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thesunlover

#1  成千上万加拿大人跑美国碰运气 小心犯法

  史上奖金最高的劲球奖在全美掀起购买狂热,甚至吸引外国人也来凑热闹,加入抢购潮,北方的邻居加拿大人更大举南下,为抢购劲球奖券而挤爆美国的便利店,为了想中15亿元巨奖而碰运气。

  成千上万的加拿大人从温哥华、多伦多和蒙特娄等地涌入美国,安大略省的妇女莎莉.安妮开车近两小时入境,说她和许多加拿大人一样,要到美国来试运气,“我们加拿大人常来美国,在美国购物,花很多钱,为美国做了贡献,现在到了回馈我们的时候”。.

  美国法律不禁止外国人买乐透和申领奖金,劲球奖网站说“不必是美国公民和居民,游客也可买”,但却也让加拿大人左右为难,因美国禁止进口“有伤风俗的物品”,其中就包括彩券。这表示,加拿大人不能把买的劲球奖券带回家,中奖后再回美国申领。

  这项很少为人所知的法律规定:“任何人不准把乐透奖券、可用来印制奖券的纸张和乐透广告,从其他国家带进美国。”加拿大卑诗省的华裔袁丽莎(Lisa Yuen,音译)表示,她上周到美国买乐透时才知道这一法律,“边界人员给我们上了一课,说我们可以买,但不能带回加拿大后再带进美国”。

http://news.creaders.net/us/2016 ... thash.3yITUAAh.dpuf



因为我和黑夜结下了不解之缘 所以我爱太阳
2016-1-13 06:28
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thesunlover

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Powerball dreams, Canada? A U.S. law could get in the way

Emily Chan, CTVNews.ca

Published Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:10AM EST

Last Updated Tuesday, January 12, 2016 5:59PM EST

A little-known U.S. law is creating confusion for Canadians crossing the border to purchase tickets for the record Powerball lottery jackpot draw.

Like thousands of other Canadians, Lisa Yuen, a resident of Burnaby, B.C., headed across the border last week, to buy tickets ahead of the last Powerball draw held Saturday.

But Yuen was surprised when she received a strict warning from a U.S. border guard, about a law of which she'd never heard.

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The Peace Arch border crossing at the Canada-U.S. border.

Canadian talks about buying Powerball tickets

Canadian Lisa Yuen tells CTV Vancouver about her experience trying to cross the border to buy Powerball lottery tickets.

"We got a bit of a lecture from the border guard, saying that you can buy a ticket, but you can't take it back into Canada and then come back to the United States," she told CTV Vancouver.

U.S. law does not forbid foreigners from buying tickets or winning the lottery, and according to the Powerball website, "You do not have to be a citizen or a resident to play the game. You can be a tourist."

But if a Canadian buys a ticket, takes it home, and then tries to bring it back into the United States, they risk violating a law that forbids importing "immoral articles."
According to the law, "all persons are prohibited from importing into the United States from any foreign country any … lottery ticket, or any printed paper that may be used as a lottery ticket, or any advertisement of any lottery."

The only exception is for “any lottery ticket, printed paper that may be used as a lottery ticket, or advertisement of any lottery, that is printed in Canada for use in connection with a lottery conducted in the United States.” But Powerball tickets are not printed in Canada.

And though the lottery section of the rules may seem obscure, Yuen wasn't the first Canadian to run into the issue.

In December, U.S. border guards seized nine B.C. lottery tickets from a man trying to cross the border, and confiscated his Nexus card during the incident.

Ahead of the Powerball draw Wednesday, for a jackpot estimated to be at least US$1.4 billion, the rule is raising questions for lottery players and officials on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.

"It is concerning," Jana Jones, the director of legal services at Washington's Lottery, said. "It appears the Washington border patrol is not allowing Canadians to bring (tickets) back in."

When asked if border officials would be able to seize a jackpot-winning ticket, she replied "It appears so."

Still, the law isn't stopping thousands of Canadians from trying their luck.

After buying $34 worth of tickets in her cross-border trip last week, Yuen said that, for her, the $1.4B jackpot is worth the risk.

"It's a chance I'm willing to take," she said.

With files from CTV Vancouver

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/pow ... n-the-way-1.2733537
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/how ... -american-1.2732408



因为我和黑夜结下了不解之缘 所以我爱太阳
2016-1-13 06:31
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Xiaoman

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彩票怎么不道德了? 没明白。 如果是不道德,美国每天的不道德交易次数世界第一。   

But if a Canadian buys a ticket, takes it home, and then tries to bring it back into the United States, they risk violating a law that forbids importing "immoral articles."

不能Takes,不能Bring It Back 。 用 Mail的方式,不违反Take 和 Bring。  这个法律很莫名其妙。


2016-1-13 22:45
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thesunlover

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What's wrong with these Canadians?

在美国纽约州靠近加拿大边境的 Ogdensburg 小镇一个加油站/便利店工作的汤姆说,加拿大人进店后都是大把花钱买“强力球”彩票,一买就是5百美元、上千美元,彩票买到手之后各个是兴高采烈。

美国北达科他州靠近马尼托巴省边界的一个加油站的工作人员说,星期二中午买彩票的生意忙得不可开交,好像加拿大的一半人口都过来了。

有的想买彩票又不愿开车去美国的加拿大人尝试网上购买“强力球”彩票。由于网民们购买“强力球”彩票太踊跃,美国的 TheLotter.com 网站星期二曾经几度瘫痪。

http://www.bcbay.com/news/2016/0 ... thash.wG9vdbZw.dpuf



因为我和黑夜结下了不解之缘 所以我爱太阳
2016-1-14 12:14
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thesunlover

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傻呵呵的加拿大鹅到美国起什么哄。买得越多,结果越心碎,所以买个10张以下玩玩就好。上帝或魔鬼让你中,一张就够了。它不让你中,买一千张也是打水漂。

加州中的那张该不是老方吧?



因为我和黑夜结下了不解之缘 所以我爱太阳
2016-1-14 12:20
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Xiaoman

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美国这条法律就是很傻冒。加拿大人有钱,支持他们“不道德事业”一把,但他们自尊心还忒强。

爱阳好像也在加拿大。你去买吗?


2016-1-14 12:26
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Xiaoman

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啊,方先生可能中奖? 那就是幸运啊。 要是我中奖了就买下一家印刷厂,专门印我的新书, 我就坐在那里看,享受我新书被印刷的快感。


2016-1-14 14:42
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Xiaoman

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Originally posted by thesunlover at 2016-1-14 12:20:
傻呵呵的加拿大鹅到美国起什么哄。买得越多,结果越心碎,所以买个10张以下玩玩就好。上帝或魔鬼让你中,一张就够了。它不让你中,买一千张也是打水漂。

加州中的那张该不是老方吧?

章兄常念念不忘提及加拿大天鹅, 看来是喜欢吃天鹅肉,是这样吗?     Kidding
I  like deer meat better。



使君才气卷波澜。与把好诗再译
2016-1-16 09:44
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