Illegal Alien Cheated out of $3M Jackpot

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    Well it looks like these crooks are going to jail. But it begs the question: Should illegals be eligible to win the lottery? And if so, shouldn't they be required to reimburse the govt. for any entitlements they or their children may have received?
     
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    No and Yes!
     
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    Yes, they should have to pay back the entitlements. Those who commit fraud normally do. Sure, he bought the ticket, his numbers hit so he won. Its his money.
     
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    Well, I am a US citizen living in Mexico and while I have my FM3, I am not a citizen yet. If I won the lottery here or $ in a casino, if the $ figure was large enough I would not be entitled to cash in.

    Shouldn't it be the same in the US?

    I do go to a casino near my home but I am well aware that if I win a large jackpot there is no way I'm collecting. I go to be with friends and kick back for a bit. I suppose one of my friends who are Mexican citizens could collect on my behalf, not sure what I would do to be honest.
     
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    A winning ticket is a winning ticket. Go ahead and deport them if you want, but the money is still theirs
     
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    Not necessarily. They have no SS# to pay their taxes. They should also be forced to pay back the money they stole in benefits and education. You know, like legal US citizens have to do.
     
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    No. IMO they should not be allowed to participate in any state lotteries.
     
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    Agreed, but the rules (linked above) don't limit participation to persons in the country legally.
     
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    You know that you may not get to keep your winnings going into it though. The Lotto folks need to say it up front if they dont want to pay out to illegals.
     

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