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posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 10:36 PM
reply to post by 1loserel2

I think can win if you are there on vacation

But I agree, being there illegally is different than entering legally over the boarder.

posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 10:52 PM
According to the Georgia Lottery web site:

Q. Who can play the Georgia Lottery?

A. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older can play Georgia Lottery games except for Georgia Lottery employees, Board members and family members residing in the same household; vendors, subcontractors, employees and family members residing in the same household. There are no restrictions placed on retailers and their employees.

That is the rules to PLAY. Here are the stated rules to collect a prize:

Q. What are acceptable forms of ID to claim a prize?

A. In order to claim a prize above $600, two forms of valid identification must be presented. Preferred forms of acceptable identification are a valid driver's license with current address and a Social Security card. Please contact a Georgia Lottery Player Information Representative for other acceptable forms of identification that confirms the current address and social security number of the claimant.

Now they don't give out Social Security cards to illegal immigrants. Therefor this person could not claim their winnings. This is why he gave the ticket to his "boss" and had him claim the prize money. He turned the winning ticket over to his "boss". The "boss" signed the winning ticket (this was a scratch off) and he claimed the prize money (after Georgia taxes were assessed).

Mr. Illegal Immigrant got mad when his "boss" decided to keep the money for himself and sued. For some unknown reason, the judge sided with the illegal immigrant. How? Who knows. I don't know how he could have possibly proved that he gave his "boss" the $20 to buy the ticket. And how that constitutes HIM winning the money. He gave the man the money. The man bought this illegal immigrant a lottery scratch off. The illegal immigrant won the game. He then gave the winning ticket to the "boss" to collect the prize money. The way I see it, the only thing this illegal immigrant is entitled to is the $20 for the cost of the ticket. How in the world would this judge side the way he did. And to top that off, he awarded the full cash amount. Not less taxes. The full $750,000. PLUS he awarded him legal fees of over $200k!!!

Welcome to America. If you break the law for 10 years and win a lotto game that you had no legal right to claim on... don't worry. Laws in this country don't apply to you.

What should happen? The man who claimed the prize should keep it. This illegal immigrant should be immediately deported. That's all. Oh and maybe throw this judge out on his ass.

posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 12:45 PM
I'm just wondering if the lottery winnings helped them buy "legal" status in the US? Anyone have any comments on that? I agree that if they were here illegally, then the monies should be confiscated to help the city or county of that particular state. Lord knows the city can find uses for the excess money, if not only to line the pockets of the elected officials! LOL - Don't put it past any of them! to post by 1loserel2

posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 04:47 PM
reply to post by Night Star

Now that he has US$ 750,000 you do not have to deport him. He will voluntarily go and be a millionaire back home.
That amount would last him his lifetime in his home country providing he doesn't change his lifestyle.

posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 05:24 PM
reply to post by 1loserel2 while not a fan of illegal immigration there are no laws at least that i have found (i guess they might varry state to state)that prevents a non citizen from collecting said winnings so i dont see a problem as other then being here illegally with them claiming money from a game they are by law allowed to play. more links

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Back to LotteryUSA Home Page Q. Can lottery tickets be purchased online? A. Yes. Our partnership with The Lotter allows you to purchase lottery tickets online. Our partner buys your ticket in-store on your behalf, allowing you to play the lottery online. Q. Can US lottery tickets be purchased from out of the US? A. Yes. Although there are no authorized lottery retailers based outside of the US, our lottery ticket partner allows you to purchase US state and national lottery tickets from anywhere in the world. Q. What taxes are non-US citizens subject to after lottery wins? A. Should a non-US citizen win a lottery prize, they are subject to federal withholding taxes for non-US citizens, which is 30% of their winnings. While this amount may vary depending on which state the winning ticket is claimed in, the amount that non-US citizens are taxed is very similar to that which is applied to US citizens.

so yeah its legal and they can do it legal or otherwise they can even play from mexico.....or canada for that matter or anywhere else on the globe if they can find some one to buy them one of purchases them online

Do I need to live in one of the Mega Millions states in order to win? There is NO residency requirement to play and win Mega Millions. To illustrate this point, in the past, residents of non-Mega Millions states — even residents of other countries — have won prizes in every prize category, including the jackpot. Can non-US citizens play? What if a non-US citizen wins? Yes, non-US citizens can legally play, and non-US citizens are eligible to win any prize offered in the game. If a non-US citizen wins, they would claim their prize in the same manner that a US citizen would, but the taxes withheld would be different. For example, federal withholding for non-US citizens is a flat 30%. Also, individual states may have different tax structures for non-US citizens than they do for US citizens. Depending on which country the person is a legal resident of, there also may be tax treaties between the US and that other country which could be helpful in offsetting whatever the US tax liabilities are. In short, non-US citizens can play and win Mega Millions. If a non-US citizen wins a large prize, they will be responsible for some amount of tax, which in the end will probably be an amount similar to what a US citizen would pay, but there are so many possible variations with international tax codes that you'll need to consult with a local tax attorney if you need to know a precise amount of tax liability.

edit on 12-3-2012 by KilrathiLG because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 05:34 PM

Originally posted by shadow watcher
Playing devil's advocate:
Would this be considered revenue (lottery winnings) while committing a crime (illegal alien), and if so, can it be considered ill-gotten by virtue of him not belonging here in the first place?

Just a crazy thought from a legal stand point.

It's not a crime to be here undocumented.
Look it up.

posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 05:49 PM
reply to post by ziggystrange it is if your in arizona since 2010 evidently

People can be termed illegal immigrants in one of three ways: by entering without authorization or inspection, by staying beyond the authorized period after legal entry, or by violating the terms of legal entry.[18] Their mode of violation breaks down as follows: If the suspect entered legally without inspection, then the suspect would be classified as either a "Non-Immigrant Visa Overstayer" (4 to 5.5 million) or a "Border Crossing Card Violator" (250,000 to 500,000). Together, legal entries account for 4.5–6 million unauthorized migrants, just under half of the total population. If the suspect entered illegally without inspection, then the suspect would be classified as having "Evaded the Immigration Inspectors and Border Patrol". This mode of entry accounts for 6 to 7 million people, slightly more than half of the total population.[19] Some prospective immigrants pay a "coyote" to assist them in entering the United States illegally. The cost of a coyote can be up to $17,000.[citation needed] A person can be charged with illegally re-entering the United States after being previously deported. The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines prescribe up to a 16-level offense level increase, potentially causing more than a quadrupling of one's sentence, for illegal re-entry of certain felons into the U.S.[20] The PROTECT Act instructed the U.S. Sentencing Commission to authorize four-level "fast-track" downward departures in illegal-reentry immigration cases upon motion of the prosecutor.[21] source

so it seems it all hinges on how they got here if they have violated any laws

TextSection 1325 in Title 8 of the United States Code, "Improper entry of alien", provides for a fine, imprisonment, or both for any immigrant who:[47] enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration agents, or eludes examination or inspection by immigration agents, or attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact. The maximum prison term is 6 months for the first offense and 2 years for any subsequent offense. In addition to the above criminal fines and penalties, civil fines may also be imposed.
so yeah seems kinda blatantly illegal to me if they will send ya to jail for 6 months-2 years....
edit on 12-3-2012 by KilrathiLG because: so yeah seems

posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 05:50 PM
hey, look at it this way, for once some of their earnings were taxed !

posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 05:53 PM
He'll get his citzenship and 1040 ASAP.

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