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So if I ever win a jackpot...

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Posted: October 25, 2007, 1:59 am - IP Logged

 Or any permanent resident wins a lottery...

  I heard about a story of a lottery winner who requested a citizenship right after his jackpot winning. And he got it right away. Will the US government give a citizenship to people with some extraordinary situations like that? Have you guys heard of such kind of stories?

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    Posted: October 25, 2007, 3:39 am - IP Logged

    Are you sure you're not thinking of a "Green Card" lottery?

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      Posted: October 25, 2007, 3:47 am - IP Logged

       Or any permanent resident wins a lottery...

        I heard about a story of a lottery winner who requested a citizenship right after his jackpot winning. And he got it right away. Will the US government give a citizenship to people with some extraordinary situations like that? Have you guys heard of such kind of stories?

      Good question: if a person is visiting the USA from a foreign country and won a Jackpot, how would the USA tax them ?

      You KNOW they are not getting their money outta here before giving the guv a pretty fair chunk.. 

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        Posted: October 25, 2007, 4:29 am - IP Logged

        I didn't think that was the question, Guesser.  I thought the question was if winning the lottery would expedite a person's legal status for US Citizenship.  Being a popular tourist spot, FL has had a few winners from other countries.  Their rules state that if a person does not have a U.S. social security card, 30% will automatically be deducted for federal income tax.   We have no state income tax or it would probably be more.   I'm not sure if that's an IRS rule, but I'm guessing it is.

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          Posted: October 25, 2007, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

          Most of the developed nations have multiple tracks to citizenship or residency.

          Some (but not all) ...

          1. live and work (& wait in line) for many years (most well known in USA - green card)
          2. marry citizen of the host nation (often combined with #1)
          3. get pregnant, wait 8 months, hop plane to USA (people who won't do #1, and can't finagle their way into #2 right away)
          4. have skills needed by the host nation (h1-b and the like)
          5. have fat stacks o' loot (investor programs, often used outside the USA)

          The popularity of the option depends on the nationality.

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            Posted: October 25, 2007, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

            There's a few more. Foreigners that join the U.S. military and do a combat tour (or maybe even just a hitch) can become citizens if they want to.

            Israel, Irealnd, and Italy all have programs where anyone proving ethnic ties can go there and become a citizen or dual citizen.  

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              Posted: October 25, 2007, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

              There's a few more. Foreigners that join the U.S. military and do a combat tour (or maybe even just a hitch) can become citizens if they want to.

              Israel, Irealnd, and Italy all have programs where anyone proving ethnic ties can go there and become a citizen or dual citizen.  

                SmileI forgot about the "army" option.

              The programs, of course, vary by nation. If you visit a countries immigration web site, some of them even have a "quiz" you can take to see if you have what they are looking for at the moment. And there's any number of sites devoted to the do's, don'ts, & loopholes (gotta have thosePonder) of the process 

              Although, it's looking like, if we wait long enough, we'll all be part of the same country whether we like it or not. Scared

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                Posted: October 25, 2007, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

                PLEASE>>>>>

                Lottery Post member's >>>>WHO I REALLY hope one of <<<<you

                butt MABY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PSYKOMO will win the JACKPOT

                S@@nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn CAN write a REPORT and TELL

                ALL of YOU about all the PAPERWORK and QUESTION's ALL of "U"

                MUST ANSWER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

                BEFORE:

                U collect a DIME

                the lottery commission will.....

                right your "BOAT" (or SINK YOUR ~~~~~SHIP)

                PartySO DON't YOU.....Thinking of...

                LOL

                PSYKOMO 

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                  Posted: October 25, 2007, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

                  What?

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                    Posted: October 25, 2007, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                    What?

                    tiggs95???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

                    can yoy read ???????? and if yoy WIN can YOY WRITE ???????Tooo?

                    NO<<<<<<<<<<<<this is not an ATTACK on U or ANYONE!!!!!!

                    if U or anyone win's (paperwork)!!!!!!!

                    I REALLY think that is FAIR^^^^^^^^^^DON't YOU???????

                    LOL^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^HOPE you can share a story on LP!!! 

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                      Posted: October 25, 2007, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                      tiggs95???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

                      can yoy read ???????? and if yoy WIN can YOY WRITE ???????Tooo?

                      NO<<<<<<<<<<<<this is not an ATTACK on U or ANYONE!!!!!!

                      if U or anyone win's (paperwork)!!!!!!!

                      I REALLY think that is FAIR^^^^^^^^^^DON't YOU???????

                      LOL^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^HOPE you can share a story on LP!!! 

                                  I Agree!

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                        Posted: October 25, 2007, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

                         Or any permanent resident wins a lottery...

                          I heard about a story of a lottery winner who requested a citizenship right after his jackpot winning. And he got it right away. Will the US government give a citizenship to people with some extraordinary situations like that? Have you guys heard of such kind of stories?

                        A year or so back a guy here in Iowa got his citizenship one day and that night he won a million + $$ in the Hot Lotto.That doesn't happen everyday.

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                          Posted: October 25, 2007, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                          What?

                          I think Psykomo was talking about the paperwork to become a resident of Planet Earth. 

                          (sorry, Psykomo..couldn't resist) 

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                            Posted: October 26, 2007, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                             Uh...I do have a green card.

                             I am asking if winning a large amount of jackpot will allow me to get a citizenship on a faster lane.

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                              Posted: October 26, 2007, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                               Oh, one more question.

                               When a winner pick up the check, can he go to any bank of his choice (ones that he doesn't have an account with) and open a new account with his check?