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I am on h4 visa,can I participate in sweepstakes and lotteries ?if I win the amount can I claim it?

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I am on h4 visa,1)can I participate in sweepstakes and lotteries ?2)if I win the amount can I claim it?3)also certain sweepstakes say that "eligibility criteria is legal resident of USA" in that case can i participate.4)If the sweepstakes doesnot have any eligibility criteria as "legal resident of usa"can I participate and win money and claim it

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This is not really an Immigration question. But my understanding is that of the amount is small, you should not have issues, if it is a big amount, you might. The rules are determined by those selling the tickets and organizing the competition...

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Please see the answer to your other question.

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