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Old 04-01-2012, 07:50 AM
 
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Springfield, MD (GMA) - A Ghanaian illegal immigrant in the United States has won $213 Million in the world's largest-ever lottery jackpot.

Kojo Ntow Ayensu was one of three winners that shared the $640 million world record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot.

Around 7:15 p.m. Friday night, Ayensu came to a 7-Eleven store in Baltimore, Maryland, and paid $1 for a "quick pick" of one line of numbers -- which ended up exactly matching those pulled.
Ghanaian illegal Immigrant Wins $213 Million
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Isn't America great?
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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I predicted as much.

Illegals don't have to pay taxes, if they have kids, they get food stamps, WIC, Section 8 housing, free health care, they often do work but don't have to report their under-the-table cash wages so have lots of spare money to spend on fluff like lottery tickets.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I need to see a reputable news agency confirm this first. It's April Fool's after all.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Yup it's an April Fool's Joke. Click on the link "to see lottery winner"

Ghanaian illegal Immigrant Wins $213 Million | General News 2012-04-01
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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Yup it's an April Fool's Joke. Click on the link "to see lottery winner"

Ghanaian illegal Immigrant Wins $213 Million | General News 2012-04-01

OOPS, I was not aware of and didn't click on what turns out to be an "April Fools" link. Sorry everyone.

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:51 AM
 
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OOPS, I was not aware of and didn't click on what turns out to be an "April Fools" link. Sorry everyone.
Awwww.... I love Ghanaian people!

Had the news been true... legal or illegal... the government collects its taxes before it actually writes out a check.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:01 AM
 
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OOPS, I was not aware of and didn't click on what turns out to be an "April Fools" link. Sorry everyone.
Well, it's believable, because the first winner of the Big Spin in the California lottery was an illegal alien from Mexico.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Well, it's believable, because the first winner of the Big Spin in the California lottery was an illegal alien from Mexico.
Note that there has been a premise put forward here that we can just say "Mexican" now for the highlighted portion of your (note the correct form) post...

It saves typing, and having to think of the context of how anything about "Mexicans" (or any other nationality also assumed to be Mexican) can have the placement in a forum on illegal immigration...
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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Note that there has been a premise put forward here that we can just say "Mexican" now for the highlighted portion of your (note the correct form) post...

It saves typing, and having to think of the context of how anything about "Mexicans" (or any other nationality also assumed to be Mexican) can have the placement in a forum on illegal immigration...
Why do you do this when it is plain as day that when the word Mexican is used in here and since this IS the illegal immigration forum that is the kind of Mexican being referred to?
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