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Can an illegal immigrant claim CA Lottery winnings

Orange, CA |

If an illegal alien wins the jackpot on the CA Lottery can they claim the winnings?

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I believe so. How much are we talking about?


It would depend on the rules and regulations for the CA lottery.

Law Office of Luis A. Guerra (954) 434-5800. This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice.


Actually, this isn't an immigration question. Talk to an immigration attorney.

FORMER IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.


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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