You won $1,000,000 in the state lottery and had a choice to either receive $50,000 a year for 20 years or $560,000 now. What are the tax implications for both of the aforementioned options?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 2, 2020, 5:24 am ad1c9bdddf
Winnings from a lottery are an example of a windfall income and subject to tax. The amount of taxes the winner needs to pay depends on which method he prefers to receive the winnings by: lump sum or installment. How these are taxed is governed by IRS Publication 525, which can be accessed at ...
This 220-word solution discusses the tax implications of lottery winnings if received via lump sum or via instalments, using references to supplement the discussion.