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Euro Millions Lottery Sparks Buying Frenzy With $224 Million Top Prize

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I know I have my tickets but am not holding my breath that I'm going to win. The prize is the biggest one ever offered so I'm not surprised at sales. I would be shocked at a rollover at this point.

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Did you buy from Prime Ticket Service? The great thing about this one, NO TAXES. YAHOOOO. LOL.

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 It goes without saying that winning $220M+ EURO MILLIONS this Friday would be fantastic.

But, in the news, I find some reasons why winning $14M+ UK Lotto 6/49 rollover draw this Saturday would be nice as well. Wink  UK lottery's really good services for the winners - almost everything on it!

 

Good luck to all that play the games!

 

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"I'd feel left out because loads of people I know are playing it," Pamela Bates, 47, a senior policy adviser at the British Beer and Pub Association, adding that she would quit her job as soon as she found out she had won. "You'd see me running out the door."

Pam has the right idea.  Let's hope no one at the BBPA reads this! 

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I've got tickets but lost my passport   

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Well, Euromillions seems to be a much fairer game. Here you get screwed twice - first they don't give you the lump sum that is advertised but about 1/3 of it, then the taxman comes and takes a share. I wonder if an online service will honor the winning ticket though, it's just too tempting...

By the way, what is this supposed to mean?

U.S. citizens are also subject to income taxes for lottery gains.

If a foreigner wins, do they get away without taxes or they don't get any prize at all?

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"I would buy a mountain cabin and a valley in the Alps, so I can go skiing every weekend with my friends, and a nice car like a Maybach" said Patrick Leypold, 25, who runs a massage company in Vienna. Maybach sedans start at about $350,000.

Much more thoughtful statement then some dumb "Winning millions and millions will not change my lifestyle" statement!  Money ALWAYS changes your life.  Try living on Social Security for three years, and making $60K a year for 20 years!  I see hundreds of thousands driving to and from Pennsyvania and New York City every day.  It is NOT for the fun of sitting on a U.S. Highway for hours!

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I still can't buy through Prime Ticket Service as cards keep getting declined. Crying

They use Verified by Visa and MasterCard Secure Code, so if you can find a credit card that uses either of those programs, you will definitely get approved.  Try contacting your credit card company to be sure you're enrolled.

But do it quick, because you only have until 9:00 AM tomorrow morning.

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we are having same problem!!!!!!!!

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Lottery tickets that are administered in the US carry a federal tax. there is no getting around that whether you are a citizen or not. They have higher taxes imposed for foreigners making claims on state and multi state lottery wins.

If memory serves correctly, the euromilllion will only roll so many times before it devies out the pot to lower ticket prize levels if the major pot isnt won. I beleive this is the last play before that occurs. I like that the *odds * are far lower then megamillions or PB.

striper- use a major credit card, like Mastercard,or visa. Some of the best cards that are verisigned approved work best- such as MBNA, BANKONE, CHASE ,CITIBANK and American Express. Bank debit cards wont work.

 

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Actually, I use a debit card with PTS all the time - at least since they got the system fixed.

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Well, Euromillions seems to be a much fairer game. Here you get screwed twice - first they don't give you the lump sum that is advertised but about 1/3 of it, then the taxman comes and takes a share. I wonder if an online service will honor the winning ticket though, it's just too tempting...

By the way, what is this supposed to mean?

U.S. citizens are also subject to income taxes for lottery gains.

If a foreigner wins, do they get away without taxes or they don't get any prize at all?

For MegaMillions and Powerball, both annuity and cash value are advertised - and promoted.  The human eye only see's what it wants to see.

 

There is a simple solution to your worrying about not being paid any winnings from an online service.  Don't buy from them.  Walk away.  No chains, no pressure.  Hummm - no winnings either.

 

Income is income!  The IRS calls it income tax because they tax your income.  Why would you think you could increase your income in America, regardless how, and not pay any income taxes?  The IRS has been around a long time, and have pretty much thought of every way they can to get "revenue" for the politicians to spend.  Do you think they would overlook a little thing like a foreign lottery?  Remember, they are the professionals, you are the amateur.   There is only one way to avoid U.S. taxes, permanently live outside of the U.S. and never come back.

 

 

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Plus if you can't live off of $90 Million, you have a serious problem.

The only time being taxed on your lottery winnings would be a problem is if your dream is to own an NFL team. Then Uncle Same is ruining your dream.

dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

For those having problems with prime service:

1.Make sure your browser works with java. Check at www.java.com to make sure you have the latest version.

2.Make sure your card supports verified by visa/mastercard. Check with your bank if you are not sure.

3.Make sure the uk national lottery website is up. www.national-lottery.co.uk often when the uk site is down Prime ticket may not work.

4.When you order you should enter your card number and the other number on the pay screen and check all three boxes. You can always enter your card as a new card even if it's not if it fails for some reason.

5.After you order it should kick you out to a pay script and you have to hit continue. If your browser doesn't do this and you just see the declined page on prime ticket try another browser like firefox. www.mozilla.org then make sure java works like in step 1.

6.If it does kick out to a third party, you click continue and then it's declined it should show up on your bank's records and you should call your bank to have the card released so you can spend your money the way you want.

7.Prime ticket fixed the payment problems they had earlier and you can always send them a help message. They responded the same day I was having problems. 

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