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Will illegal be deported when claiming FL Lotto prize?
03-14-2006 10:19 PM
Joined on 04-14-2001
My girlfriend got a good prize on FL Lotto. Not millions, but good enough to pay bills and even hire attorney.
Problem is that although Lotto regulations say one does not need to be citizen or resident, they ask for State ID/Drivers License or passport with I94.
She has passport and I94, but when claiming the prize, it will be clear (if they pay attention) that I94 has expired.
I heard when one claims FL Lotto prizes, they check for open warranties, open child support payments, IRS non-payments, which makes me think they will check with USCIS/INS too.
Also, FL Lotto normally transfers money to a bank account, and she does not have one.
I have one, could claim the prize, but I am also overstayer.
Will an illegal immigrant be deported when claiming FL Lotto prize?
Could a trust be open in this case and the attorney would claim in our behalf?
What attorney do we need?
Immigration attorney? Tax attorney?
Where I can find an Immigration attorney with knowledge of FL Lotto? Tallahassee?