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Wouldn't be shocking if a person won tonights PB via TheLotter

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Posted: January 6, 2016, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

I be really shocked if someone wins the Powerball in Florida where TheLotter has a person or persons go out and buys it for a non US citizen.. 

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    Posted: January 6, 2016, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

    Oh Yeah! That would really be SHOCKING! Thud

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      Posted: January 6, 2016, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

      BOOOOOO!!!!!!! Thumbs Down UnhappyBSCrying


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        Posted: January 6, 2016, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

        or in illinois

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          Posted: January 6, 2016, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

          They need to make it a rule to NOT allow foreigners to win. Completely ridiculous. Permanent resident/green card...fine, but foreign nationals should NOT be allowed to win jackpots...

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            Posted: January 6, 2016, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

            They need to make it a rule to NOT allow foreigners to win. Completely ridiculous. Permanent resident/green card...fine, but foreign nationals should NOT be allowed to win jackpots...

            Money talks. All scruples go out the window when money is involved in the equation, especially with state officials and politicians. To climb that corporate ladder, they have to squeeze as much money out of every thing that walks upright. Green laugh

             

            They're also aware that most of those people won't win the JP, so it's a win-win situation. Someone hands them money for a piece of paper that is virtually worthless unless they are THE winner. 

            Finally, I'm sure those same people who are managing the money, grease the palms of the noise makers, which only explains why it's still legal.

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              Posted: January 6, 2016, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

              They need to make it a rule to NOT allow foreigners to win. Completely ridiculous. Permanent resident/green card...fine, but foreign nationals should NOT be allowed to win jackpots...

              They can't be allowed to play either right? Want to make sure what you're saying because your only issue seems to be with a foreign national winning, not with them helping the jackpot by buying tickets. 

              Also, those on student or work visas, are they out of the running as well?

              And since a foreign national can get a driver's license in the US, how exactly would that screening process work? Would everyone need to present birth certificates and passports in order to buy a lottery ticket? What happens if an American citizen wins but then wants to split the JP with a foreign national, would that be a no-no too?

              I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

              The odds are about the same.

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                Posted: January 7, 2016, 7:54 am - IP Logged

                They need to make it a rule to NOT allow foreigners to win. Completely ridiculous. Permanent resident/green card...fine, but foreign nationals should NOT be allowed to win jackpots...

                So if you win, you will happily refund the portion of your Jackpot that was contributed by foreign nationals?

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                  Posted: January 7, 2016, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                  Thanks for all the non-xenophobic answers in here.

                  Tourists come to the US all the time and create revenue and tax income that they don't profit from. Who doesn't buy a ticket on a vacation for 1$? What about Las Vegas? It runs on foreign money, I rarely hear complaining about foreigners winning in Las Vegas.

                  Many people commute cross border or go on short business trips, why wouldn't a Canadian buy a ticket on a day trip? Why wouldn't an American buy a Euromillions ticket on a layover in London? They do and they have won before. They also paid into it...

                   

                  Edit to add: I'd be interested to find out how many "foreigners" claimed a win in an anonymous state.

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                    Posted: January 7, 2016, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                    If you live outside of USA.  You better buy your ticket early on the lotter.   The Lotter would not be able to handle the traffic in Saturday Night Drawing.