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Can an illegal collect the jackpot?

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Posted: April 30, 2005, 1:49 am - IP Logged

 

 When California starts selling MM tickets and let's say an illegal wins the jackpot..... can they collect any of it?

 

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    its bound to happen sooner or later.....

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      Not to be taken as legal advice.  In the stories I've seen the answer is yes they collect and are deported.  I've always thought it strange to give them millions and deport when they have just become desirable immigrants.

      I guess it's more of a problem when they win smaller prizes where they have to decide if it's worth being deproted to collect.  Hence the basis for the scam where they ask you to cash their ticket because they're illegal if you provide good faith money for them to hold while you go into the store to cash it.  BobP

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        so they do get to keep the money??

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          as poor as some places in mexico are they could buy a whole town and then some.....

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            so they do get to keep the money??



            Yes, they do.

             

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              Posted: April 30, 2005, 6:27 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by MPJO on April 30, 2005


              When California starts selling MM tickets and let's say an illegal wins the jackpot..... can they collect any of it?



              There were a similar concern about a MM winner in Texas last year.  Not that it would have made any difference, a trust was formed to collect the money and it wasn't ever clear weather a citizen of Texas or Mexico actually won the money. 

              RJOh

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                Tso-gali-I

                My friends, here's how that will work.

                An Illegal wins the Jackpot. Has his relative or one of the 12 that's living in the same house that's already a citizen pick up the "checK" and they all go back to their native country and live happily ever after.

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                  Quote: Originally posted by kbcherokee on April 30, 2005



                  Tso-gali-I

                  My friends, here's how that will work.

                  An Illegal wins the Jackpot. Has his relative or one of the 12 that's living in the same house that's already a citizen pick up the "checK" and they all go back to their native country and live happily ever after.

                  Chief





                  sounds like a good movie story or something,lol,juan rodriguez and family enter the US with nothing but seven cents between them and after a couple weeks misunderstand a clerk and are given a powerball ticket by mistake,it lays around a while and then finally someone summons up the courage to take it to the store to see if it wins any spare cash.the clerk then tells them to go to the lottery headquarters to "claim their prize" they then go to the headquarters to claim their prize never realizing that they went from barely making a living to having more money than 99 percent of the united states.they head back to the homeland happier than a cat who swallowed the canary.......
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                    Posted: April 30, 2005, 9:34 pm - IP Logged
                    Quote: Originally posted by kbcherokee on April 30, 2005


                    My friends, here's how that will work.

                    An Illegal wins the Jackpot. Has his relative or one of the 12 that's living in the same house that's already a citizen pick up the "checK"................... 






                    Illegals must trust their relatives more than most, I can't imagine any citizen giving a jackpot winning ticket to a relative and asking him to pick up the check. 

                    RJOh

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                      Posted: April 30, 2005, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Why is it  that when the phrase "illegal " is used everyone thinks of mexican,s ! What if its an illegal canadian???  or some other country....

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                        Why is it  that when the phrase "illegal " is used everyone thinks of mexican,s ! What if its an illegal canadian???  or some other country....



                        The question was about California.  99% of the illegals in California are from Mexico, so I think it's a valid assumption.

                        With regard to an illegal winning Mega Millions, there is no particular scenario under which they need to claim the prize.  They don't need an aunt or uncle who lives here to claim it for them, they don't need to form a trust... nothing.  They just claim the prize — legally.

                        Of course, they are free to do each of those things I mentioned, but they are under not any obligation to do so.  One's citizenship and/or legal status has nothing to do with their ability to claim a lottery prize.  There is not one single state that has a provision for legal status written into their prize claim rules.

                         

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                          An Illegal has already won the lottery but was deported (she kept the money though). I think it was the Texas lottery but I'm not sure. I saw it on the TV years ago.

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                            Quote: Originally posted by wreakshavok777 on April 30, 2005


                            Why is it  that when the phrase "illegal " is used everyone thinks of mexican,s ! What if its an illegal canadian???  or some other country....



                            Illegals come from all over the world but the posts seem to be about by MegaMillions tickets being bought by non citizens coming across the boarder in California and Texas, one just assume they're from Mexico.  I suppose had it been about Michigan, one would assume they would be from Canada.  As far as I know , it not illegal for a citizens of another  country to play and win a U.S. lottery.

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                              If millions of Canadians were running across the border then that would be a problem. Except if the number of illegals here from Mexico matched those from Canada then Canada would be empty. We have a porous boarder with severe problems with only one country. If a rapist goes back to Canada he gets deported to the states. If a rapist goes to Mexico he can just run across the border again to commit the same crime. While Canadians might bring over a bunch of pot there have been actual cases where armed members of the Mexician army have actually crossed into the United States. The only border the U.S. has a serious and unaddressed problem with is to our south. We should have the same policy toward illegals that Mexico has had towards it's illegals coming from Guatamala, El Salvador and Honduras.