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Would you give lottery tickets...

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Would you give lottery tickets as a present/gift?

Yes [ 31 ]  [51.67%]
No [ 12 ]  [20.00%]
Yes, but I don't feel comfortable [ 5 ]  [8.33%]
No, because if they win, I'll fume [ 6 ]  [10.00%]
I'm not sure [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Maybe..I'll think about it.. [ 2 ]  [3.33%]
Never have, and never will [ 3 ]  [5.00%]
Peanut butter and jelly fish HMMMM! [ 1 ]  [1.67%]
Total Valid Votes [ 60 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 0 ]  

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Posted: May 27, 2007, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

I did one time, and then it hit me like a freight train longer than a snake's neck.

I would be fuming if the ticket or scratch-off was a major winner. I don't mind if they win 50....100 or even 500, well maybe not 500, but you know what I mean. But if they won a lot, then I'd hold my breath until they gave me some.

In fact I just realized. There's the answer. Just have them sign a release form, stating you would get a 10% finder's fee...LOL

    angelm's avatar - anne
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    Posted: May 27, 2007, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

    I have as a stocking stuffer at Christmas!

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      Posted: May 27, 2007, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

      My vote was yes but I want to 'qualify' it.

      I'll give scratchers as a gift in a birthday card or something (better chances of hitting than Pick 5 or 6) but only under $10 worth or maybe one $10 scratcher. I figure that if you were to give more than that, since it's so likely those tickets will turn into nothing, a lot of people would just rather have the cash.

      pacatack05

      There's a guy that my wife and I play Mega Millions with. It took me a long time to convince him that we should both play the same ticket, but I finally did. He has a huge family and hitting with him and forming a trust would be an absolute nightmare. Far better that we each play the same numbers and Mega Millions says the two winning tickets were purchased in the same town.

      Consdiering your post above, I would sugest if you do give scratchers as a gift not to pick the ones with a potentially huge prize on it.

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: May 27, 2007, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

        I did one time, and then it hit me like a freight train longer than a snake's neck.

        I would be fuming if the ticket or scratch-off was a major winner. I don't mind if they win 50....100 or even 500, well maybe not 500, but you know what I mean. But if they won a lot, then I'd hold my breath until they gave me some.

        In fact I just realized. There's the answer. Just have them sign a release form, stating you would get a 10% finder's fee...LOL

        Some members have said the same thing about posting predictions.  If you think you would be upset if a ticket you gave as a gift won something then give money instead, that way if a winning ticket is bought with your gift you won't feel as bad.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: May 27, 2007, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

          Some members have said the same thing about posting predictions.  If you think you would be upset if a ticket you gave as a gift won something then give money instead, that way if a winning ticket is bought with your gift you won't feel as bad.

          Are you kidding? How dare they buy tickets with my cash present?...LOL That's just not fair.....!

          I'd be fuming....LOL

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            Posted: May 27, 2007, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

            Yes,I have. But only to my sister mostly. That way if she wins anything,I know I'll get some too,haha. Hopefully!


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              Posted: May 27, 2007, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

              Sometimes I feel we were split up at birth,as twins....LOL

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                Posted: May 27, 2007, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                No, most people I know would not consider a lottery ticket to be a nice gift.  There are many things you can buy someone for $10 or $20, depending on the recipient.  Like Pac, I wouldn't want someone to win with the ticket I purchased.  With that attitude, it's best not to give them to other people.  I wouldn't mind buying some for my sister, since I plan to give her a lot of money if I win, but she wouldn't feel comfortable with a lottery ticket.  Some people don't believe in them.

                 

                Pac, did you mean to write "sometimes I feel as if I were dropped at birth?"  (sorry, couldn't resist!)

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                  Posted: May 27, 2007, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Yes.  I have and do.  and will.

                  love to nibble those micey feet.

                   

                                               


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                    Posted: May 27, 2007, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                    No, most people I know would not consider a lottery ticket to be a nice gift.  There are many things you can buy someone for $10 or $20, depending on the recipient.  Like Pac, I wouldn't want someone to win with the ticket I purchased.  With that attitude, it's best not to give them to other people.  I wouldn't mind buying some for my sister, since I plan to give her a lot of money if I win, but she wouldn't feel comfortable with a lottery ticket.  Some people don't believe in them.

                     

                    Pac, did you mean to write "sometimes I feel as if I were dropped at birth?"  (sorry, couldn't resist!)

                    i know you couldn't resist. This is what I live for...Not really...but it sounded good......

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                      Posted: May 27, 2007, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                      I have as a stocking stuffer at Christmas!

                      oh yes!!!  also good in birthday cards for people who don't need anything.

                      love to nibble those micey feet.

                       

                                                   

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                        Posted: May 27, 2007, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                        i voted no because i expect to win on the tickets i purchase...

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                          Posted: May 28, 2007, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                          Just my $.02 but I thinka very 'polluted' definition of giving is being dispyaed in this thread.

                          Someone gives someone a scrathcer. It hits, let's say for $1,000.

                          The giver then surfaces and says, "Where's my cut?" The person receiving it says, "You said the ticket was a gift, no?"

                          If the person with the ticket voluntarilywants to split the winnings, that's one thing, but to show up with your hand out and expect to be the recipient of your own gift is a bit much.

                          Just more proof any form of gsmbling should always be a solo endeavor.

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                            Posted: May 28, 2007, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                            I buy pb tickets and give them away all the time.. Money goes to state... and one of the receivers of the ticket may get lucky..

                            I went to a wedding Saturday afternoon. I bought 6 single qp and handed them out to different people.. including the groom.

                            I don't know their numbers.. but apparently it rolled...

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                              Posted: May 28, 2007, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                              I think Coin Toss makes an excellent point.  I guess it depends on the giver.  It sounds as if EmilyG and tntea have no expectations.  I'm like tnLotto1.  If I buy a ticket, I only buy it because I'm hoping it's a winner. 

                              This is interesting.  The thought just came to me as I'm writing this.  Let's say you buy a ticket and you are granted a magical moment where you can see the future. You now know for sure that it's a multi-million dollar winner.  Do you still give it away?