If somebody bought you a winning lottery ticket would you give them a percentage

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  1. Film Fanatic 603 profile image60
    Film Fanatic 603posted 10 years ago

    If somebody bought you a winning lottery ticket would you give them a percentage of the winnings.

  2. nmdonders profile image74
    nmdondersposted 10 years ago

    Yes, I definitely would!  I'd give them a big hunk of it.

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image65
    Tusitala Tomposted 10 years ago

    The obvious answer from most people would be, Yes.  The percentage would vary, I expect, from around 10 to 50%.   However, let us say that your first prize was $100,000, and the person buying you that ticket was a multi-millionaire who would spend $50,000 on a skiing trip to Switzerland...I doubt I give him or her any of the prize, just thank them profusely.

    On the other hand, suppose I was very wealthy and that first prize made up little more than an additional 3 or 4 percent of what I already had, and the person who bought me the ticket was quite poor.   Then I might well give them the lot!

    So the answer to this quesiton is not as simple as it might at first appear to be.  It all depends on circumstances, inlcuding how we feel about money.

    1. Film Fanatic 603 profile image60
      Film Fanatic 603posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said and it makes a lot of sense that everyone is in a different situation before hand and the amount would play a large role as well.

    2. Peter Leeper profile image60
      Peter Leeperposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      50%???  wow...  I think that is a little high...I would probably buy them their dream car or something like that if I won powerball or mega millions....

    3. ThelmaC profile image94
      ThelmaCposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer.  I agree 100%.

  4. omo daddy profile image69
    omo daddyposted 10 years ago

    I will definitely give that person a very good percentage of the winnings. We would not have been talking about any winning if such person had not bought the ticket in the first place. One good turn should deserve another.

  5. Beyond-Politics profile image77
    Beyond-Politicsposted 10 years ago

    Sure...why not? The way I would plan on investing the money, I would plan on living off any interests anyway. Like wisdom, whatever someone does with it after I give it to them is THEIR business!

    1. Film Fanatic 603 profile image60
      Film Fanatic 603posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That is smart, investing the money would be any sensible persons action.

    2. daskittlez69 profile image68
      daskittlez69posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That is the same thing I always said.  That way you never lose the money that you won.

  6. bizzymom profile image63
    bizzymomposted 10 years ago

    Yes, I would give them a percentage of the winnings.  Any amount of money you win is beneficial, so why not share with the person responsible!

    1. Film Fanatic 603 profile image60
      Film Fanatic 603posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You are right and it would be selfish to do otherwise.

  7. tom hellert profile image60
    tom hellertposted 10 years ago

    depends on howmuch i won-1000$ split minimum otherwise I woudnt offer

  8. My Esoteric profile image82
    My Esotericposted 10 years ago

    Of course, wouldn't you?   Besides not having done the right thing in the first place just for the sake of doing it, I don't like sour tastes in my mouth for having done the wrong thing.

  9. NJ's Ponderings profile image70
    NJ's Ponderingsposted 10 years ago

    Absolutely, I would give the person who bought my winning lottery ticket a percentage of what was won. After all, without their help there would have been no winnings. It is the right thing to do!

    1. NJ's Ponderings profile image70
      NJ's Ponderingsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Tom makes a good point. It would depend on how much you won. If I won a dollar, would I share it? Probably not, because it is so minimal. When I read the question, I like many I am sure, automatically thought big bucks. LOL

  10. 34th Bomb Group profile image61
    34th Bomb Groupposted 10 years ago

    Yes, of course. I imagine the amount would be substantial and i wouldn't miss what I never had. I also wouldn't have won anything if the person hadn't gifted me the ticket.
    To top it off I think it's the right thing to do.

  11. Phamtastic profile image61
    Phamtasticposted 10 years ago

    I think I might give them a dollar for the lottery ticket.

  12. maharg1956 profile image58
    maharg1956posted 10 years ago

    Definitely. I think 50% would be the least a person could do in that situation

  13. daskittlez69 profile image68
    daskittlez69posted 10 years ago

    If they bought me a ticket with their own money then I would split it with them 50/50.  If they ran to the store and bought one with my money I would give them a lot smaller percentage.  But yes I would share it with them.

  14. momster profile image60
    momsterposted 10 years ago

    Yes. My dad always says we will split the winnings 50/50.

  15. prettynutjob30 profile image84
    prettynutjob30posted 10 years ago

    Of course I would because they bought it.

  16. jaredbangerter profile image78
    jaredbangerterposted 10 years ago

    It would be pretty selfish and ungrateful not to.  I'd give them a full 50% of the winnings.

  17. sangre profile image94
    sangreposted 10 years ago

    I would give them something. But a factor in the amount I give would be dependant on how much I won. If it was small then I would treat them to lunch.

  18. Pandapocalypse profile image71
    Pandapocalypseposted 10 years ago

    Absolutely.  Though maybe a better question is what would you do if you bought someone a winning lottery ticket and they didn't give you a percentage smile

  19. mrfishs profile image61
    mrfishsposted 10 years ago

    Yes I would give them a percentage, I would invest some, give some away to God, family and folks needing a loan for small business upgrades.  I would also buy my wife a new car and do away with all debt we have.

    1. Cat R profile image69
      Cat Rposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I would definitely get rid of my debt and pay my house off. But other than maybe buying the adjacent property, building a solid fence to keep my dogs safe and maybe fixing/extending my house a little, a working car would be about the only oth. thing.

  20. profile image0
    JamesCageposted 10 years ago

    Yes, I would give them 50% of the winnings.

  21. Lions Den Media profile image59
    Lions Den Mediaposted 10 years ago

    Absolutely, it's merely the cost of doing business. Besides, it's a matter of honor.

  22. Cat R profile image69
    Cat Rposted 10 years ago

    It would be the honorable and ONLY thing to do! It would be a fifty/fifty deal!

    1. Cat R profile image69
      Cat Rposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I saw all those shows about people living large and ending up losing everything. I already have the animal rescues picked out that would receive a 'spay/neuter grant' and there are some organizations like 'Operation Smile' that would get some...

  23. Mr. Happy profile image75
    Mr. Happyposted 10 years ago

    I would just give them five bucks to go get me another one. (lol jk)

    (I am sure everyone would share the win.)

  24. belleart profile image77
    belleartposted 10 years ago

    I'd first ask why I was getting it! It seems way too suspicious to be true.

  25. moonfairy profile image75
    moonfairyposted 10 years ago

    yes,without a doubt. It would be so wrong not to!


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