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As a benefit to players, the Lottery has changed the "Payment Options" process for SuperLOTTO Plus.  You are no longer required to choose between "Cash Value" and "26 Annual Payments" when you purchase your ticket. You will now be able to make your choice after you win!

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I was in CA in October. The SLP slips still had the cash/annuity boxes, and I chose lump sum (since you have to do that in NY.) But the ticket did not have either choice on it.

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I was in CA in October. The SLP slips still had the cash/annuity boxes, and I chose lump sum (since you have to do that in NY.) But the ticket did not have either choice on it.

They are still using the old playslips until they run out.  So, it doesn't matter what you mark, it automatically is annual payments (26 years), but if you win the jackpot, you will be given the opportunity to select lump sum.

 

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CashOnly,

It's a good thing you didn't win.  You have to be a California resident!!  But anyone that is in that spot can aways give the ticket to me!

 

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CashOnly,

It's a good thing you didn't win.  You have to be a California resident!!  But anyone that is in that spot can aways give the ticket to me!

 

Are you saying an out-of-state resident would be stuck with annuity payments? It shouldn't matter where you live. I would have sued.

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CashOnly,

It's a good thing you didn't win.  You have to be a California resident!!  But anyone that is in that spot can aways give the ticket to me!

 

Are you saying an out-of-state resident would be stuck with annuity payments? It shouldn't matter where you live. I would have sued.

I'm saying that the rules in California are you MUST prove that you are a California resident to even make a claim. 

 

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California must be the only state that limits its games to its residents. In the mid-west, states try to attract out of state players to their games, winners of PowerBall an MegaMillions are frequently from adjacent states and the same goes for local games. 

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CashOnly,

It's a good thing you didn't win. You have to be a California resident!! But anyone that is in that spot can aways give the ticket to me!

 

Are you saying an out-of-state resident would be stuck with annuity payments? It shouldn't matter where you live. I would have sued.

I'm saying that the rules in California are you MUST prove that you are a California resident to even make a claim.

 

Thats very odd. I would think they would promote their in-state SLP to non residents to generate more revenues. How is a non resident suppose to know he cant claim his winnings if he wins?

I would like to read up on this more, do you have a link with this information?

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CashOnly,

It's a good thing you didn't win. You have to be a California resident!! But anyone that is in that spot can aways give the ticket to me!

 

Are you saying an out-of-state resident would be stuck with annuity payments? It shouldn't matter where you live. I would have sued.

I'm saying that the rules in California are you MUST prove that you are a California resident to even make a claim.

 

Thats very odd. I would think they would promote their in-state SLP to non residents to generate more revenues. How is a non resident suppose to know he cant claim his winnings if he wins?

I would like to read up on this more, do you have a link with this information?

I looked at the California regulations and I don't see it now.  They may have changed it when Mega Millons started in California.

This is not the first time this subject has come up on LP.  I remember quoting the California regulations and I also remember others being surprised that the same was true in their state.  When I have more time I will search LP for that thread.  It was an eyeopener to many!

 

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Don't bother to check the states of Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virgina because they have winners from adjacent states claiming their lottery winnings all the times.  In fact each state has to keeping improving its game to keep its players from crossing the boarder for a better game.

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So what you're saying is all those people driving over from Reno are chasing something they aren't legally allowed to have?

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I'm still happy that California has graduated annual payments if people win the jackpot and stick to payments. I like the idea where now if I win a jackpot, I have 60 days to change it to cash value. JimmySand9, I think people from other states can buy tickets as long as they are California residents.

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I'm still happy that California has graduated annual payments if people win the jackpot and stick to payments. I like the idea where now if I win a jackpot, I have 60 days to change it to cash value. JimmySand9, I think people from other states can buy tickets as long as they are California residents.

That doesn't make any sense.

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I don't see the requirement that a person is a resident of California now.  I tried doing a search here on LP because this was discussed in great length a long time ago, but the search function only goes back 1 year now and I'm sure it was longer than that.  So, I will let it go.  Maybe they changed it, or maybe I just remember it wrong.

 

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