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Moral dilemma! Do I give him the $$$$?

I bought two $2 Holiday Scratchers at the gas station today. I let my 9 yr old scratch one and my 6 yr old scratch one. My 6 yr old's ticket won $40! He's not dumb and saw that he had won. Do I give him the $40 or maybe split it or just keep it?

 

Edit* We're on our way to Super Target to spend our winnings, all 3 of us ♥

 
Orionsgirl

Asked by Orionsgirl at 6:14 PM on Dec. 7, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (14)
  • This is just me but I wouldn't give him whole thing, or give him cash. I would probably let them each pick something out at the store, a small toy or something.
    nmmama09

    Answer by nmmama09 at 6:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Well they were bought with YOUR money and all you did was LET them scratch them. Although if you want to be nice, give each of the kids $5 and take them to the store to buy a Christmas gift with the money.
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 6:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • You shouldn't give them any of it. They are too young to gamble and they should only be doing it for you not for themselves. In my opinion.
    Andriya

    Answer by Andriya at 6:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • I would give half to him and half to his brother.
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 6:16 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • They didn't buy the ticket and they can't claim the prize. Maybe a $5 'helping fee".
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 6:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • I would give some to both of the boys. Your other son would feel so bad if he dosnt get anything. That or tell them that they are both going to be able to go to a movie and lunch before it. This way they can use the money for that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:18 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • If they where only scratching for you, then I agree give him a helpers fee. Next time establish before hand like they get 25%
    andria82

    Answer by andria82 at 6:19 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • Did you tell him he could keep it if it was a winner? If not,its your money. You bought them
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:22 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • I'd let them buy something little at the store
    June_Mama09

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 6:38 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

  • use the money to buy something for family so everybody feels like they win
    raisingmen

    Answer by raisingmen at 6:40 PM on Dec. 7, 2010

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