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Man in Iraq wins $6.4 million Oregon Lottery jackpot

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travelintrucker's avatar - morph
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Posted: December 10, 2015, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

It's BS that only he gets anonymity for "security reasons." What about the winners in actual Oregon that have to deal with security threats in the state? I heard about this on NPR news while driving this morning.

May the balls bounce in your favor!

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    Posted: December 10, 2015, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

    Kind of pointless because you can remain anonymous in Ohio. I guess, they are trying to guarantee it in case laws change.

    May the balls bounce in your favor!

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      Posted: December 10, 2015, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

      Well it's good news for all of us using this site, it means they are for real and won't steal the winnings. I trust them and have played with them a couple of years from Sweden (no big winnings of course). The site is also advertised from both lotterypost (jackpot page) and usamega which is also good. I hope this also will lead to better access to US lotteries from europe. The Lotter is good but as stated in the articles the fees are really high. And the most strange thing is that it's still illegal for US citizens to play online lotteries in other countries.

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        Posted: December 10, 2015, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

        I do not think letting USA lotteries played by foreign citizens of any state, but especially because it could be played by IS-IS members. Now would we want that?

        Yes Is-is may have members in usa, but mostly there are few and far between, and in any case, this still makes it rife to let people in organizations with big money win the lottery, and more likely winners will not be USA citizens.  That is, the lottery is US, not world, and so it should be kept in house, and probably in state, except for powerball and mega millions type format. (all states).  I think these especially should be excluded for now. 

        I do know how to predict the lottery and have done so repeatedly this past two months, as my blog will show. But we are working as a team to share without problem by having players play their own tickets. Share fund is strictly by gentlemans agreement, but at lease we know who is playing with us.

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          Posted: December 10, 2015, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

          I Agree! bigbuckswede, The fees are too high. My bank charged a cash transfer fee of $25.00 for one bet.

           This experience has put me off on traveling anywhere international. I will travel here the U.S.

           So, is this a rule or a law which makes you go public. Each lottery playing State will have different answers.

          Lurking

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            Posted: December 10, 2015, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

            I Agree! bigbuckswede, The fees are too high. My bank charged a cash transfer fee of $25.00 for one bet.

             This experience has put me off on traveling anywhere international. I will travel here the U.S.

             So, is this a rule or a law which makes you go public. Each lottery playing State will have different answers.

            Lurking

             No fees for me while using credit card to buy tickets, maybe depends on how you transfer through your bank? But tickets cost about 2.5 times more so I only play when the jackpots get high and only a few lines. 3-5 lines. And for the orher commentd above, all of us foreigners that buy tickets also contribute in raising the jackpots, why wouldn't we also be allowed to take part of the wins?

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              Posted: December 10, 2015, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

              So, if they will let this guy stay anonymous because the win might put him in danger, why won't they extend the same courtesy to US???

              Exactly, I wonder if anyone bothered to check to see if he was on a terror watch list?

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                Posted: December 10, 2015, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                Because the Government of the people, by the people, and for the people has perished...

                Yes it has.

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                  Posted: December 10, 2015, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Well it didn't take long for us to delve into the trump like racist comments did it. Maybe just a regular guy won. Cmon 

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                    Posted: December 10, 2015, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Well it didn't take long for us to delve into the trump like racist comments did it. Maybe just a regular guy won. Cmon 

                    There's not  a single racist comment on this thread so far, but you had to make it political against Trump.

                    Your still not as clever as you think you are.

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                      Posted: December 10, 2015, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Well it didn't take long for us to delve into the trump like racist comments did it. Maybe just a regular guy won. Cmon 

                      Sully is right, there is no racism discussed, and nothing about Trump.  You have introduced both into this topic.  Do not attempt to go further into those off-topic discussions.

                       

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                        Posted: December 10, 2015, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                        It's BS that only he gets anonymity for "security reasons." What about the winners in actual Oregon that have to deal with security threats in the state? I heard about this on NPR news while driving this morning.

                        Totally agree with this. There may be good reasons for allowing anonymity for this person. But Oregon (and all other states) should extend the same consideration to their own residents.

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                          Posted: December 10, 2015, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

                          Ignoring the fact that so many are equating Iraqi to probable terrorist, ISIS is quite possibly the most well funded terrorist organization...ever. They have hundreds of millions to work with and you're all getting up in arms because an Iraqi citizen won 6.4 million. After taxes it's a drop in the bucket to what they have so let's try to keep things in perspective. 

                          The government has enough backdoor ways of seizing or freezing someone's assets. If they can garnish winnings from someone behind in child support, they aren't going to hand over a dime if a lottery winner is on a terrorist watch list.

                          I had all my deposit accounts frozen without warning because I sold Iranian saffron on eBay. Nothing unfroze until I showed evidence it was purchased before the embargo. There was no option of claiming "I didn't know" or "mea culpa" or "it was a gift and I didn't need it". The only option given was "prove the date of the purchase or we keep your money". What got me is that they didn't ask for that information before they froze my assets. They're working from a "we'll assume you're doing something illegal first and sort out the facts later" angle. 

                          So yeah, I'm going to go ahead and say congratulations to the winner because I'm 100% sure that if he isn't on the up and up, he won't be getting any of it.

                          I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                          The odds are about the same.

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                            Posted: December 10, 2015, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

                            So, if they will let this guy stay anonymous because the win might put him in danger, why won't they extend the same courtesy to US???

                            Once again you hit the nail right on the head. Though to be fair, Ohio allows for anonymity regardless, but still, it would be interesting to see if a no anonymity state would give a foreign national protection. The lottery doesn't seem to care much if their publicity whoring puts an American winner in jeopardy.

                            I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                            The odds are about the same.

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                              Posted: December 11, 2015, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                              So, if they will let this guy stay anonymous because the win might put him in danger, why won't they extend the same courtesy to US???

                              Good point. It's almost worth paying the fee so know one finds out.