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Undocumented Algerian lottery winner must prove identity to claim €250,000 prize

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The friend who tried to go in and pick-up the check for him must have been acting incredibly nervous and suspicious. In this country that ticket would be a "bearer instrument" until signed. Which means whomever is in possession of the ticket is considered the rightful owner unless someone else has signed the ticket. This guy should go get his ID, open a bank account and go get his money and stop worrying about being deported. He's only been there a month, take your money with you to another country and start a new life.

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If he gets his papers from Algeria, or consulate in Brussels, he could go get the money. Of course they will check if he isn't a criminal first. With 250000 he might buy a very nice house in very nice region of Algeria. Prices are probably less than half of here.

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    Winner 🏆 hopefully he will get his $$$ and with his cash flow get all of the proper documentation.

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      I really don't understand with this story ,  for example, lets say ..

       

      A person illegally crossed the US Border and he has been living in Texas, and one day he buys a Powerball ticket and won $454million Jackpot.

      So the Texas lottery commission is saying bring the Identity to claim the prize. 

      Above all the that Algerian is unauthorized to live in Belgium, he is in violation of immigration law.

      And again, that Algerian Person send somebody else to claim the prize, which can be problem for him, because he can be charge for money laundering. 

      Still police is not deporting him and giving him a chance to bring identity from his country. What a joke! 

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        I really don't understand with this story ,  for example, lets say ..

         

        A person illegally crossed the US Border and he has been living in Texas, and one day he buys a Powerball ticket and won $454million Jackpot.

        So the Texas lottery commission is saying bring the Identity to claim the prize. 

        Above all the that Algerian is unauthorized to live in Belgium, he is in violation of immigration law.

        And again, that Algerian Person send somebody else to claim the prize, which can be problem for him, because he can be charge for money laundering. 

        Still police is not deporting him and giving him a chance to bring identity from his country. What a joke! 

        Illegals in the US usually do have documentation that can prove their identity -- their foreign birth certificate, national ID card from their country of origin, often a foreign passport too. And in some states they also get driver's licenses. They only lack documentation that gives them the right to be here. That's why the term "undocumented" is ridiculous PC nonsense. They have plenty of documentation.

        Illegals in the US can play and win the lottery and claim prizes in states that don't require anything beyond official identity documents. I know in California they play and claim without trouble.

        This Algerian guy illegally living in Europe is really living on the fringes of society, not having any ID or a permanent address.