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Posted: March 17, 2008, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

Good Evening,

As a Non-Resident  Living in Canada,  I was  in  Vermont   for spring Break  and  bought a few tickets when I stopped Off for Gas.  As a Non Resident  I would  have to leave the Fed's Tax withholdings of   approximately 30.0 % of a Lump Sum  Cash  all in advance, meaning  (rules state that Non-Residents must settle for Lump-sum Payments ) My Question is ,  how  would the General Public feel about  a situation where  a Tourist won?  Even Though I love the U.S.A.  and would definitely buy myself a house  in the State, and even  open a Business (yes A  DREAM ! ) Would that offend  The People  Living in the State ?

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    Maybe you should start a thread on this subject, KamehamehaIII.   Living in FL, I know it's happened a few times.  I remember when a couple visiting from Germany won.  Also, many people travel from border states like Alabama and Georgia when the jackpot is large.  I wouldn't be too surprised to learn that Canadian has also won a lottery game in FL.

    The bottom line is if you buy a ticket and you are visiting our country legally, you have the same right to win as anyone else.  I certainly would feel that way if I visited Canada and bought a ticket.

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      Thanks to You i Sunny Florida , I live in Canada and we Just Keep Getting  Alot of Snow, But Trajedy has struck , last week in  Ski Country St-Sauveur Quebec , a roof  collapsed  killing three woman at a  Specialty Foof Manufacturer.  Sad , My Prayers go Out To Their Families.
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        CORRECTION (my Apologies )   Specialty  Food Manufacturer , the roof collapsed due to The snow on the Roof.
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          Posted: March 17, 2008, 7:23 pm - IP Logged
          Getting Back to the Topic of the   Lucky Winners,  they should seek  a Tax  Lawyers guidance on the best way to set up Trust funds for the Children,  I have already  a plan with a state  Tax Lawyer,  Just In Case ! , Well , I'm Feeling Very Lucky,  on Christmas Eve I was  at the Royal Hawain, The Most Beautiful  Hotel in Waikiki .  I had  Deja Vu of The King  of Rock'n Roll. Well it Being Renovated and will close from  april 2008 to Early 2009 , and re-open onthe same date  it opened  some 90 + years Ago.
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            I smell a lawsuit coming, hopefully there were rules in that weekly Pool, that was played,,,cause I don't think they are going to settle for the old "we will give them some money" Line.

            there is no chance of WINNING a lawsuit...the others didnt put up their money to play and they get nothing...if someone said we will give you something and after they change mind and say we'll give you nothing they can do so...didnt play your not entitled to share...no winning argument in any court...whatever they decide to share is a big gift to the recipient no matter the amount...they could have chiped in a buck in the pool but didn't...if you cannot give me one buck then why should i give you millions?..NO play, NO winnings...they may decide to sue but they are not entitled so the lawsuit will fail


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              there is no chance of WINNING a lawsuit...the others didnt put up their money to play and they get nothing...if someone said we will give you something and after they change mind and say we'll give you nothing they can do so...didnt play your not entitled to share...no winning argument in any court...whatever they decide to share is a big gift to the recipient no matter the amount...they could have chiped in a buck in the pool but didn't...if you cannot give me one buck then why should i give you millions?..NO play, NO winnings...they may decide to sue but they are not entitled so the lawsuit will fail

              Law & logic seldom go hand in hand.What appears to the layman as a cut & dried case seldom is.A good shyster,er, I mean attorney could get the others ladies an equal share just because one of the ladies remarked that they would give them something.Once the door has been opened it will be difficult to close it.This is assuming that someone sues the group,which is a big assumption to make.

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                Posted: March 17, 2008, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                This is why I always stay current in my office pools...I'm involved in 3 of them, @ $2 each per week, and I pay mine every Monday without failure.

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                  Posted: March 17, 2008, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                  Another lottery pool, of course. Tax people as well, what irony.

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                    Posted: March 17, 2008, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

                    I like pools.  I just can't find one in my area.  I know there are several.

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                      Law & logic seldom go hand in hand.What appears to the layman as a cut & dried case seldom is.A good shyster,er, I mean attorney could get the others ladies an equal share just because one of the ladies remarked that they would give them something.Once the door has been opened it will be difficult to close it.This is assuming that someone sues the group,which is a big assumption to make.

                      I agree. One must never say never when it comes to lawsuits about "missing players". There are a few lawsuits going on right now, where people have claimed that they were regular paying, lottery pool members, but happened to miss out of the winning drawing and are suing to get their share. Happens all the time. Just read the articles here. There is actually a pretty big story about one going on in Canada right now.

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                        Law & logic seldom go hand in hand.What appears to the layman as a cut & dried case seldom is.A good shyster,er, I mean attorney could get the others ladies an equal share just because one of the ladies remarked that they would give them something.Once the door has been opened it will be difficult to close it.This is assuming that someone sues the group,which is a big assumption to make.

                        I agree. It can happen, and possibly win. Admitting the other three always play could be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Less said at this point wouldn't be a bad idea, if it isn't too late. Joe

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                          Posted: March 18, 2008, 1:07 am - IP Logged

                          I smell a lawsuit coming, hopefully there were rules in that weekly Pool, that was played,,,cause I don't think they are going to settle for the old "we will give them some money" Line.

                          You are probably right..  I am in a office lottery pool and we all had to sign a contract, one of the rules were if you did not play that week, if we hit you did not get a share of anything. The only exception that was made was that if there were a medical emergency or death in the family --(we would put your share in)........ Other than that zero input meant zero dollars!!  We all agreed and we signed it.   

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                            You are probably right..  I am in a office lottery pool and we all had to sign a contract, one of the rules were if you did not play that week, if we hit you did not get a share of anything. The only exception that was made was that if there were a medical emergency or death in the family --(we would put your share in)........ Other than that zero input meant zero dollars!!  We all agreed and we signed it.   

                            i agree with above....pool rules should be simple to follow and also common sense...in my office we have a sign up sheet that includes the people who contributed and amount...everyone contributes same amount in to buying tickets, winnings for that draw get divided equally among participating members for that draw and if winnings are below $150 they go into next pot for buying tickets...we give everyone a photo copy of all tickets for them to check before draw.....in this case the 8 winning memebrs have said that they will share part of their winnings but i seriously doubt they will split equally..they will most likely give em something ($100,000 or so)..which the others will not accept and take it to court...but i'll still say that if they did not contribute money to buy tickets for that draw they should not be entitled to any winning from that draw...whatever anyone said they will share part of can be any amount...the judge will most likely say..you didnt participate you get no equal share (the millions), take whatever 100,000 they will give you and have a nice day...friendships ruined forever after that

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                              Thanks to You i Sunny Florida , I live in Canada and we Just Keep Getting  Alot of Snow, But Trajedy has struck , last week in  Ski Country St-Sauveur Quebec , a roof  collapsed  killing three woman at a  Specialty Foof Manufacturer.  Sad , My Prayers go Out To Their Families.

                              Yes, that's very sad.  Are you near Mont Tremblant?  It's been 20 years, but I used to ski a lot and I drove to Quebec.  Very pretty area.