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  1. #1

    Default H1B person can Play state lottery?

    Hi to all,
    I palyed lottery last week and got win $100, its ok the vendor gives me $100 cash , but this is the small amount. I am planing to win big amount in some thousands for example : Mega millions, Mega buckers, Power ball/play, these are in $ millions. if I will even second prize for example it will be Minimum 250k depend on lottery.
    My question is if I win then can I get this amount and how tax will cut from the win amount. OR H1B holders can't play lottery? what about H4 person, if H4 visa holders win lottery then its valid to get amount.
    I want to buy some lottery but I need reply before buy lottery tickets..

    Please reply...
    Thanks in Adavance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009


    Yes, you can play lottery when you are in H status. Regarding tax on the winning amount, you should consult a tax consultant.
    Not a legal advice. Use of this information is strictly at your own risk.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Alien from Mars


    As long as you are in legal status, it is fine.

    I am not a lawyer and you need to consult with one to validate any info posted on the forum and discuss your case specifics. H1b Question? Read the FAQ first.http://www.immihelp.com/visas/h1b/h1-visa-faq.html

  4. #4


    Thanks , Yes, I maintain H1 status since last 5years.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008


    Some states require green card for distributing lottery winnings. Check with your state.

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