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Should illegal immigrants be able to claim lottery prizes?

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Should illegal immigrants be able to claim lottery prizes?

Yes [ 31 ]  [27.43%]
No [ 65 ]  [57.52%]
Does it really matter? [ 17 ]  [15.04%]
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Posted: July 25, 2010, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

not only a valid ID but a valid SS# as well

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    Posted: July 25, 2010, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

    Illegal immigrants should not be allowed to even play U.S. lottery games. Mexico has a lottery, why not play the Mexican lottery?

    Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

    In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: July 25, 2010, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

      Once you go  you can alway go back... whenever

      Careful now pepper, I heard tiggs was hard to handle at one time.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: July 26, 2010, 2:24 am - IP Logged

        That new super highway and energy resource conduit from Mesico to Can-ada is NAFTA & CAFTA  “divide and conquer”.

        Badges? We don’t need no stink’n badges!

        DD

          pepper1's avatar - batman38
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          Posted: July 26, 2010, 11:26 am - IP Logged

          Careful now pepper, I heard tiggs was hard to handle at one time.

          Thanks RD I take that under advisement. By the way he is missing in action every since I put out that message.

          Don't worry Tiggs I have a husband of 37 years, after him i don't want another one. Never Ever. Let me be a free bird.

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            Posted: July 26, 2010, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

            "If they are allowed to play, they should be allowed to collect their wins."

             

            You're missing the point the same way as everybody who takes your position, Jack Pot.

            The point is this: They are not supposed to be here in the first place.

            You do not get the keys to the city just because you were successful in evading the Border Patrol.

             

            Is there a written law prohibiting them from playing and winning, you ask?

            Probably not but let me ask you this:

            If a strange man sneaks in the back door of your house, is it then ok for him to sit down and have dinner with your family just because he's already there?

            Why not? There's no law that says people can't have dinner at your house, is there?

             

            Are ya pickin up what I'm puttin down?

            rdg, I won't argue with you.

            I asked the owner of the 7/11 where I buy my tickets about the OP's question. He said illegals can claim on their wins, but since they don't have SSN, they will be taxed more. They have to present a valid ID though, and a valid ID is any government-issued ID. He said, he asked the lottery HQ about this because we are in a farming community. These illegals work in the fields. Once a week a group of 10 workers come to his store to buy $2 worth of megamillion ticket - advance play- this is the reason why he asked, he felt guilty selling lotto tickets to people who may not be able to collect should they win...

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              Posted: July 26, 2010, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

              Thanks RD I take that under advisement. By the way he is missing in action every since I put out that message.

              Don't worry Tiggs I have a husband of 37 years, after him i don't want another one. Never Ever. Let me be a free bird.

              You hitting on tiggs pepper?..tiggs is spoken for..He is rich and has one foot in the grave..tiggs is not like ridgey with wimins all over the country..Sugerbritches ever finds out OH MAN!!!..tiggs won't tell...yeah right...Let tiggs know when you hit the lottery pepper him and ridge will come a knock'in..$$$$$<<<----we be smellin this stuff $$$$$$..

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                Posted: July 26, 2010, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                rdg, I won't argue with you.

                I asked the owner of the 7/11 where I buy my tickets about the OP's question. He said illegals can claim on their wins, but since they don't have SSN, they will be taxed more. They have to present a valid ID though, and a valid ID is any government-issued ID. He said, he asked the lottery HQ about this because we are in a farming community. These illegals work in the fields. Once a week a group of 10 workers come to his store to buy $2 worth of megamillion ticket - advance play- this is the reason why he asked, he felt guilty selling lotto tickets to people who may not be able to collect should they win...

                The other day I matched 3+1 with a PowerBall ticket.  I took it in, the clerk checked it and said WOW and gave me $100 and my ticket back.  No ID requested or needed.  The only time I have ever needed ID to collect my lottery winnings was when I won $1500 and had to collect it from a bank after my ticket was verify by a local retailer.  The bank needed my ID to verify information for the state to sent me a W-G form. 

                The only time an illegal immigrant is going to be checked before getting his prize is when it exceeds $600 and how often is that going to happen.   And if it does, it not going to be hard to find someone to claim it for him and pay the taxes for a small fee if he wishes.  Before I retired I was in a lottery pool at work that won several $1500 prizes and the deal was to allow one of pool member kid who was in college to cash in our ticket and pay him $100 for his service.  Since he didn't have a job, when he filed his tax return he also got the refund of ~$350 withheld for taxes when he claimed our prize which was a good deal for everyone involved, he made $450 and we didn't pay any taxes.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
                             Evil Looking       

                  pepper1's avatar - batman38
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                  Posted: July 26, 2010, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

                  You must didn't read my post husband of 37 years I smell the same thing that you smell MONEY MONEY. Read my post

                  after him i don't want to look at another man until i feel like it. I'm about the $$$$$$$$$

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                    Posted: July 26, 2010, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                    You must didn't read my post husband of 37 years I smell the same thing that you smell MONEY MONEY. Read my post

                    after him i don't want to look at another man until i feel like it. I'm about the $$$$$$$$$

                    tiggs reads your post..Your hard to understand being a liberal you don't make that much sense..tiggs can figure it out tho so keep posting..


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                      Posted: July 26, 2010, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

                      Hey ridge, tiggs, are the lotteries a dream and a distraction like the news, sports and the next big thing at the coliseum? Are they just another opiate for the masses?

                      DD

                        pepper1's avatar - batman38
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                        Posted: July 28, 2010, 12:38 am - IP Logged

                        tiggs reads your post..Your hard to understand being a liberal you don't make that much sense..tiggs can figure it out tho so keep posting..

                        What does being a Democrat have to do with being liberal. If it wasn't for RD  translate  for you most things you say would be none extinct being the right wing that you are.

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                          Posted: July 28, 2010, 11:45 am - IP Logged

                          What does Democrat have to do with being a liberal..WHAT???....pepper babe if you don't know at your age tiggs can never explain it to you so ask ridge he's full of....and knowledge..

                            pepper1's avatar - batman38
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                            Posted: July 28, 2010, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                            What does Democrat have to do with being a liberal..WHAT???....pepper babe if you don't know at your age tiggs can never explain it to you so ask ridge he's full of....and knowledge..

                            I don't now what you are nor do I care. I find it distasteful to criticism someone because they're not of

                            your party are have the same view as you, are to see things one way, when all the parties have there

                            problem. I will not debate this subject with you any futher it is a disrespect to this person post.

                              konane's avatar - wallace
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                              Posted: July 28, 2010, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                              No. Unless they are here on a valid VISA or Passport...which would allow them to be here legally.

                              I Agree!  I Agree!   Don't believe you have to be a ciitzen to claim a jackpot but believe you have to have legal documentation if a non-citizen in order to claim.

                              Just wish they'd abolish all taxes on wins.  Big Grin

                              Good luck to everyone!

                                 
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