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Posted: October 25, 2008, 12:41 am - IP Logged

Can I use a PO box address to correct my winnings?? I dont have a permanted address so I always use the PO box address for lots of things..

Is it ok or is it against the law??? does anyone know?? i'd appercaite it.

 

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    Posted: October 25, 2008, 1:10 am - IP Logged

    I mean COLLECT MY WINNINGS.. lol sorry i was in a hurry when i typed it.


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      Posted: October 25, 2008, 1:18 am - IP Logged

      I mean COLLECT MY WINNINGS.. lol sorry i was in a hurry when i typed it.

      In a hurry? What's the hurry? Did you win the JP TODAY? ...lol

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        Posted: October 25, 2008, 1:27 am - IP Logged

        In my opinion you are not required to have an address to collect lottery winnings, or to have them deposited to a bank account, or setup as an annuity with direct deposit.  Depending on the state of your affairs you may have some problems getting your ducks in a row, opening a bank account if you don't already have one, that sort of thing, but don't get stressed you will work things out if you keep your calm.   

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          Posted: October 25, 2008, 7:33 am - IP Logged

          yes you can say that lol

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            Posted: October 25, 2008, 7:39 am - IP Logged

            thanks for the reply.. i do have a bank account with a major bank lol  i was just wondering on the winning thing...

             

             i usually do everything through a PO box because its much easier.. my job require me to travel  ALOT.. i dont stay in one place very long. =)

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              Posted: October 25, 2008, 7:39 am - IP Logged

              I would guess they would use whatever address is on your ID, be that your drivers license or state ID card. If you have neither, you are going to have problems.  If you don't have a bank account, you will also have problems.

              So, did you win something?

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              singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                Posted: October 25, 2008, 7:55 am - IP Logged

                if she won

                don't forget to tack on ten percent for your advice. 

                 

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                  Posted: October 25, 2008, 8:12 am - IP Logged

                  if she won

                  don't forget to tack on ten percent for your advice. 

                   

                  Chair

                  If she won, it's hers. The only thing I would tack on is "congratulations"! Hurray!

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                  singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                    Posted: October 25, 2008, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                    Can I use a PO box address to correct my winnings?? I dont have a permanted address so I always use the PO box address for lots of things..

                    Is it ok or is it against the law??? does anyone know?? i'd appercaite it.

                     

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                    States lotteries have prize claim forms that require a physical address and an eyebrow might be raised if your actual address was in a different city than the PO box, but there are many reasons why someone might get a PO box near where they work or any where they choose.

                    I live in an area without home delivery and a PO box is how I get all my mail so that would include a check from a state lottery. The IRS, SS, and many companies offer direct deposit making our actual residence irrelevant so I see nothing illegal about using a PO box to collect lottery winnings.

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                      Posted: October 25, 2008, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                      if she won

                      don't forget to tack on ten percent for your advice. 

                       

                      Chair

                      Advice here is free.

                      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                        Posted: October 25, 2008, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                        Why do you need a permanent address to collect winnings?

                        I could be a hobo riding the rails all my life with no permanent address or a wanderer who just travels from place to place.

                        I could live on the streets for that matter or under an overpass or I could be an underground troll.

                        I could be a visitor from another planet. Lets see if they could deliver my check up there. ROFL

                        As long as I can confirm who I am thats all is necessary.

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                          Posted: October 26, 2008, 11:51 am - IP Logged

                          Green laughthat was good!

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                            Posted: October 26, 2008, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                            In a hurry? What's the hurry? Did you win the JP TODAY? ...lol

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                            That was good!