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Your friend gives you a lotto ticket(gift) and it wins the Jackpot.

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How much do you give your friend?

Nothing, a gift is a gift. [ 7 ]  [11.86%]
50% of the jackpot. [ 18 ]  [30.51%]
10% of the jackpot. [ 8 ]  [13.56%]
Just buy him a nice dinner. [ 5 ]  [8.47%]
It depends on how large the jackpot. [ 13 ]  [22.03%]
unsure. [ 7 ]  [11.86%]
no comment. [ 1 ]  [1.69%]
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Posted: October 19, 2007, 6:32 am - IP Logged

I don't think I'll accept the gift in the first place.  I discourage people from giving me gifts, including from close friends.  I find that most of the time, the gift is not free after all, for people expect something in return. 

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    Posted: October 19, 2007, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

    I did: I was given a couple of $10 rub-offs: I was going to rub them off later, but the gift giver insisted I rub them off now. (they were both losers) I'm sure if one of them was a Winner the Gift giver would have expected half the prize money. When I stop and think about it: The gift giver got to play the Lottery and give a gift (not) all for the same $20. LOL!

    I've given and received scratch-off tickets as gifts and never thought of it as a partnership but none of the tickets have produced a large winner. The tickets are usually a variety ten or twenty $1 or $2 tickets and the top prizes are around $5000 so it's not the same as the potential to win millions.

    "When I stop and think about it: The gift giver got to play the Lottery and give a gift (not) all for the same $20. LOL!"

    I never thought about it like that but you're right. LOL

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      Posted: October 19, 2007, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

      I did: I was given a couple of $10 rub-offs: I was going to rub them off later, but the gift giver insisted I rub them off now. (they were both losers) I'm sure if one of them was a Winner the Gift giver would have expected half the prize money. When I stop and think about it: The gift giver got to play the Lottery and give a gift (not) all for the same $20. LOL!

      Years ago, I gave an acquaintance 3 or 4 scratch-offs in a birthday card.  The next time I saw her, she said thanks for the card and lottery tickets.  Then she got all shifty-eyed and said "I didn't win anything."  I guess she thought I'd expect a cut of her winnings.  I just said "Ah, sorry.  Better luck next time."

      That's when I figured out that money, especially "free" money, could easily cause huge problems between friends.  Before that, I would buy a lottery ticket when with friends and if they joked about sharing the winnings, I'd joke back that sure, I'd buy them a huge mansion.  After that, I quit even buying tickets when with friends.  I always go alone now, and when I discuss what I'll do with the winnings, it's all about me.  If they even mention sharing, even jokingly, I say nope, this is allll mine baby!  A few have declared me to be incredibly selfish, but that's their problem.

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        Posted: October 19, 2007, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

        I would give them back their dollar on what it cost. Big Grin

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          Posted: October 20, 2007, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

          Oh Yeah !! I would give them 1/2 of what I got after taxes !! thats being a true friend!!

          One day I will Hit BIG!!

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            Posted: October 20, 2007, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

            I give them all the time ..  I love surprising dad with a handful.   He loves checking those numbers on Thurs/Sun Mornings.

            I have given them to the principal of the school, the teachers, friends, and my children.  If one of them wins, I expect nothing.  It would make me feel good knowing I made their lives a little sweeter.

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              Posted: October 24, 2007, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

              I'd remain friends with them...after all,if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be rich.Dance