depend again on your sit…
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The same tax rules on lotteries apply no matter what age you are, even if you are over 65.
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The highest jackpot in India are Sikkim Saturday and Thursday Super lotto. The guaranteed first prize starts at minimum 2 crores. The chance of winning the first prize in one in thirteen millions.
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As of June 2008, $6,200 is the biggest payout so far on the Discovery Channel's Cash Cab
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Throughout her story, Jackson uses countless elements of literature in order to enhance her story. One major element she uses is dramatic irony. Readers see this used with the drawings from the black box. In reality, the winner of a drawing gets something good or pleasant. However, in The Lottery, …
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The one who keeps the money in their pocket - honestly. Your odds of winning enough to break even after playing every day/week are astronomically high.
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how much would the taxes be on 250,000.00 from the Maryland State Lottery?
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ya i too got tis type of mail...its fake for sure.....
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24 9 8 44 38 18
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Actually, your best bet is to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. Then go find yourself a good lawyer and have the attorney set up a trust with a bank. The trust will need a name. Let's name it the " BigWin Trust". Once BigWin Trust is properly set up the lawyer will have one of …
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Typically you will cear 40 per cent of the advertised anuity amount
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Although it may be surpassed, one contestant, Michelle Loewenstein, set the record in 2008. On October 14, 2008 she became the first contestant to win $1,000,000. Her total winnings during the show was $1,026,080.
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The standard amount is 10 to 15%.
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National lottery statistics : 1 chance out of 13,983,816.
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Sweepstakes are luck of the draw giveaways. Fill out the form, put your name in the hat, and you could walk away a winner. Prizes range from cute promo items to big ticket items like cars and cash. Sponsors run sweepstakes to introduce new products, generate interest in those products, and make peop…
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Andrew Crites from Newport KY on Feb 29 2007, finally achieved his goal. at 96 years old, his goal was finished.
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By having lots of luck. There is no other way.
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you have to put the numbers 23 24 25 in to win
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They were allowed to go to church
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Mega Millions is a lottery game that increases when there is no winner.
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The national lottery draw is a draw that is done where people are able to win the jackpot by getting all the numbers or winning some sort of money by getting as many number as they need to win money. With the national lottery you can play lotto, thunderball,euromillions or lotto Hotpicks. Obviously …
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Using nothing but the statistical odds of winning, the answer is no. Using other ways of thinking that are irrational or based on simple desire, the answer could be that there is always a chance. After all, people do win. But basing future plans on such an event is pure folly and cannot end well. Wi…
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The probability of winning the lottery is vanishingly small; about the same odds as being struck by lightning. However, dozens of people each year are struck by lightning, and someone wins the lottery about every month. You can calculate the odds of winning the lottery. Multiply the highest numbere…
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Really depends on which lottery you are playing, but generally the odds are never in your favor, which is why some people pool their lottery tickets together in attempt to increase the change of winning.
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First pay the taxes on it ,give my church a chunk, pay off my bills ,help out my family, put whats left away for a rainy day.
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Advice for "living off the interest" seems to be a popular, if highly oversimplified, piece of advice. What interest? From where? Most people are probably only familiar with traditional investing methods (e.g., savings accounts or the stock market), which typically offer VERY modest returns. Curren…
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A LOT!!! All wasted, too by the people buying them. I don't have any precise figures but it amounts to many billions of dollars/year worldwide. People would be much smarter and somewhat better off, individually, if they used that money to buy useful things for themselves instead of giving it to gree…
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Answer 1believe it or not, the numbers are nigh on random, although the most common, worldwide lottery numbers, (from set sources) are :3, 9, 11, 19, 27, 38, 44 and 45Answer 2This will of course change depending on the date you check, so the above numbers might not be accurate right now. For current…
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According to various surveys the most commonly drawn power ball number is 20. It is followed by the numbers 37,2,31,35. I hope my answer was of some help to you.
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Tens of millions of people buy various kinds of lottery tickets every year. In 2012 alone, people spent about $69 billion on various lotteries.
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Big Pun was 6 feet tall. On the song "My turn", he says "Six feet tall, brutally handsome".
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