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Do you give lottery tickets as Christmas gifts?

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Posted: December 19, 2009, 12:11 am - IP Logged

If you don't know what to get someone, I think they are a fun gift to give. I got a subscription to the Massachusetts lottery for a friend. If he wins, I do hope he will remember me!

We all get a lot out of lotteries!


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    Posted: December 19, 2009, 12:20 am - IP Logged

    Do I give lottery tickets for presents?

    Nope. I already spend too much on losing tickets.

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      Posted: December 19, 2009, 12:49 am - IP Logged

      If you don't know what to get someone, I think they are a fun gift to give. I got a subscription to the Massachusetts lottery for a friend. If he wins, I do hope he will remember me!

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        Posted: December 19, 2009, 12:56 am - IP Logged

        I've already bought all my X-mas gifts this year and none of them included lottery tickets. Besides, most of the people who are close to me, aren't really fans of playing the lottery. They know that is my hobby. Wink

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

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          Posted: December 19, 2009, 1:10 am - IP Logged

          I most certainly did give tickets for Christmas gifts (and I've still gotta get some more tickets to give for some more people next week).  One thing I like about buying lottery tickets for gifts.....they're quick, easy, and you (for the most part) don't have to wait in long lines unlike if you were going to buy them something from a mall or big retailer this time of year, and there's a chance that the ticket itself could be worth more than it looks. Wink

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          A Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratcher:  $20

          Airfare and hotel in March 2007 to see The Price Is Right before Bob Barker retired:  $600-something

          Winning something to get a trip to a district office:  Priceless Big Grin

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            Posted: December 19, 2009, 7:06 am - IP Logged

            i got my husband 2 20 dollar raffle tickets as stocking stuffer, i'll probably get one for my mom too,other then those two i would'nt get anyone else one.

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              Posted: December 19, 2009, 7:29 am - IP Logged

              If you don't know what to get someone, I think they are a fun gift to give. I got a subscription to the Massachusetts lottery for a friend. If he wins, I do hope he will remember me!

              I wouldn't give a Lottery Ticket as a Gift!

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

              Lottery Tickets make poor gifts because a vast majority of them lose.

              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.

              If the ticket wins a hundred million dollars: The giver will feel bad at the receiver's good fortune, this will lead to animosity between the two of them. The giver will imply that he or she deserves a cut of the winnings, and the relationship will be downhill from there.

              What makes matters worse is the false hope of wealth that a lottery ticket delivers. When a person holds one in their hands, they think about how their life will change if it wins. Visions of mansions, sports cars, and early retirement dance in their heads when faced with the prospect of instant riches. In the blink of an eye: The hope is dashed agaist the rocks of reality and statistics when they discover it's a Loser. This process takes the receiver of a lottery ticket gift through the roller coaster of great hope and great disappointment, and chances are good that the receiver will like the giver a little bit less when the ride is over.

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                Posted: December 19, 2009, 7:56 am - IP Logged

                If you don't know what to get someone, I think they are a fun gift to give. I got a subscription to the Massachusetts lottery for a friend. If he wins, I do hope he will remember me!

                No I have never did that, But every once in a while I will give a Lottery ticket for Birthday Gift, but not to often.

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                  Posted: December 19, 2009, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                  Yes, I did yesterday for a few co-workers.  We usually just give each other a card...this time I inserted 1 powerball ticket in each one.  It's a small thrill, plus because I'm broke it's about the only thing I could afford.

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                    Posted: December 19, 2009, 8:42 am - IP Logged

                    I ain't biting on the implications of why a lottery ticket shouldn't be a gift because when I give someone a lottery ticket as a gift, it is their's and I wish them the best of luck. 

                    The perfect gift is what a person wants....clues to what they want is what they have mentioned all year and have O-O'ed and ahh-ed over.   If lottery tickets is what the person wants, it's the perfect gift. 

                    I have a friend that zones when she scratch scratchoffs.  She's like "don't talk to me now I'm scratching" She say it's her therapy.  I don't try to get into why or think too much into it.  She's in God's hand. 

                    And she win all the time with scratchers piled up waiting to be cashed in.  Some people drink beer or have a drink when they get off from work, she scratch lottery tickets.

                    Her favorite scratchoffs from different places will be her Christmas present, along with a used copy of Motown 25 which she has mentioned several times she wish she had a copy of. 

                    So I'm giving my friend one thing she wants and one thing she likes.

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                      Posted: December 19, 2009, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                      "Keep gambling to yourself"..Once you give tickets to a friend or relative and they hit big and forget you then you have lost a friend or relative..You start thinking "wow I gave them that winner and they diden't share"..You say now it doesen't matter but after awhile it will..Human nature..Good luck...

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                        Posted: December 19, 2009, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                        I always give my mother scratchoffs for Christmas. She never buys lottery tickets for herself and she has fun sitting there after the presents are open scratching away. And after all she's done for me in my life, if she wins there will be no one happier for her than me!

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                          Posted: December 19, 2009, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                          I bought my dad a Millionaire Raffle ticket because he buys all these expensive gifts for us for Christmas, and this is the only chance I have to reciprocate.

                          I bought my best friend's parents (we go to see them every year on Christmas Day) a Redskins Lotto Scratcher because they are Redskins fans.

                          Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                          In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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                            Posted: December 19, 2009, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                            i got my husband 2 20 dollar raffle tickets as stocking stuffer, i'll probably get one for my mom too,other then those two i would'nt get anyone else one.

                            I got some MI raffle tixs for myself as a xmas present too. They are not selling that well right now though which is a shame because like to see it continue

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                              Posted: December 19, 2009, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                              I wouldn't give a Lottery Ticket as a Gift!

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

                              Lottery Tickets make poor gifts because a vast majority of them lose.

                              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.

                              If the ticket wins a hundred million dollars: The giver will feel bad at the receiver's good fortune, this will lead to animosity between the two of them. The giver will imply that he or she deserves a cut of the winnings, and the relationship will be downhill from there.

                              What makes matters worse is the false hope of wealth that a lottery ticket delivers. When a person holds one in their hands, they think about how their life will change if it wins. Visions of mansions, sports cars, and early retirement dance in their heads when faced with the prospect of instant riches. In the blink of an eye: The hope is dashed agaist the rocks of reality and statistics when they discover it's a Loser. This process takes the receiver of a lottery ticket gift through the roller coaster of great hope and great disappointment, and chances are good that the receiver will like the giver a little bit less when the ride is over.

                              There are no losers, we all WIN! The reason for lotteries is to raises revenue, and we all benefit form the revenue raised.

                               

                              Like that good old Hot Chocolate song, "Everyone's a winner, baby, that's the truth".

                              We all get a lot out of lotteries!