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<< I heard that you can use losing scratch tickets as a deduction on your personal income taxes. Has anyone else heard about this? >>

Gambling losses, up to the amount of gambling winnings, are deductible on Schedule A if you itemize deductions. It's a good idea to also keep some sort of record of your purchases. Someone (in PA?) was convicted of fraud for claiming a bunch of discarded losers were his purchases.

Phil Marti
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