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Would you be upset if you gave a lottery ticket as a gift and it was a million dollar winner?

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Monkey Butt, USA
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Posted: November 22, 2009, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

" Most of the civilized world recognizes that a lottery ticket is the worst gift one could possibly give."

Regardless, It's really the thought that counts. On one hand it could be the worst, but on the other hand it could be the best.

"After one minute of scratching or watching the Drawing: What was once a thoughtful gift becomes a useless piece of paper. No other gift in the world finds it's way to the Trash Can faster than a losing lottery ticket."

Is it any different than the TIE with animal designs or polka dots on it, that finds it's way to the dresser drawer, or to another christmas box to be given to someone else. The Salvation Army recieved over one million ties last year in their good will bins.

Or any different from the:

Fruit cake that ends up being a doorstop. Or

Cologne/perfume that reminds you of the toilet water used by Aunt Minerva in 1942.


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    Posted: November 22, 2009, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

    i want to clear something up, i dont want people to think that i am selling sex...what i am saying is that the sex slaves will get paid by me to be my sex slaves..that along with a 10 million dollar 12 story building como la sede...

    to everyone i apologize if am skewing away from the subject...and again there is a lot of guys, a lot of guys would do this....A lot of guys i know will do this...

    i woulnt write again on this thread...

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      Posted: November 22, 2009, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

      Would you be upset if you gave a lottery ticket as a gift and it turned out to be a million dollar winner? Bang Head  or No Nod or Yes Nod

      I've bought lottery tickets for only one person-my dad because we are both avid players.  If the ticket I bought for him turned out to be a million dollar winner; he would share it with the family or vice-versa if he bought me the winning ticket.


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        Posted: November 23, 2009, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

        The answers given so far are very disturbing. A gift, by its very nature is an expression of good will and love (not romantic). If you're the type of person that would get upset by that then you shouldn't be giving anybody anything to begin with. That's the type of person who makes sure they're getting a gift before they give one. It's not genuine.

        Money makes people two-faced; even if he/she is the most innocent person in the world.

        I guarantee that if someone won millions and you bought him/her the ticket, you will become two-faced if he/she doesn't give you any.  I GUARANTEE!!!! You may seem innocent but when the money is in your face and it's not your's, you will go bongo..... I mean, you play the lottery.. don't you? You want that money, don't you? You see?

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          Posted: November 25, 2009, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

          lol smooth this cracked me up, so tru, and so funny. I buy tickets for pressies, and i will go bongo too. just the wider variety of life to spice things up for me. I just make sure i only give to people who i like  A LOT.

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            Posted: November 25, 2009, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

            Would you be upset if you gave a lottery ticket as a gift and it turned out to be a million dollar winner? Bang Head  or No Nod or Yes Nod

            No. I would not be upset; it would only indicate to me that it was their time to win and not mine.  If I keep the ticket it most likely wouldn't win.

            If you think you can or if you think you can't you are right!

            Today could be the day!

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              Posted: November 26, 2009, 12:41 am - IP Logged

              No, I wouldn't be upset! Because I wouldn't give lottery tickets as a gift in the first place! I'd give them cash to spend as they wished!

              I know that I wouldn't think to kindly of someone giving me lottery tickets as a Christmas gift! So, why would I do something like that to someone else that I wouldn't want done to me? I wouldn't!

              And that's a "NO" as a stocking stuffer too!!!!!

              Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                Posted: November 26, 2009, 3:33 am - IP Logged

                No, I think it's okay also to give as gifts. As i stated earlier, it's the thought that counts not wether they win a dollar, or a million or absolutely nothing... 

                So what is your thought when you give somebody a lottery ticket? Do you think that there's a good chance that the recipient will actually win a decent prize and it's a thoughful and valuable gift, or do you think "hey, this will only cost $1 (or $5?), and I can just buy it while I'm picking up my own tickets (or milk, bread, cigarettes)"?

                Getting a lottery ticket or two along with a bunch of other small presents (such as a Christmas stocking) would be much different than getting one or two tickets in a birthday card. I'd say that a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card is more valuable and  shows at least as much thought.

                "I'm not sure why anyone would be sad or depressed if a lottery ticket gift they gave was a winner."

                That's pretty easy. It clearly means that you gave them the wrong ticket. For the most part, it's not human nature to give more than you've got, and very few people would intentionally give that much money to anyone who wasn't very important to them when they didn't have (or get) at least as much for themselves.

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                  Posted: November 26, 2009, 3:47 am - IP Logged

                  Only stupid people would give lottery ticket as gifts. 

                  This girl that I knew gave her friend a $2 scratch.  It ended up being a $75 winner. She got mad and depressed because of it.

                  It's the dumbest present anyone can give. 

                  I'm not stupid either!  You give them as gifts in good faith, you know what the outcome may or maynot be. Why would someone be stupid for doing something from the heart?

                  Be kind to a stranger because you never know when you are talking to an angel.Blue Angel



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                    Posted: November 26, 2009, 8:52 am - IP Logged

                    I've often given lottery tickets - usually scratch-offs.  To best friends and family only.  Mostly family.  No big winners so far.

                    I give with the idea that if the top prize was a million dollars and they win, then I'd be happy.  No strings attached.  No kickbacks required.  It costs a buck.  All I lost was a buck, whether they win or not.  I feel they are worth the dollar I spent on them.

                    I've often bought mega millions tickets for myself and also for my dad/mom or one of my sons at the same time.  Quick picks.  I guess those are gifts, although not for any special occasion.

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                      Posted: November 26, 2009, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                      i would be incredibly jealous lol

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                        Posted: November 26, 2009, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                        I would only give a sctratch off after I sctatched it first and only if there was 2 out of 3 prizes showing, which were a hundred thousand or more, needing only one more for a winner. Then I can show them how close they were to all that money. It would make them feel better to do it my way, than to scratch it themselves and find a close call with any old ticket that had two ten dollar matches or two 50 dollar matches needing only one more to win a measley 10 or 50 bucks.


                        The only downside is that it may cost too much buying tickets to find one with high pay off matches. (almost matches)




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                          Posted: November 26, 2009, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                          I would be upset if it did not win them anything.


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                            Posted: November 27, 2009, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm not stupid either!  You give them as gifts in good faith, you know what the outcome may or maynot be. Why would someone be stupid for doing something from the heart?

                            Refer to my second post.

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                              Posted: December 1, 2009, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                              My brother and I were just talking about this not too long ago.  Like him, I would be happy to receive a lottery ticket or scratch off as a gift. 

                              However, I only give MM or PB type tickets to people I really really like.  For instance, if I gave a MM ticket to my brother's girlfriend and she hit the jackpot, I would NOT be happy, no way, no how,  unh unh.  But if I gave one to a niece or nephew, and it hit, I'd be fine with that even though I'm sure I'd be a little jealous too.  I'd also have a problem if I thought they were wasting the money.  But it was a gift and after it is presented, it's theirs with no expectaton that they would share with me (but I wouldn't say no if it was offered either).


                              This year I will be giving lottery tickets to everybody for Christmas except the wee ones.  After this thread though, they'll all be scratch offs.


                              Playing together to make a splash in the pool of lottery winners.  It's just a matter of time.