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what happen if a tourist win powerball?

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United States
Member #28333
December 14, 2005
1 Posts
Posted: December 14, 2005, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

Hi All,

anybody know if you are a tourist (from other country) and buy powerball ticket and win, can the person claim the prize? if he or she can, how much money he/she would expected to receive?how much extra money deduction that a tourist can be expected?

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
    United States
    Member #9
    March 24, 2001
    19819 Posts
    Posted: December 14, 2005, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

    If a tourist wins the PB or any other lottery, he has the same responsibilities as any other winner to file a claim in the state of purchase and pay any local and federal taxes.  You can check the PB website for a more clear explanation.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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      BaristaExpress's avatar - BaristaExpressMX zpsfb0d8b5d.png
      Magnolia, Delaware
      United States
      Member #18795
      July 20, 2005
      789 Posts
      Posted: December 14, 2005, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

      Any non US citizen is hit with a 30% fed tax rate, plus any state and local taxes.

      Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

        DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
        Yinzer Country, PA
        United States
        Member #4067
        March 18, 2004
        2741 Posts
        Posted: December 14, 2005, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

        I don't blame the feds on that one.  They want as much of that money to stay in the US as possible.

        I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

          Member #17096
          June 11, 2005
          225 Posts
          Posted: December 17, 2005, 2:50 am - IP Logged

          I remember a case a few years ago, an American, he was in the military stationed in the UK, won a large amount, I don't remember how much. But, the funny part, according to the UK media, was that he was required to pay US taxes on his win. All lottery prize money is totally tax free in the UK.

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            Member #2673
            November 2, 2003
            497 Posts
            Posted: December 17, 2005, 9:56 am - IP Logged

            I have won small US jackpots. As a non-US resident, 34% was withheld in taxes - 30% federal and 4%state (Michigan). I filed a US tax return and received a Federal tax refund on some of the tax. I was not able to receive any of the state tax back. The state tax is not refunded regardless on how large the losses were for the year.

            Good luck,