Solve this......

@reaperz (1266)
United States
March 27, 2007 1:50pm CST
Ok, pretend that you were on your way to play the lottery. Than on your way there, your best friend comes up to you and gives you money for their ticket too. Once you paid for the tickets and got home, you found out that your friend's ticket won over 20 million dollars, would you give him the winning ticket or your ticket (which did not win)?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Mar 07
This one is fairly easy to solve. Since your friend gave you the money to pay for the ticket and you had the money to buy your own, there is no way to know who got which ticket unless there was a name wrote on it and we know that did not happen. I would just tell your friend that you bought two tickets and you do not know whose ticket is whose but one of them is a winner and the best thing to do is to split the money between each other. If one of the other person is greedy, then put the two tickets in a hat and pull out one and whoever gets the winning ticket, gets the money.
@Wingedman (238)
• United States
27 Mar 07
The problem is, that you know that his/her ticket won. What you do is put them both in a box and then draw them out one at a time. The first one you draw out is yours and the secone one is theirs. That way you still have a 50/50 shot of being the winner. Then take your friend out to dinner or send them on an expensive cruise to assuage your guilt.
• United States
27 Mar 07
With this situation I would give the ticket to my friend. If I had purchased the ticket with my money,I would have given them the losing one. By right I would not be able to keep this ticket. Not unless he did not pick out the numbers. This either way is a win for the buyer of the tickets. The lawyers will see to it this ticket is split. This will be the test of a real friendship.