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Old 05-22-2011, 01:37 PM
 
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I thought they tripled the winnings if an illegal won.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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What if you have $10 million dollars and you win $100 million dollars playing the lottery ? Should that person be able to keep their winnings in your opinion ?
Why shouldn't they? They won it, what difference does it make?

That's no different than You and I enter the office betting pool.... You win and you make 100% more than I do, should you keep the winnings?

The question I have is, is it fair for the government to take 50% of my winnings?
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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What if you have $10 million dollars and you win $100 million dollars playing the lottery ? Should that person be able to keep their winnings in your opinion ?
Hard to say. That scenario is so unlikely as to be totally irrelevant.

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Why shouldn't they? They won it, what difference does it make?

That's no different than You and I enter the office betting pool.... You win and you make 100% more than I do, should you keep the winnings?

The question I have is, is it fair for the government to take 50% of my winnings?
I think it's fair. It's a windfall.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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The first guy to win a substantial amount in the California lottery was an illlegal alien. I don't remember if it was from a ticket, or the Big Spin, and he got to keep the money.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:48 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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It depends on the state.

Some states don't allow non-residents to win their lottery.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:12 AM
 
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Would she/he be able to keep the money ?
NO, they cannot keep the money. In order to receive the money, you must be at least a legal resident and have proof of document.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:14 AM
 
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The first guy to win a substantial amount in the California lottery was an illlegal alien. I don't remember if it was from a ticket, or the Big Spin, and he got to keep the money.
I don't know if he was the first but I do remember when this happened. The rules were immediately changed right after and he was escorted to the plane, on board to Mexico once he received his check. He was not allowed to stay. It happened in California in the 80's.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Pa
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1 word. NO
Should any criminal be allowed to profit from their crimes? NO
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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It does depend on the States status on this issue, i believe each is different. But the way i feel, if they cannot aford to come here by legal means, and become a citzizen , then in no way they should be allowed to keep a winning lotto.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:51 PM
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NO, they cannot keep the money. In order to receive the money, you must be at least a legal resident and have proof of document.

For a small cut of the winnings, I don't think any illegal immigrant would find it too hard to find a resident willing to help them out.
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