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Should The Government Take Your Lottery Winnings?

  1. ShawnB2011 profile image60
    ShawnB2011posted 6 years ago

    Should The Government Take Your Lottery Winnings?

    There's a lot of things that I agree with the government about and some that I don't. I don't agree that they should stick their hands into just about everything money related. If we spend my hard earned money and taking the time to go out and buy a lotto ticket, what gives them the justification to take just about half of our winnings? They didn't do anything, we  took the time and money out to buy a ticket or even if we win big at a casino, they take our money. Irks me like no other! Not like they pitched in 50 cents for the dollar we spent on a winning ticket now did they?

  2. Hello, hello, profile image59
    Hello, hello,posted 6 years ago

    No, why should they? They take more than enough money off us.

  3. Robert Erich profile image89
    Robert Erichposted 6 years ago

    Although they may not have paid for 50 cents of your lotto ticket, a large number of the people I see purchasing lotto tickets appear to be on welfare. So, for you Shawn, they are pitching in 0%, for the guy buying the ticket before you, they're paying 100%.

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    Phoebe Pikeposted 6 years ago

    They will take a percentage with some excuse, but I think they shouldn't... after all, when we lose, where does that money go?

  5. Steve Orion profile image76
    Steve Orionposted 6 years ago

    Lottery winners are rarely millionaires, so the winners should be taxed half in order to contribute something. They will probably lose it soon, anyway.

  6. ShawnB2011 profile image60
    ShawnB2011posted 6 years ago

    Not sure you can pick out who is on welfare or not just by the looks of them but I am sure many do. Interesting answer lol

  7. maxoxam41 profile image75
    maxoxam41posted 6 years ago

    No, since the player is the only one taking risk, investing. Do they reimburse our losses, no!

  8. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    in canada, lottery winnings are tax free. if you win $10,000,000.00 , you get that amount.

  9. lildevilchild27 profile image58
    lildevilchild27posted 6 years ago

    canada its tax free smile but i think its dumb that they would take tax off something you won when they take tax for everything else even use working we have to pay the government to work our asses off