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convicted felons and jackpot winnings

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 7 years ago by EXMECHANIC.

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should a convicted felon be allowed to claim a huge jackpot?

yes they should [ 33 ]  [76.74%]
no they should not [ 3 ]  [6.98%]
not sure [ 7 ]  [16.28%]
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Posted: December 3, 2007, 7:58 am - IP Logged

should a convicted felon be allowed to claim a huge jackpot like hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars?  after should a criminal record make them inelgible?

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    Posted: December 3, 2007, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

    I put not sure, because I'm not sure what this question covers. If someone is a convicted felon but paid their debt to society then yes they should be free to play.

        But if your in prison, or your parole/probation process then no, I think the lottery is for those who can play by the rules of our society.

    EXMECHANIC

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      Posted: December 3, 2007, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

      convicted felons should be allowed to play and claim jackpots, but should share their winnings with the people they hurt.

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        Posted: December 3, 2007, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

        I put not sure, because I'm not sure what this question covers. If someone is a convicted felon but paid their debt to society then yes they should be free to play.

            But if your in prison, or your parole/probation process then no, I think the lottery is for those who can play by the rules of our society.

        I have to agree Roll Eyes

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          Posted: December 3, 2007, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

          I think they should. They played fair and square and put their money into the game just like everybody else who played it.

          Gonna win.Big Smile

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            Posted: December 3, 2007, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

            only if part of the judgement states he or she is not allowed to play.....everybody else should be able to....if you have a dollar and a dream, go for it.

            Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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              Posted: December 4, 2007, 12:00 am - IP Logged

              If their right to play and claim jackpots is not taken away by due process, then yes, they should be aloowed to claim.

              Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

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                Posted: December 5, 2007, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

                I put not sure, because I'm not sure what this question covers. If someone is a convicted felon but paid their debt to society then yes they should be free to play.

                    But if your in prison, or your parole/probation process then no, I think the lottery is for those who can play by the rules of our society.

                I Agree!

                Good luck to everyone!

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                  Posted: December 6, 2007, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                  I feel like if you buy a ticket, parolee or not you should be able to get your money.When a person buys a ticket the cashier does not ask them if they are on parole or not.US Flag

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                    Posted: December 6, 2007, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

                    I put not sure, because I'm not sure what this question covers. If someone is a convicted felon but paid their debt to society then yes they should be free to play.

                        But if your in prison, or your parole/probation process then no, I think the lottery is for those who can play by the rules of our society.

                    "But if your in prison,"

                    I've heard about those country club style prisons but I didn't know they had lottery terminals.

                    "or your parole/probation process then no,"

                    People are paroled and put on probation because the courts believe they are not a threat and have paid their debt to society.

                    "I think the lottery is for those who can play by the rules of our society."

                    Speed limits and stop signs are rules of out society too. Where do we draw the line?

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                      Posted: December 6, 2007, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

                      If their right to play and claim jackpots is not taken away by due process, then yes, they should be aloowed to claim.

                      You have to be 21 to legally gamble in casinos and many times underage gamblers have hit jackpots only to learn they won't be paid off and will be escorted from the casino.

                      In Ohio when we win over $600 we fill out form that has a question asking if we owe back child support. The form must be signed and notarize then you take it to a bank to get the money. The laws that apply to all legal documents apply to it. If the prize is over $5000 we must take it to a regional office so taxes can be deducted and they probably check to see if you owe any child support or back taxes before issuing the check.

                      The Constitution might prevent the lottery from doing a criminal check.

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                        Posted: December 7, 2007, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                        A better question might be should a state be allowed to criminize their own customers?

                        Afterall they're the ones who sell it the "addictive narcotic" under the guise of ENTERTAINMENT AND FUN!

                        They're whole marketing srategy to bring in sales is based upon; convincing the public at large that what they are selling is not really "gambling" but ENTERTAINMENT & FUN! A DREAM!

                        If they had their way about it we'd all be addictive gamblers.

                        O I get it!  Lets penalize the customer now after they've bought into the marketing ploy hook, line and sinker!! GET REAL! I've even heard young children in line at the grocery store/marketplace say "Mom buy a ticket I think you should you're gonna win!

                        The lottery sells a dream! It's not gambling! If you were convinced it was something else!

                        We all buy a ticket from the state and now we're criminalized for it! Give us a break!

                         

                        Hey I thought it was just "entertainment and fun!

                         Isnt that what you've been trying to convince us all it was! A fun game! And now lets criminalize the customer! ConfusedGeesh!

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                          Posted: December 7, 2007, 1:11 am - IP Logged

                          according to most state lottery rules if you 18 or older you may purchase a lottery ticket. It's a legal binding contract a wager if you will with the state.

                          If you were a convict or are on probation and the probate rules say you cant gamble then you should wait until your probation period is over. Why break the law.

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                            Posted: December 7, 2007, 1:27 am - IP Logged

                            according to most state lottery rules if you 18 or older you may purchase a lottery ticket. It's a legal binding contract a wager if you will with the state.

                            If you were a convict or are on probation and the probate rules say you cant gamble then you should wait until your probation period is over. Why break the law.

                            Good advice since you are screwed if you trust for one second it is just entertainment and fun a dream a chance a reality a LIFE! A vacation in the sun given to you compliments of your State Lottery!

                             I think all people should be able tobuy a ticket if the state is selling! If its some illegal ticket down the road at some illegal gambling house or something no!

                             

                            The probation rules should say,"You can only buy lottery tickets and scratcher games from a staterun officeorretailer or legal state market, If you are found gambling illegally outside of buying from the state, it is a violationof your probation.

                            But that State criminalizing the public on probation is criminalizing itself!

                             So is it legal or not? Would the state make up their mind your Honor! 

                            Why criminalize your customers after you've sold them on the idea in every commercial, radio, billboard and magazine that its just a dream a chance to win a vaction in the sun! Entertainment and FUN! a DREAM!

                             

                            Not Gambling!

                             I didnt hear that in their marketing compaign to gain more customers for their product! 

                            But yes until the day comes one is off probation I suppose they should not purchase tickets from their lovely little State.

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                              Posted: December 7, 2007, 8:32 am - IP Logged

                              A better question might be should a state be allowed to criminize their own customers?

                              Afterall they're the ones who sell it the "addictive narcotic" under the guise of ENTERTAINMENT AND FUN!

                              They're whole marketing srategy to bring in sales is based upon; convincing the public at large that what they are selling is not really "gambling" but ENTERTAINMENT & FUN! A DREAM!

                              If they had their way about it we'd all be addictive gamblers.

                              O I get it!  Lets penalize the customer now after they've bought into the marketing ploy hook, line and sinker!! GET REAL! I've even heard young children in line at the grocery store/marketplace say "Mom buy a ticket I think you should you're gonna win!

                              The lottery sells a dream! It's not gambling! If you were convinced it was something else!

                              We all buy a ticket from the state and now we're criminalized for it! Give us a break!

                               

                              Hey I thought it was just "entertainment and fun!

                               Isnt that what you've been trying to convince us all it was! A fun game! And now lets criminalize the customer! ConfusedGeesh!

                              I don't believe the state has 'deputized' clerks selling lottery tickets to determine any legal aspect of a person's life beyond whether they meet age requirements to purchase a ticket. 

                              That determination falls on the soulders of the legal system to sort out after a felon is determined by the legal system to have broken the law (again) if on probation or parole. 

                              Good luck to everyone!