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No, I think I've won $25,000 or a new car. But I don't wish to claim either if it is going to cost me a large sum of money to claim either one.

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If you win $25000 or a new car you do not pay to retrieve the prize. For cash they usually withhold and for a car they would issue you a 1099MISC reporting the value and you add that to your tax return.

For either you do not pay tax up front.

You always add the amount or the value to your tax return and then you are taxed on your total income for the year.

If you had no other income at all and the $25000 was all, you would owe about $1700.

Never (NEVER) pay any amount if someone says you won and have to pay upfront.

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