|Posted: December 3, 2005, 1:49 am - IP Logged|
Receiving lottery tickets through the mail is the part that is illegal. No body send money through the mail with Western Union, credit cards and money orders being available. Send your sister a check, money order or western union with the money. If you win you will have to come to Ohio to claim the jackpot or have her claim it, paid the taxes and send you the rest minus a fee for her troubles.
Once again you are talking about something you do not understand. Here is 18 USC 1302 concerning mailing material concerning a lottery:
Whoever knowingly deposits in the mail, or sends or delivers by mail:
Any letter, package, postal card, or circular concerning any lottery, gift enterprise, or similar scheme offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance;
Any lottery ticket or part thereof, or paper, certificate, or instrument purporting to be or to represent a ticket, chance, share, or interest in or dependent upon the event of a lottery, gift enterprise, or similar scheme offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance;
Any check, draft, bill, money, postal note, or money order, for the purchase of any ticket or part thereof, or of any share or chance in any such lottery, gift enterprise, or scheme;
Any newspaper, circular, pamphlet, or publication of any kind containing any advertisement of any lottery, gift enterprise, or scheme of any kind offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance, or containing any list of the prizes drawn or awarded by means of any such lottery, gift enterprise, or scheme, whether said list contains any part or all of such prizes;
Any article described in section 1953
of this title—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both; and for any subsequent offense shall be imprisoned not more than five years.