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Lottery Tickets For Christmas

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Posted: December 14, 2011, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

I like to give scratch-its for stocking stuffers but not to my niece and nephews because they are not of age yet.  So usually it is for my mother, sister and brother in law.  It is nice to see them hit a nice prize because usually every christmas they lose on the scratch-its.  But it is fun to see if they will win something.-weshar75

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    Posted: December 14, 2011, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

    Just give out five $1.00 scratchers each to everyone on your list! Usually the most those scatchers pay is between $100-$300 dollars and are usually sold with holiday themes for a limited time. So if Grandma does win she will be excited and you don't have to lose sleep about the "One that got away!" Couple hundred bucks isn't enough to dramatically change anyones life and I be "OK" with Grandma, cousin, etc.. winning a little extra cash.

                                                                                              Noel   

                                                                 11 DAYS LEFT TO CHRISTMAS!

    "We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                                   Sir Winston ChurchillSun Smiley

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      Posted: December 16, 2011, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

      Just give out five $1.00 scratchers each to everyone on your list! Usually the most those scatchers pay is between $100-$300 dollars and are usually sold with holiday themes for a limited time. So if Grandma does win she will be excited and you don't have to lose sleep about the "One that got away!" Couple hundred bucks isn't enough to dramatically change anyones life and I be "OK" with Grandma, cousin, etc.. winning a little extra cash.

                                                                                                Noel   

                                                                   11 DAYS LEFT TO CHRISTMAS!

      Yes, this is what I do - IF I buy any for anyone, then I buy the cheapies - I don't mind them winning $1K - they usually need it anyway.

      But the big ones - I give to my spouse so essentially, it's to "me".  :-D

      "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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        Posted: December 16, 2011, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

        Hey suri,

        You're so thoughtful, dude. Maybe you could give them as presents after you scratch them.

        Just tell them it's the thought that counts.Thumbs Up

        This brought a big smile to my face as I read it. Very good.

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          Posted: December 16, 2011, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

          This brought a big smile to my face as I read it. Very good.

          Thank you joyceepoo.   Wink


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: December 16, 2011, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

            I wouldn't mind giving the Holiday losers away...they can enter them into the Holiday second chance drawing. Big Grin

            I'd never give lottery tickets - imagine living with the thought of giving away a cool Million due to a burst of holiday spirit.

            Rudolph

            You probably could live with it a lot better if they a least gave you back the cost of the ticket.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: December 17, 2011, 10:52 am - IP Logged

              No that's okay, they can keep that but it's the $500k or more possibility I'm looking at here. Not to say it would actually happen but why take that

              chance? Confused