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Forgot to give a gift ticket and it won now what?

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The gift ticket you forgot to give your friend has won big what would you do?

Break the speed limit to your friend's house. [ 8 ]  [13.11%]
Don't mention it. [ 29 ]  [47.54%]
Give a gift of equal value, like a picture of you. [ 4 ]  [6.56%]
Split it, give 50% to your friend. [ 12 ]  [19.67%]
Give what you hoped it would win. [ 2 ]  [3.28%]
Give 10% to your friend. [ 3 ]  [4.92%]
Pick up a round more often. [ 2 ]  [3.28%]
Give 90% to your friend. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Give it to the church. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Tear them up. [ 1 ]  [1.64%]
Total Valid Votes [ 61 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  
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Posted: April 24, 2010, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

The gift lottery tickets you forgot to give have morphed into a big win, and no one but you knows you bought them to be a gift for your friend.    What would you do with the winnings?

Hi Bob, Ummm What did i forget to do? Party

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: April 24, 2010, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

    Hmmmm.. Bob ain't sayin much.

    I'm startin' to wonder if we're talking hypothetically or in real-time, as in advice needed right now.

    Bob?


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      Posted: April 25, 2010, 4:20 am - IP Logged

      While it's happened to me, found the Christmas scratchoffs in the desk drawer a month after the holiday, the prizes never amounted to much.   Have to buy them holiday scratchoffs early when they first come out and keep them in that safe place you forget about.   I have little faith and some experience of family making me jump through hoops for rewards so no expectation of any prize being shared freely once handed over, better for me I'm the one passing out rewards for hoop jumping.   Make anyone rich, they will likely move away so bye bye friend anyway.   Better to rent a superbowl box and fly everyone in . . .

      BobP

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        Posted: April 25, 2010, 9:15 am - IP Logged

        If they were scratchers, you had to have scratched them yourself to find out they were winners, no?

        Once you scratched them, how are they still gifts?

        Just curious.

        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: April 25, 2010, 9:56 am - IP Logged

          PROBLEM SOLVED..Never buy a lottrey ticket as a gift for a friend or relative..

          I can sort of understand your reasoning, I believe. Basically, you're saying not to do it then you won't have to worry with the whole matter...and this is true. But, let's deal with this a bit deeper, tigger. You buy a ticket, as usual, and nothing comes of it. On the other hand, due to the "ACT" of your generosity and kindness of purchasing a ticket and giving to a friend, it may hit due to the "GIVING ACT" and will be reciprocated back to you...just because you gave it.

          Decent thought, huh? Then again, they might not feel the need to do anything at all. I suppose it largely depends on the person in question. Sometimes, family can be the absolute hardest to please. Give a total stranger a few bucks to eat, drink, etc. and they're eternally grateful...hoping they can do for you one day. Do it for family or friends and they can sometimes feel that you're simply obligated.

          I really think it's all about "why" one does a particular thing that dictates the outcome. You do make a good point, though.

          L.L.

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            Posted: April 25, 2010, 10:21 am - IP Logged

            I can sort of understand your reasoning, I believe. Basically, you're saying not to do it then you won't have to worry with the whole matter...and this is true. But, let's deal with this a bit deeper, tigger. You buy a ticket, as usual, and nothing comes of it. On the other hand, due to the "ACT" of your generosity and kindness of purchasing a ticket and giving to a friend, it may hit due to the "GIVING ACT" and will be reciprocated back to you...just because you gave it.

            Decent thought, huh? Then again, they might not feel the need to do anything at all. I suppose it largely depends on the person in question. Sometimes, family can be the absolute hardest to please. Give a total stranger a few bucks to eat, drink, etc. and they're eternally grateful...hoping they can do for you one day. Do it for family or friends and they can sometimes feel that you're simply obligated.

            I really think it's all about "why" one does a particular thing that dictates the outcome. You do make a good point, though.

            L.L.

            Another way to solve the problem..Here's 10.00 buy some lottery tickets and good luck and happy birthday..

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              Posted: April 25, 2010, 10:28 am - IP Logged

              I can sort of understand your reasoning, I believe. Basically, you're saying not to do it then you won't have to worry with the whole matter...and this is true. But, let's deal with this a bit deeper, tigger. You buy a ticket, as usual, and nothing comes of it. On the other hand, due to the "ACT" of your generosity and kindness of purchasing a ticket and giving to a friend, it may hit due to the "GIVING ACT" and will be reciprocated back to you...just because you gave it.

              Decent thought, huh? Then again, they might not feel the need to do anything at all. I suppose it largely depends on the person in question. Sometimes, family can be the absolute hardest to please. Give a total stranger a few bucks to eat, drink, etc. and they're eternally grateful...hoping they can do for you one day. Do it for family or friends and they can sometimes feel that you're simply obligated.

              I really think it's all about "why" one does a particular thing that dictates the outcome. You do make a good point, though.

              L.L.

               I played the regular Texas Lottery (6/54) last night and got quite the surprise!! After purchasing some energy drinks I had $4 left over, so, I got some QP's. Here's the run down:

              A: 01-12-20-24-37-38

              B: 06-16-21-23-42-47

              C: 02-21-26-28-43-54

              D: 12-18-23-26-34-41

               

              Winning #'s: 14-19-20-28-36-53

               

              My last line came the absolute closest to victory...still, no cigar. But, this proves that it does pay to spend more than $1 on this deal to have any kind of decent chance. If I can scan and post it, I will!! It was fun, which is the whole point!!!

               

              L.L.

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                Posted: April 25, 2010, 10:28 am - IP Logged

                Another way to solve the problem..Here's 10.00 buy some lottery tickets and good luck and happy birthday..

                $10 for your friend's Birthday? Man, that's cheap. Then you tell them what to spend it on? Man, that's bossy.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                  Posted: April 25, 2010, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                  $10 for your friend's Birthday? Man, that's cheap. Then you tell them what to spend it on? Man, that's bossy.

                  You ridge tiggs would give a buck and ask for change..

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                    Posted: April 25, 2010, 11:55 am - IP Logged

                    I voted for don't mention it........the reason being I was thinking the tickets were scratchers.

                    If I forgot to give them and then I scratch them instead I've already decided they're mine.

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                      Posted: April 25, 2010, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                      "The ticket doesn't become a gift until it's given. "

                      That's mostly a BS rationalization. Sometimes people may buy a bunch of things and later decide who gets which gift, but usually when you buy a gift it's that person's gift as soon as you buy it, and certainly as of the date that it's "due". Have you ever referred to something you bought as "my wife's anniversary present," "my nephew's birthday present" or something similar before  giving it to them? That would indicate your true feelings about the rightful owner of the undelivered gift. As asked, it would appear that there was no substitute gift delivered instead, so as a question of ethics the answer is clear. The gif belongs to the intended recipient, whether it's a wrapped  necklace, an unscratched scratch ticket, or an online ticket that  can be easily identified as a winner. The only real question is  what  are your own ethics under the circumstances? How much does this person's gift has to be worth before you steal it back from them?

                      "Lottery tickets are given as gift because they are cheap and have potential values of great amounts."

                      That sentence is six words too long. Tickets are usually given because they're cheap.  They're also usualy worthless. Even if it's in addition to another gift, would you by somebody a $5 "gift" that you were pretty sure they would not like and would consider useless?

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                        Posted: April 25, 2010, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

                        If they were scratchers, and I think that's been said, I still would like to know how it was determined they were winners before they were given away.

                        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: April 25, 2010, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

                          Why did you scratch them if you knew they were going to someone else? Wasnt it for them to scratch them off?  You would have never known until they told you thus making it a little easier to handle.  Its hard for everyone at some point to do the right thing  but consider this......

                          the right thing to do        or       the easy way out ?

                          what can you live with?

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                            Posted: April 25, 2010, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

                            If they were scratchers, you had to have scratched them yourself to find out they were winners, no?

                            Once you scratched them, how are they still gifts?

                            Just curious.

                            Because you can explain exactly what happened if you choose to share the gift. 

                            "Here, I forgot to give you these and scratched them to make sure it wasn't a waste of time giving them to you after the fact." 

                            If they were losers you can toss them, no one else knows.  If they were winners and you pocket the cash, no one else has to know.  If they were winners and you choose to give them to your friend anyway, I doubt the friend is  going to hold it against you. 

                            BobP

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                              Posted: April 25, 2010, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                              if i hadnt told them and no one lese knew. I would keep it.

                               

                              i do buy people tickets for xmas and such. if i had said " ive bought you a  lotto ticket, " i would send them the  numbers. before the draw. so they knew before the draw, what their numbers where.

                               

                              at xmas i write " to X from me" on the back. putting their full name so its pre ordained that if the ticket wins ill have a hell fo a time claiming the win as my own. if the numbers do come up.

                               

                              if i give as a gift ill make sure i cant change my mind before the draw,if i decided not to , then it wasnt a gift.

                               

                              i even buy many new years tickets fore the big draw we have around new years. when i hand em out, i write their  name son back and always have a few left over. those aint gifts and i keep em for myself.

                               

                              I think if i hadnt written their name on the back, i really didnt give it asa gift.

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