It would depend on the rules and regulations for the CA lottery.
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Actually, this isn't an immigration question. Talk to an immigration attorney.
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Read the fine print of the rules. If the language states something like "the winnings could be claimed by any adult legal resident of the State of California,” the word legal may indicate the lawful status, in other words, the gaming agency may preclude anyone without a legal authority to be on the territory of the U.S. to claim the win.
Therefore, review the rules carefully.
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