Lottery Ticket Gift Basket Ideas

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If you are looking for a fun way to gift lottery tickets this Christmas — or any time of the year — you came to the right place. I have 2 great DIY lottery ticket gift ideas to share with you today: a lottery ticket mystery gift box and a scratch-off ticket gift basket.

For more creative ways to gift lottery tickets check out: 7 Ways to Give Lottery Tickets as Gifts.

These DIY lottery ticket gift basket ideas were sponsored by the New Jersey Lottery. 

DIY Lottery Ticket Gift Basket & Mystery Gift Box.

I am sure you will agree that DIY scratch-off ticket gifts are easy to make and, best of all, fun gifts to receive. They are the perfect gift idea for anyone on your list that is over 18.

The creative gifts would also be a great idea for fundraisers as door prizes or in a tricky tray or silent auction.

Living in NJ, I made my mystery gift box and lottery ticket gift basket using NJ Lottery Holiday scratch-offs. The New Jersey Lottery has four fun Holiday themed scratch-off instant games available this Holiday season. You can pick up these Holiday games at your local NJ Lottery retailer (e.g., 7-Eleven, Wawa, Quick Chek).

Scratch Off Lottery Ticket Gift Basket

Also known as a lottery ticket bouquet.

Holiday scratch off tickets made into a gift basket.


  • various denominations scratch-off tickets
  • cute basket or bin (I got mine at the dollar store)
  • floral foam block (can be found at craft stores)
  • wooden skewers (I used straws but skewers would be sturdier and easier to work with)
  • tissue paper or paper shreds
  • bow (optional)

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  1. Place foam block inside your bin or basket.
  2. Tape lotto tickets to the skewers.
  3. Push skewers into foam block at various depths.
  4. Cover up the foam block with the tissue paper/foil shreds.
  5. Place a bow on the front of the lottery ticket gift basket, if desired

Tip: Feel free to switch things up and add a gift card or gift certificate in with the scratch tickets as well. Gift cards to local restaurants, grocery stores, or convenience stores would all be great options. Concert tickets or other unique experiences would be fun ideas, too.

Scratch Off Lottery Ticket Mystery Gift Box

Roll of lottery ticket scratch offs attached to "pull here" tag, being pulled out of gift box.


  • $1 scratch off tickets – strip of at least 10 (I used about 30!)
  • empty tissue box
  • wrapping paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • cardstock
  • bow (optional, but a great addition)

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Tall tissue box with slit in top expanded to go from side to side.


  1. Print “Pull Here” Label (printable available here) on cardstock
  2. Widen the slit in the top of the tissue box to accommodate the width of the tickets (as seen in the image above)
  3. Wrap the tissue box, leaving the slit at the top open
  4. Fold lottery tickets in a zig-zag pattern into a neat pile
  5. Tape the “Pull Here” Label on the last ticket
  6. Place a roll of lottery tickets into the tissue box, leaving the “Pull here” label out of the box
  7. Place a bow on the front of the box, if desired. 
Lottery ticket mystery gift box with pull here tab.


There you have it, two simple and stress-free lottery ticket gift ideas perfect for family members or anyone (over 18 of course) on your list this year!

Along with a Lottery ticket wreath and lottery ticket ornament, these 2 DIY gifts are great to keep on hand for when you need a quick and easy gift when a friend or relative drops in. They are also a fun gift idea for a white elephant gift, hostess gift, or birthday gift.

My husband loves New Jersey Lottery Scratch-Offs and will be very excited to see these festive gifts under the tree come Christmas morning.

Plus, by giving lottery ticket gifts to my husband, I get to reap the benefits if he wins big! So good luck to him 🙂

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Disclaimer: Must be 18 or older to but a lottery ticket. Please play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER®.
Parents are urged to think twice about gifting lottery tickets to children.
*Tickets to create these projects were provided by New Jersey Lottery.

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      1. I would try using the firmest cardstock you can find so that it is the most sturdy. You could also try adding a popsicle stick behind the Pull Here sign to help it stand up.

        I made this for my husband 4 years ago so my memory isn’t as fresh as it could be… but I don’t remember having an issue getting it to stay up.

  1. OMG what a cleaver idea!!! My hubby’s grandpa is lotto obsessed!! He would love a lotto tree lol

    1. I haven’t tried taping them together, but I would think that as long as you made sure the slit was large enough in the top of the box to not pull too much on them it should work OK 🙂

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