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Duży Lotek (Polish Lottery) - How to Claim a Prize?


Cardno85 31 | 976  
8 Dec 2009 /  #1
What are the main points for claiming a prize with this? I have heard various differing reports about it. Some say that only Polish citizens are eligible to play and others say that anyone can play (even tourists there for the weekend) and others saying that you can claim only if you are a registered resident.

Can anyone clear this up for me?
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
8 Dec 2009 /  #2
others say that anyone can play

Hmm I think that anyone can play but when claiming prize you have to be able to pay tax so you should have NIP. Common sense says that anyone can play and the winner find any workaround to take the money.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
9 Dec 2009 /  #3
What are the main points for claiming a prize with this?

three numbers or four numbers correct is a cash payment at the kiosk/shop

six numbers correct would mean a phone call and various confirmation questions based on your ticket. I imagine that you'd have to pass on bank details too.

five numbers correct... i have no idea. i imagine because of the sum involved (a few thousand, maybe) it would mean at least a phone call and also bank details.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103  
9 Dec 2009 /  #4
Cardno85

Do we have a winner? Congratulation don’t spend it all in one place.
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
9 Dec 2009 /  #5
Hmm I think that anyone can play but when claiming prize you have to be able to pay tax so you should have NIP. Common sense says that anyone can play and the winner find any workaround to take the money.

Lottery winnings are taxed? That's news to me. So you don't need to be a citizen then? That's good news. I mean it isn't too much hassle to get a friend to claim it and have them transfer the money to you (after a handling fee of course).

Do we have a winner? Congratulation don’t spend it all in one place.

Sadly no, but I always play the lottery and then it struck me one day: "What if I do win, will I even be able to claim it?". So this is more for future reference.

three numbers or four numbers correct is a cash payment at the kiosk/shop

Interesting to know. What is the maximum amount they can pay in a shop? I know in the UK it is a maximum of 100 pound (subject to the shop having enough cash).
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
9 Dec 2009 /  #6
What is the maximum amount they can pay in a shop?

serwis.lotto.pl/183-41dbebb65b76e.htm#odbior

Jakie są zasady odbioru wygranej?
Wygrane wypłacane są wyłącznie za zwrotem kuponu i po wyszukaniu wygranej przez Totalizator Sportowy w okresie do 60 dni od daty losowania, w którym stwierdzono wygraną. TS może, na życzenie grającego, wystawić imienne zaświadczenie o uzyskanej przez niego wygranej.

W kolekturach - wypłacane są wygrane, w których łączna suma wypłat z jednego kuponu nie przekracza 2000 złotych. Wypłatę można zrealizować w dowolnej kolekturze na terenie kraju.

W oddziałach - wypłacane są wygrane, w których łączna suma wypłat z jednego kuponu przekracza 2000 złotych. Wypłatę można zrealizować w każdym z 17 oddziałów Totalizatora Sportowego. Po odbiór wygranej można się zgłosić już następnego dnia po losowaniu, w którym stwierdzono wygraną, z wyłączeniem dni wolnych od pracy. Wygrane wypłacane są w dowolnej formie, zgodnie z życzeniem odbierającego wygraną. Wypłacana jest cała kwota wygranej pomniejszona o zryczałtowany podatek dochodowy w wysokości 10% wygranej kwoty.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
9 Dec 2009 /  #7
What is the maximum amount they can pay in a shop? I know in the UK it is a maximum of 100 pound

In addition to Peter's answer.

keep in mind that three numbers is only 20zl. (fixed win/prize)

four numbers can vary. the last and only time i got four numbers it was 40zl.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
9 Dec 2009 /  #8
Lottery winnings are taxed? That's news to me.

Most definitely they are! It's a hefty tax, too. The govt takes a good chunk of the money if it's something like 45 million, you only get 35 or so.
OP Cardno85 31 | 976  
10 Dec 2009 /  #9
Jakie są zasady odbioru wygranej?

If I could read that do you think I would have posted the question on here?
Wroclaw Boy  
10 Dec 2009 /  #10
Most definitely they are! It's a hefty tax, too. The govt takes a good chunk of the money if it's something like 45 million, you only get 35 or so.

unbelievable
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098  
10 Dec 2009 /  #11
If I could read that do you think I would have posted the question on here?

There isn't even one word about foreigners in whole terms and cond so it doesn't matter at all. Text in bold says the maximum amount they can pay in a shop is 2000zł

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