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POLL: Scratchers as gifts / prizes

Topic closed. 2 replies. Last post 9 years ago by ThatScaryChick.

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do you expect a share?

No, a gift is a gift. [ 6 ]  [54.55%]
It's totally up to the recipient. [ 2 ]  [18.18%]
My EX stiffed me like this! [ 1 ]  [9.09%]
The number you have reached is not working [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
If it's the top prize [ 1 ]  [9.09%]
Over $500 or more, yes [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Other, explain please. [ 1 ]  [9.09%]
Total Valid Votes [ 11 ]  
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Zeta Reticuli Star System
United States
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Posted: November 27, 2007, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

You give scratchers as a gift and one of them is a winner, way more than the price of all the scratchers you gave to the same person.

Do you expect a little kickback, or at what point (how much of a prize) would you expect a kickback? 

And would this be that same as giving someone a gift card to a store and expecting them to go to that store and buy you stuff? 

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


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.

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
    Wandering Aimlessly
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    Member #25360
    November 5, 2005
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    Posted: November 27, 2007, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

    No - a gift is a gift.  However, maybe that's why I don't give them as gifts.  I admit that if I gave a million dollar scratcher away, I might feel a little resentful since I never win anything.   Still, once I give a gift I have no expectations. 

      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
      United States
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      November 21, 2007
      6537 Posts
      Posted: November 28, 2007, 12:57 am - IP Logged

      Nope. It's a gift and I don't expect anything out of it. If they decide to give me some I wouldn't turn it down, but I wouldn't expect them to give me a share of it.