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Anyone Gives Lottery Ticket as Christmas GIft?

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Uluska's avatar - strawberry

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Posted: December 25, 2012, 11:58 am - IP Logged

Anyone gives lottery ticket as Christmas gift?

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    Posted: December 25, 2012, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

    i did, but sometimes it doesnt seem to go down too well. One person asked me do I expect to get anything if tthe tickts a winner, and how do i feel about %10.?

    i  never really thought about it, and said its upto you, its your ticket.  Personally i would give half to the family members there. and keep half myself.

    tjhat was a few years ago, and i dont give them as presents anymore.

    most people dont like them, and im not sure how i would feel if it actually won

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      Posted: December 25, 2012, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

      $1 to $10 scratchers........ I think for $20 and up they'd rather have the cash.

      If anyone gives tickets for draw games as a gift it's a good idea to play the same numbers for yourself as it would eliminate some of the hassles savagegoose mentioned if it hit.

      Lep

      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: December 25, 2012, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

        I don't like giving lottery tickets as presents. First because I think its not a thoughtful gift and more like a last minute thing. Also I don't give them out because I don't like to receive them as presents. Some people are so stupid that they would demand you to share with them any big wins from a ticket they gave you. Agree with stupid

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: December 25, 2012, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

          I give them once in a while, but only $1 or $2 scratchers.  The JP on those is usually low enough that if they won, I wouldn't be TOO upset that I didn't keep the ticket for myself.  Evil Looking

           

          I gave some to a woman in her birthday card several years ago.   When she thanked me, she got all shifty eyed and hesitated before she said she didn't win anything.  I'm pretty sure she won something, and didn't want to tell me because she was afraid I'd want a cut.  The only reason she'd think that is because she's the type who would want half of it if the situation was reversed.  Roll Eyes

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            Posted: December 25, 2012, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

            I don't like giving lottery tickets as presents. First because I think its not a thoughtful gift and more like a last minute thing. Also I don't give them out because I don't like to receive them as presents. Some people are so stupid that they would demand you to share with them any big wins from a ticket they gave you. Agree with stupid

            Yes I wouldn't give them as a "featured" gift but as stocking stuffers for my young adult children are perfectly fine. At least with them I would know if they hit a major jackpot they would give their old man a cut in appreciation.

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              Posted: December 25, 2012, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

              I only give them to myself since I wouldn't have a problem sharing with myself if they were big winners. Evil Looking

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: December 25, 2012, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

                I've given them as presents in the past on probably 2 or 3 occasions, but it was done during a really high jackpot. After reading about jackpots not being claimed from tickets that were probably given as Christmas gifts, I doubt giving them as gifts is something I will ever do again....

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                  Posted: December 25, 2012, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

                  Give gifts and cash to the family. The thought of giving away a big winner would make me sick, even though i would share it anyways.

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                    Posted: December 25, 2012, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                    I have  bought several  powerball or mega million tickets all with same number, taped  to candy canes and hung on tree, guests that came christmas eve, received a ticket. everyone including myself had same number. one wins, we all win.

                    i have also bought an  ohio raffle ticket for a couple people i'm close to at work, all our names go on ticket, i make copies and put in card.

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                      Posted: December 25, 2012, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                      I have  bought several  powerball or mega million tickets all with same number, taped  to candy canes and hung on tree, guests that came christmas eve, received a ticket. everyone including myself had same number. one wins, we all win.

                      i have also bought an  ohio raffle ticket for a couple people i'm close to at work, all our names go on ticket, i make copies and put in card.

                      That's a money saving idea, giving lottery tickets for gifts after you've signed them, a gift that you can give and share too if it's worth anything.Wink

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: December 25, 2012, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                        If somebody gave me a ticket with their name on the back as a gift, I'd go get a ticket with the same numbers and then burn the one with their name on it in front of them.

                        I can't stand cheapskates and chiselers.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: December 25, 2012, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

                          If somebody gave me a ticket with their name on the back as a gift, I'd go get a ticket with the same numbers and then burn the one with their name on it in front of them.

                          I can't stand cheapskates and chiselers.

                          If it was one of those million dollars raffle tickets, you couldn't duplicate it since they all have unique numbers.

                          I would probably sign it too and re-gift it to them.  After all, it's the thought not the gift that counts.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: December 25, 2012, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                            If it was one of those million dollars raffle tickets, you couldn't duplicate it since they all have unique numbers.

                            I would probably sign it too and re-gift it to them.  After all, it's the thought not the gift that counts.

                            LOL, good one RJOh.

                            And scratch it before re-gifting it to them.

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                              Posted: December 26, 2012, 9:10 am - IP Logged

                              I would love to recieve some lottory as a gift. If it won first or second prize I'd give 10-15% even if the insisted not too