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Is it ok to buy your friend a lottery ticket as a birthday gift? 

60%
711 deviants said No, if it doesn't win then the ticket is a worthless piece of trash with no value.
40%
482 deviants said Yes, I mean if it wins then they will become a millionaire!

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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Sure unless it was the one they had in Idaho, USA last year of $528M.(Then it would be mine!) I did a trip up there last year and I would be damned the one time I did not buy a lottery ticket, would have been the one I won! LMAO! :XD:
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe put it in a card as well as a present?
Did you seriously get someone a lottery card for their birthday? :iconsuspiciousplz:
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol of cos not! Im not that type of guy XD
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, you just thought about it and decided to ask us deviants? :XD:
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MusicLovesEveryone Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's all I give people for gifts. Well that or money. At least they have a chance to buy something or win something
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Rutana Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Writer
Not as a stand alone gift.
As a gag next to a normal present? Sure, why not ^^
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dyingstarr Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I tend to get my friends a scratch card and put it in their card. Of course I buy other prezzies, but yeah, I know it ain't a lottery ticket, but it's close!!
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GemmilyArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My family has always gotten scratchies for relatives and stuff. If it's a close friend it's a bit cheap and thoughtless, but I think it's an alternative to giving $5/10 in a card, plus they're fun. :P
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fernny619 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I said yes but not in the perspective of them winning a million dollars. More as in the act of actually giving the gift. To those that said no, I feel like they lost the definition of a gift somewhere along the lines of reading this question maybe?
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k-hots Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i think it depends on who the friend is, and what number you're buying him...
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InternetTails Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think no, because its like giving them absolutly nothing.
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elixer-dream Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, but you should supplement it with an actual gift in case it doesn't win.
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Shadow0Kat0 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
if you guys were close then yea, it would be a nice laugh if he/she doesn't win
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angel-oni13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Writer
I dunno... if they don't win then it sucks but if they DO win it'll suck worse.
Kinda like this [link]
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Kitsune-Genetica Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IMO, it's good as something in addition to a different, more usable present. It just seems cheap to give it to them as a main pressie.
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   General Artist
as a birthday gift?
no

not unless you buy a buch of them
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Limey-Boy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Technically better than a birthday card alone because its actually likely to do something when you're finished looking at it.
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll take the third option.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wats dat.. I can only think of 2. U either buy it or u dont buy it
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MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay.
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Preed-Reve Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That depends, is said friend's friendship only worth $2-5?
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Or $1000000 if they win!
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Preed-Reve Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's just collateral... >3>
In the end, you'd have only put little finance and thought to the gift...
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k0di Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
why so many people callin it a worthless piece of trash? i never receive birthday gifts from my friends, so if they gave me that wel... it's better than nothing. and its a humorous and original gift imo. dont be materialists -.-
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Why u dnt get gifts from friends..? Aiyoo
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k0di Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
i dunno, we never had that habit of giving gifts on our birthdays. i mean, this one time, i bought a teddy seal for a friend but it only costed 1 dollar, from a vending toy machine, you know.
but we never spend much more than that to buy birthday gifts. its always something cheap but symbolic, rather than expensive and materialist. may be an "unspoken cultural influence" (lol) or simply because we're poor ahah
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Blue2Green Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
if I did then I would at least pair it up with anther gift, just so if they don't end up winning anything, they would at least have a little something for their birthday.
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KT-245 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
a cute gag gift lol
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I think it is okay, but make sure you had another gift as well. Make sure the lottery ticket is just a bonus.
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Feiring Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Sure, but if they win you had a part into it, so they should give you a percentage.
So then you'll have money to get them a cool gift their next birthday! :P

But if they don't win then it's sorta a crappy gift.

Buying something else with it would be good.
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Depends if it's appropiate
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bwahhahahaaa Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I dont buy presents..
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sabaku-no-lila Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanted to say no because if they won, they wouldn't share the money! If I'm going to buy a lottery ticket, I'm buying it for myself! Why? Because I'm a greedy bitch! :D
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Lonacc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
dat icon.
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Pyro-TH Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wouldn't do that. Unless you have a tardis. If that's the case, do it by all means! XD
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Koriru Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No....For that reason and Lottery isnt really legal in my country.
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MrsVolv Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Only if they asked for it (Sometimes it is like "I don't want gifts, I would like if everyone would bring me a lottery ticket insted") or it would be just an addition to the main gift. ^^
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sonic500 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Er, no not relly.
It's kinda cheap to get theam something like that.
they might think you dont give a crap about theam.
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LeoHightower Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the thought that counts.
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Forced-enjoyment Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you could i guess but its just not that great of a present
it dosn't show any real care or thought
it seems more like a fuck it, it'll do gift
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DragonPictures Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I would give lottery ticket in addition to some gift but not itself as a gift.
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Alfazil Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
No, in fact I would rather get a hug then a lottery ticket if it is from a friend.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I agree.
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:iconrenzus:
renzus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The real question is "would you like to get a lottery ticket as a birthday gift?"
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rockdaisy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've given the scratch offs to people that I didn't know what to get them. They always won at least a few bucks lol
I think it really depends on the type of person the friend is. Some thinks it's cool and others don't.
Kinda like a birthday card... some people keep them and others throw away it away after reading it or finding no money which in turn makes its a worthless piece of paper.
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May-Lene Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always do, I buy a gift and get a "to/from" lottery card where they can win up to 1000. :)
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wolfie157 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
perhaps several of them, not just one. spend as much as you'd spend on a regular gift, you know? and plus more chances that one of them are a winner. but idk, its still just trash if none of them win. its fun for a minute, but i guess i'd prefer a gift that seems like it has more thought put into it.
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MrPrototype Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really, like some bonus card would be better cause there is 100% chance of getting something
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NagoshiAshumari Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Depends if your friend even likes playing the lottery. I think it can be part of the gift, but not the whole gift. :P
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seblaze Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student
Yeah, just for fun, but definitely with an actual gift as well. My family gets lottery tickets for Christmas and we all have fun scratching those, but most I've ever gotten is $10. xD
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