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Posted: November 27, 2008, 8:22 am - IP Logged

Lets say you buy some QP tickets for the Fantasy 5 or mega millions for a friend or relative, is it wrong to write down the numbers for the "record" or even play play them for yourself? Tell me what you think!!!!

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    Posted: November 27, 2008, 11:38 am - IP Logged

    Your friend or relative should write the numbers down and you should want them to to be safe...I use to buy tickets for dog and horse track bettors and also lottery but will never do it again..To much to worry about and trouble..Good luck..

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      Posted: November 27, 2008, 11:43 am - IP Logged

      No, not wrong at all, especially playing them for yourself also.

      My wife and I have a friend that we play Mega Millions with and  we finally talked into each of us playing the same ticket, because if it was to hit we'd each have a ticket to cash and wouldn't have to invilve lawyers and a trust, etc...

      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: November 27, 2008, 11:59 am - IP Logged

        I personally don't see a problem with it.

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          Posted: November 28, 2008, 2:08 am - IP Logged

          What does "wrong" mean, and what would be your intent?  There's nothing wrong with wanting to know whether or not they won, but if you think they owe you something when they win you're definitely wrong. You did them a favor, and that's that. As for   playing the numbers from their QP's, they have no real ownership of the numbers, but my opinion is that deliberately choosing to use the same numbers can reasonably be seen as an attempt to claim a share of any jackpot, even though you're not entitled to it. How would you feel if they bought tickets for you and then played the same numbers? If you think there's anything wrong with that then it's clearly wrong when you do it.

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            Posted: November 28, 2008, 2:26 am - IP Logged

            Lets say you buy some QP tickets for the Fantasy 5 or mega millions for a friend or relative, is it wrong to write down the numbers for the "record" or even play play them for yourself? Tell me what you think!!!!

            I don't see anything wrong with playing the same numbers. However, since they are your friends/family, you should probably be up front with them and tell them that you decided to play those numbers as well.

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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              Posted: November 28, 2008, 5:11 am - IP Logged

              I don't see anything wrong with playing the same numbers. However, since they are your friends/family, you should probably be up front with them and tell them that you decided to play those numbers as well.

              I agree with Scary. Be upfront otherwise it you look sneaky. If they mind you playing there numbers be it QP or others then maybe you shouldn't play the numbers for them.

              Play to win!

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                Posted: November 28, 2008, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree!

                It's a betrayal of trust.  Ask their permission before playing their numbers.

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                  Posted: November 28, 2008, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                  I Agree!

                  It's a betrayal of trust.  Ask their permission before playing their numbers.

                  BobP

                   If you play QP (Quick Picks) for friends and family then indeed those are THEIR numbers, they gave you the money for them and the COMPUTER spit out the numbers for THEIR payment. No, you don't have the RIGHT to play those numbers for yourself, but you have every right to purchase YOUR OWN QP [Quick Picks].

                  The only way it would be right is if you advised your friends and family that you are shady and will play their QP numbers for yourself.

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                    Posted: November 28, 2008, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                    No its not wrong, wrong would be if you got the tickets, and they

                    were winners and told them you forgot to play.  I had a friend

                    that happen to.

                    Just suppose u did purchase the tickets and followed through with

                    playing the same numbers, and one of the tickets was a winner,

                    a real friend would not b angry. That way u will have your own

                    money, and wouldn't be sitting there with your tongue hanging

                    wondering if they are gonna share some of wealth.

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                      Posted: November 28, 2008, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                      No its not wrong, wrong would be if you got the tickets, and they

                      were winners and told them you forgot to play.  I had a friend

                      that happen to.

                      Just suppose u did purchase the tickets and followed through with

                      playing the same numbers, and one of the tickets was a winner,

                      a real friend would not b angry. That way u will have your own

                      money, and wouldn't be sitting there with your tongue hanging

                      wondering if they are gonna share some of wealth.

                      You are saying that, if you gave a friend $1.00 to purchase a megamillion Quick Pick, and they played for you, and they also played the same numbers and come to find out that let's say the Jackpot was $500,000,000 that you would not be mad at only getting $250,000,000.00!  Yeah Right! The Jack Pot was yours and yours only. When your so called friend purchased the ticket and paid your dollar those are your numbers and yours alone.

                      The only way I could see this happenning is if your friend said they would SHARE the prize with you, then you have the right to play the numbers on your own ticket.

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                        Posted: November 28, 2008, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                        You are saying that, if you gave a friend $1.00 to purchase a megamillion Quick Pick, and they played for you, and they also played the same numbers and come to find out that let's say the Jackpot was $500,000,000 that you would not be mad at only getting $250,000,000.00!  Yeah Right! The Jack Pot was yours and yours only. When your so called friend purchased the ticket and paid your dollar those are your numbers and yours alone.

                        The only way I could see this happenning is if your friend said they would SHARE the prize with you, then you have the right to play the numbers on your own ticket.

                        I disagree. No one owns a set of numbers. Anyone can play any numbers they want if they buy a ticket. If you have someone else buy tickets for you, you risk the chance that they may play those same numbers. If you have a fear that someone may take "your" numbers and share "your" jackpot, then don't have someone else buy your tickets.

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                          Posted: November 28, 2008, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                          mjwinsmith

                          You are saying that, if you gave a friend $1.00 to purchase amegamillion Quick Pick, and they played for you, and they also playedthe same numbers and come to find out that let's say the Jackpot was$500,000,000 that you would not be mad at only getting $250,000,000.00!

                          I agree with That Scary Chick in disagreeing with you on this.

                          "...Mad at getting ONLY $250,000"? Who would be mad at getting "Only" $250,000,000" ?

                          That kind of mentality is what makes the state and multi-state lotteries know that they can keep increasing the matrixes and 'Joe and Jill Greedy', the lottery players, will continue to play, no matter what.

                          To bring the scenario back to anyone buying the ticklet for someone else, hey, you know what, if they don't want anyone else playing "their numbers" (there is no such rthing by the way) they can get their own tickets.

                          As for "their numbers", what's not to say someone else somewhere played the same  umbers, or someone got those numbers as a QP?

                          Sets of lottery numbers don't even come close to being "intellectual property", copyrighted, trademarked, or any other such thing.

                          Lotto Rule "# 22"

                          If you don't want somone else playing the same numbers, don't ask them to play those numbers for you.

                          It's extremely ironic that people are talking about not wanting people to play "their numbers" on a board with such a prolific Predictions forum.

                          Bang Head

                          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: November 28, 2008, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                            Lets say you buy some QP tickets for the Fantasy 5 or mega millions for a friend or relative, is it wrong to write down the numbers for the "record" or even play play them for yourself? Tell me what you think!!!!

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                              Posted: November 28, 2008, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                              A gift should never have strings attached.  (I'm not talking about getting your child a puppy! I'm talking about a gift for another adult.)  If I purchased some quick picks for someone, I wouldn't even look at the numbers.

                              Having said that, I would never buy anyone a lottery ticket. Smiley  Just one of my "rules."