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Let me get this straight. The Lotter allows people from all over the globe to play USA lottos?

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Posted: December 19, 2015, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

Is it true then, that <snip> allows people from all over the world to play the lotto I've always known to be exclusive to the United States of America?

How long has this been going on?

Why is it being allowed to go on?

The odds suck as it is. 
I'm surprised there aren't 2350 lotto winners at a time.

 

 

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    Posted: December 19, 2015, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

    Keep US lottery dollars in the US with the US tax payers!

    May the balls bounce in your favor!

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      Posted: December 19, 2015, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

      Keep US lottery dollars in the US with the US tax payers!

      I Agree! I AGREE !!!!!  I Agree!

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        Posted: December 21, 2015, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

        I Agree! I AGREE !!!!!  I Agree!

        It's not the first time a foreign national including Canadians won lottery prizes over $25,000. The IRS regulations require that 30% is deducted for Federal taxes and of course state taxes are deducted off the top too.

        The best way to keep Canadians, Mexicans, and any other foreign nationals from winning US jackpots is "Don't sell them tickets".

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          Posted: December 21, 2015, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

          What's the big deal? US Citizens are allowed to play foreign lotteries like Euromillions, Canadas lotteries, Spains El Gordo etc. if they travel abroad. If a non-citizen wins, they still have to pay taxes on their jackpot win.

          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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            Posted: December 21, 2015, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

            What's the big deal? US Citizens are allowed to play foreign lotteries like Euromillions, Canadas lotteries, Spains El Gordo etc. if they travel abroad. If a non-citizen wins, they still have to pay taxes on their jackpot win.

            The big deal is that it sucks. Like I said, I'm surprised Megamillions and Powerball lotto jackpots aren't split up like 2000 ways every time the lotto is drawn.

            If everyone in the world is allowed to play our lotto - that's just BS.

            I want it to be our (USA.  screw the rest of the countries) own.  But, it hasn't really yet changed to a gobal lotto.  When is it scheduled to change?

            But, has anyone ever seen headlines like:  "France or Lybia, or Greece  wins the Powerball"?

            Neither have I, but maybe that's why there always seems to be a winner in either California or New York.

            I think there's a big sort of "lotto butler" type thing going on (if my suspicions about global participation are true), in those places, like the one that's confused the lottery situation in Oregon, recently. In fact, that situation is what got me wondering about this.

            So, now, I have to compete with 7.3 BILLION potentional players as opposed to 350 million people, whenever I play?

            So, this means I have to be the top winner in the world? 
            Yeah, Right.  I'm sure that's going to happen.  Thanks a lot, "USA" lotto.     : (

            Check my previous posts. I had intended to make donations to Childrens' hospitals and also Mercy Ships, on the west coast of Africa, if I win.

            BUT NOW,  NO FRIGGIN WAY , would I make ANY such donations, should I win, if this news about global participation is true, and in effect.

            If the USA is going to include the rest of the world in our lottos, I plan to take all that's rightfully mine, and to hell with any donations. 

            I'll build me a self-sustaining compound, and say good-bye to the rest of globe.

            I'll just pick out one or two families, in the USA, that's facing hardships. Especially, if they have a kid that's deformed, and needs specialists.  I'll make them rich, if I ever won the entire jackpot.  But, this is why it's never happened, and likely never will.

            Man, it figures, and I totally hate this situation.

             

            What really upsets me, is that as with the recent Oregon situation, it actually caused confusion among [our] lottery officials.  They finally said that the "winner did nothing wrong".   Yeah, but did somebody do something they shouldn't have?

            And NO, I DON'T travel abroad. I'm in the best country that was ever developed. This one USA. The one that every country wants to take advantage of (except for maybe China).

            Yeah, I take my lottos that seriously, and it's that important to me, and mine.

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              Posted: December 21, 2015, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

              It's not the first time a foreign national including Canadians won lottery prizes over $25,000. The IRS regulations require that 30% is deducted for Federal taxes and of course state taxes are deducted off the top too.

              The best way to keep Canadians, Mexicans, and any other foreign nationals from winning US jackpots is "Don't sell them tickets".

              I've since come to find out that anyone may be able to purchase tickets online, but

              I don't know how true that is, because of what I've asked here, in an earlier post:
              Have you ever seen anything posted about a jackpot ever awarded to a country outside the USA?

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                Posted: December 21, 2015, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                Is it true then, that <snip> allows people from all over the world to play the lotto I've always known to be exclusive to the United States of America?

                How long has this been going on?

                Why is it being allowed to go on?

                The odds suck as it is. 
                I'm surprised there aren't 2350 lotto winners at a time.

                 

                 

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                You're really getting your panties in a wad over nothing. The guy hired a butler service to walk into a store and physically by a ticket. He got lucky. And you didn't. Neither did I. So, try again next time. Or don't. Whatever.

                When my daughter was studying abroad in Spain a few years ago, she could have bought an El Gordo ticket. Or a Euromillions ticket.

                Oh, and there aren't 2000 winners each time because the odds are really high. They don't even come close to selling all the combinations in the game.

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                  Posted: December 22, 2015, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                  I've since come to find out that anyone may be able to purchase tickets online, but

                  I don't know how true that is, because of what I've asked here, in an earlier post:
                  Have you ever seen anything posted about a jackpot ever awarded to a country outside the USA?

                  Countries like states don't play lotteries,people do.  When people say California or Canada won the PowerBall or Megamillions, it's all in their mind.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    You're really getting your panties in a wad over nothing. The guy hired a butler service to walk into a store and physically by a ticket. He got lucky. And you didn't. Neither did I. So, try again next time. Or don't. Whatever.

                    When my daughter was studying abroad in Spain a few years ago, she could have bought an El Gordo ticket. Or a Euromillions ticket.

                    Oh, and there aren't 2000 winners each time because the odds are really high. They don't even come close to selling all the combinations in the game.

                    Thanks for your response.

                    OK, but this doesn't explain how somebody could be one of two jackpot winners the other day, when one of them was in Kansas.

                    Why would someone come all the way from the Middle East, into Kansas to buy a ticket.

                    You may call me paranoid, but I say "think" about this a minute:

                    What's to prevent the poorer countries to set up a very huge lotto pool.  Not your regular office-sized lotto pool, but one where maybe hundreds of thousand$ are collected, to take a chance.

                    Then, they send the "butler" over here to play (whch explains for me, the large proportion of California and New York winners, compared to the rest).

                    Think about where those two states of ours are geographically located,   one on each side of our country.
                    (So what?  No big deal?  They have the perfect right to do so, no matter where they're from?).

                    Yeah?  Well, soon we'll have no rights of our own (referring to what was once "The Good Old USA"),

                    What if ISIS, for instance, was behind any part of this? How would you feel and react then?

                    It's imperative that our administration stand against foreign lotto 'intruders'.

                    DON'T LAUGH. Instead of laughing, think about San Bernardino, think about 9/11, think about VA Tech. (2007).

                    Anyway, thank you for your responses thus far, and good luck with tonight's drawing.

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                      Thanks for your response.

                      OK, but this doesn't explain how somebody could be one of two jackpot winners the other day, when one of them was in Kansas.

                      Why would someone come all the way from the Middle East, into Kansas to buy a ticket.

                      You may call me paranoid, but I say "think" about this a minute:

                      What's to prevent the poorer countries to set up a very huge lotto pool.  Not your regular office-sized lotto pool, but one where maybe hundreds of thousand$ are collected, to take a chance.

                      Then, they send the "butler" over here to play (whch explains for me, the large proportion of California and New York winners, compared to the rest).

                      Think about where those two states of ours are geographically located,   one on each side of our country.
                      (So what?  No big deal?  They have the perfect right to do so, no matter where they're from?).

                      Yeah?  Well, soon we'll have no rights of our own (referring to what was once "The Good Old USA"),

                      What if ISIS, for instance, was behind any part of this? How would you feel and react then?

                      It's imperative that our administration stand against foreign lotto 'intruders'.

                      DON'T LAUGH. Instead of laughing, think about San Bernardino, think about 9/11, think about VA Tech. (2007).

                      Anyway, thank you for your responses thus far, and good luck with tonight's drawing.

                      You keep thinking like that- next thing we know we will have Klingon warbirds landing in various States gobbling up lottery tickets in order to win these large jackpots so they could fund their war machines to take on the Romulans for domination of the Universe. Careful G.

                      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                        Posted: December 22, 2015, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

                        What's the big deal? US Citizens are allowed to play foreign lotteries like Euromillions, Canadas lotteries, Spains El Gordo etc. if they travel abroad. If a non-citizen wins, they still have to pay taxes on their jackpot win.

                        I Agree! and it seems to me to be the same as the people complaining about someone in NY and California winning or winners living in a high populated city in their state.

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                          Posted: December 22, 2015, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                          I've since come to find out that anyone may be able to purchase tickets online, but

                          I don't know how true that is, because of what I've asked here, in an earlier post:
                          Have you ever seen anything posted about a jackpot ever awarded to a country outside the USA?

                          One of my first discussion on LP was about the legality of U.S. residences playing a foreign online lottery that pays $900 for $1 pick-3 payoff. My point was if U.S. players were doing that it was no different than playing with a bookie where there is nobody to complain to when they don't get paid.

                          Those people are not purchasing state lottery tickets; they are just using betting on the same numbers. State lotto game tickets, MM, and PB tickets are purchased at the same type of retailers where we buy our tickets. The actual tickets probably never leave the state and the butler service sends email copies similar to what lotto pools do.

                          The tickets are probably purchased in states where the rules favor doing that. I really doubt they buy tickets in Iowa.

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                            Posted: December 22, 2015, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                            Thanks for your response.

                            OK, but this doesn't explain how somebody could be one of two jackpot winners the other day, when one of them was in Kansas.

                            Why would someone come all the way from the Middle East, into Kansas to buy a ticket.

                            You may call me paranoid, but I say "think" about this a minute:

                            What's to prevent the poorer countries to set up a very huge lotto pool.  Not your regular office-sized lotto pool, but one where maybe hundreds of thousand$ are collected, to take a chance.

                            Then, they send the "butler" over here to play (whch explains for me, the large proportion of California and New York winners, compared to the rest).

                            Think about where those two states of ours are geographically located,   one on each side of our country.
                            (So what?  No big deal?  They have the perfect right to do so, no matter where they're from?).

                            Yeah?  Well, soon we'll have no rights of our own (referring to what was once "The Good Old USA"),

                            What if ISIS, for instance, was behind any part of this? How would you feel and react then?

                            It's imperative that our administration stand against foreign lotto 'intruders'.

                            DON'T LAUGH. Instead of laughing, think about San Bernardino, think about 9/11, think about VA Tech. (2007).

                            Anyway, thank you for your responses thus far, and good luck with tonight's drawing.

                            A guy from a butler service walks into a 7-11 or some c-store, or uses a vending machine to buy tics for a foreigner. Is the clerk going to ask who the ticket is for? Is the vending machine going to ask for id?

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                              A guy from a butler service walks into a 7-11 or some c-store, or uses a vending machine to buy tics for a foreigner. Is the clerk going to ask who the ticket is for? Is the vending machine going to ask for id?

                              But, can a USA player do that, with foreign lottos? 
                              How complicated does it become  to collect?

                              (I mean when everything is legit?)


                              How about if I win the smallest prize, like I often do ($1 or $2), waiting to win the jackpot some day?  How would I get paid? AND, does Uncle Sam need to know about every dollar I bring into the USA?