|Posted: February 19, 2006, 6:04 pm - IP Logged|
please guys, i understand completly what you are saying and sorry if i may sound defensive or even worst.....but i think that i can find MANY MANY ways to cash a winning lottery ticket (if the situation arises) or sell it to the highest bidder. being in possession of a US winning ticket while not living there is not a crime.....(my gf was on vacation there, bought it and brought it back for me)...if pbs can cash the ticket for me, so therefore i can find many institution that would be "willing" to buy that ticket off my hands.......if you see what i mean...... i know laws are made for a reason...... but i cant really see the point in saying that it is illegal to send it abroad but legal to play through online betting website....to me it is absolutely the same thing..... only difference being that I get the ticket in my hands instead of someone else holding it for me. i dont know about you guys but i would not trust anybody with a 186millions winning lottery ticket.
lets put this in theory..... if i buy a ticket online through PBS then i MUST go by the PBS rules of claiming that winning ticket.....tax wise and other problems that may come my way, i will have to pay them a fee and wait nervously until they come up with a "solution"., a new law or a cheque.
in the other hand, if i was in possession of the winning ticket while temporarily living in china(i am french by the way) then i could take my time to search for the best possible financial way to "sell" or cash that winning ticket.i would go through multiple of company background/banks or even wealthy people who might give me a much better deal that i would get by taking a lump sum or annuity.....i would be in total control of my destiny and if....someone would cheat me then it would be my fault and i could only blame myself.
i mean as i read before if someone gets 360mill jackpot, they are lucky if they get 100mill as a lump sum....but i am sure there would be many institutions that would be glad to buy it back from you to a better fee than what the lottery would give you, take the annuity and make a nice profit on the top..........just like a long term loan!!!!
please quote me if i am wrong
I think it would actually be much, MUCH EASIER claiming it thru PTS than anxiously awaiting the ticket in the mail. At least with PTS you KNOW that the winning ticket is being kept for you, not out in the vast mail system waiting to get lost or stolen.
PTS' Fees are paid for when you purchase the ticket. The only interest they retain in the ticket is 1%, so they can legally buy it for you and then arrange for you to pick it up in person when you direct them to, since you are 99% of the ticket's owner. It's somewhat the equivalent of a lottery pool, except there's no pool when you claim it; just you.
I think anyone who won a jackpot out-of-state, or for EM, out-of-country, would be able to concoct just about anything that would pass for "how you bought the ticket." Doesn't seem like it would be that hard - "I was visiting the country and like to play back home, so I played a couple tickets and won!" Seems simple enough.
In short, use PTS. It's more convenient that anything I have seen, and DEFINITELY the most honest site out there.