In ancient China, the game of chance was first recorded on lottery slips. These documents, dated between 205 and 187 BC, are thought to have helped finance government projects. Chinese Book of Songs even mentions a game of chance as “drawing of lots and wood.”
Scratch games offer prizes
There are many ways to play scratch games. Scratch-off tickets can tell you about prizes, odds, and closing procedures. You can even get information on how many top prizes are left, the total value of remaining prizes, and the last day to buy tickets and claim your prize. You might think that scratch-off tickets are just for kids, but they can give you valuable information about a lot of different things. These tips can help you get the most out of your scratch-off tickets and help you find the games that suit your needs and taste.
Scams that involve winning a lottery
This is a common scam that preys on Canadians who have been fortunate enough to win a lottery. The scammers will contact their victims and tell them they’ve won money in the lottery and that they need to pay a fee to claim their prize. There are several ways that these scammers will contact you. Here are some ways you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of these fraudulent activities.
Tax-free status of winnings
Spain is set to phase out tax-free lottery prizes and impose a 20 percent tax on most lottery prizes in 2013. The government is desperately trying to save every euro it can get, but the recession has already sapped the power of the austerity measures. Its government has passed a budget for 2013 that includes further savings of $50 million. While the future of tax-free lottery winnings is uncertain, it is a good idea to invest in safe assets.