Can an Illegal Immigrant Win the Lottery?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 6:14:42 PM ET
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According to The Blaze, a person must have a valid Social Security number in order to claim lottery winnings. In an example in an article on their website, an illegal immigrant who won the lottery was arranged to be deported after a failed scheme to claim his winnings.

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