|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.