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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 ]  
RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: May 28, 2007, 11:33 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...

That's getting double duty of your lottery tickets because if one of them wins the jackpot, you would expect to share and if not at least it's a gift.

That's almost as slick as giving lottery players numbers to play with the understanding if they win they share or store clerks selling winning lottery tickets and expecting a share because they sold the ticket.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: May 28, 2007, 11:39 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? 

    Why not make your own magic moment, buy a bunch of lottery tickets, check them and only give away the winners.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: May 28, 2007, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

      Yes, I give scratchers to my sons for b-day cards and xmas stocking stuffers.  If they win then I'm happy for them.  A gift is a gift and wanting a portion of your gift back doesn't make sense.  In fact that would not be a gift but a selfish way to combine gift-giving and playing the lottery for yourself.

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        Posted: May 28, 2007, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

        I do not give scratch offs as gifts, although I do receive them.  I always know that if I win off the ticket that I would give something back to the person that gave me the ticket.

        Good Luck!

        Stavros

         

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          Posted: May 28, 2007, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

          I think they are a great gift for someone who plays alot. I also like receiving them as gifts. I wouldn't give them to someone who wouldn't appreciate it. And I don't think I would be fuming if they won with a ticket I bought them. Well, okay, maybe if they didn't even say "thank you" for it. I don't like scratch offs as gifts. But I think one tucked into a birthday card for my hubby would be sweet.... especially if it was a winner.

          voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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            Posted: May 30, 2007, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

            I just put this to the test, and found that I can't give a stranger a lottery ticket.

            I offered someone on a swap board some coupons, and they ended up being fewer than I thought I had.  So to make it up to her I thought about putting a lottery ticket in with them.  But I just couldn't bear the thought of sending off the winning powrball or wildcard, and with a scratch-off she'd have to send it back for me to cash and if it won just a dollar or two (which is very likely) we'd be eating up all the profit in postage.

            So I ended up buying a WildCard quickpick, PMing her the numbers for tonight and telling her we'll split anything it wins.

            But the thing is, I'm still a bit oogly about this.  The jackpot is 2.3 million which would only leave about $700K after taxes if we split it.  I mean that's alot of money, but $1.4 million would be so much better.  Cool

            I used to give family lottery tickets, assuming they'd share with me if they won.  But I can no longer assume that, and I would be really torqued if they won on a ticket I gave them and didn't share, so I just don't give lottery anymore.

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              Posted: May 30, 2007, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

              I know someone who gave a mutual friend a 5.00 ticket for her b-day and won 10,000.00, I would have been sick over it if it were me who gave the ticket away so I don't buy tickets for people. I do buy them a cash 3 ticket with their b-day number on it then I can play the same number too.

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                Posted: May 30, 2007, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                I have given them as gifts to people that I know like to play them.

                I hope that they DO win, so it will be a MEMORABLE gift...

                DD

                 

                                               

                              

                 

                 

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                  Posted: May 30, 2007, 6:00 pm - 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.

                  The thing is, I'm perfectly willing to give a gift that turns out to be a $10 or $100 or even $1000 gift.  But I don't know anyone or any occasion that's worth a $20 million gift. 

                  I do agree with you that it's tacky to the extreme to ask for a cut of the jackpot if that's what the giftee should end up winning.  Hopefully the person would offer, but since there's a fair to middlin' chance they won't, I just don't give lottery tickets as gifts anymore.


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                    Posted: May 30, 2007, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                    I know someone who gave a mutual friend a 5.00 ticket for her b-day and won 10,000.00, I would have been sick over it if it were me who gave the ticket away so I don't buy tickets for people. I do buy them a cash 3 ticket with their b-day number on it then I can play the same number too.

                    Right on!

                    Imagine if they won the jackpot.

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                      Posted: May 30, 2007, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                      hi, yes i gave 5 tickets away,there were .50 box and all were the same number and they came in. people came up and said thank you, i said you are welcome  like i said before if i won any lottery i would share it with my friends at work. they said they have been told that before but i was the frist one thatever really did that.White Bouncep.s. i just lucky.

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                        Posted: May 30, 2007, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes, I give scratchers to my sons for b-day cards and xmas stocking stuffers.  If they win then I'm happy for them.  A gift is a gift and wanting a portion of your gift back doesn't make sense.  In fact that would not be a gift but a selfish way to combine gift-giving and playing the lottery for yourself.

                        10000% right.

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                          Posted: May 30, 2007, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                          I give scratch offs and lottery tickets to my husband as part of his b-day gift, Father's Day and stocking stuffers at Christmas.

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                            Posted: May 30, 2007, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                            The company I work for gives such as incentive gifts. It promotes excitement for the staff to hear we are each getting five tickets of the newest game. Often someone hits for $100 or a 50$ on a two dollar ticket. We are often grateful that we can use the money as we see fit instead of having it be a pre-tax gifts

                            such as our bonus checks are....

                            My family finds it fun to get as stocking stuffers or with a wrapped present.

                            ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

                             Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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                              Posted: May 30, 2007, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                              In previous years I have given lottery to family members and they won small prizes.  But I do not give lottery out as gifts any more.  I like to give gift cards to stores or restaurants.-weshar75