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Should there be features on lottery tickets to identify the rightful owner? What can be done to avoid disputes?

Use your mobile phone to take a photo of the ticket, with your name and IC number on the back. Otherwise, just try not to be careless or it's finders keepers when it is lost.
- Harry Chia

The best is to keep the CCTV recording for the same period of time as the winning ticket collection deadline...

The ticket should be treated just like cash, unless it is decided that each ticket sold will be recorded with the buyer's identity and details. That's so troublesome.
- Bhakt Yap

Write your name, also remember where you bought it, and ask for a receipt.

Better still, let the cashier record the number of the ticket you bought in a log book, with your name and IC.
-Yue Sern Mok

Toto or 4-D sellers do not require the buyer to identify himself. This does have some risk, like if someone loses the ticket and it happens to be a winning ticket, anyone can just collect the prize, no questions asked. The responsibility of keeping the ticket safely lies with the buyer.
- Peter Tan


Is eating out a choice or necessity in Singapore? Is the regulation of hawker food prices needed?

Having affordable hawker food is good, especially since everyone needs to work long hours.

If we can have shorter working hours, I believe most would like to cook for their children instead.
- Jess Lee

Eating out is a choice. Yes, we work till we are tired, but we still have a choice to go home and cook or eat outside.
- Francis Gemuk Teo

We can let market forces determine prices, given that there is enough competition in the hawker space.

Should a hawker charge a high price for lousy food, he would not get much business.
- Kheng Chun

Singapore isn't the only country in the world with a hawker culture, but it is certainly one of the few that impose strict regulations on food operators and enforce them. Hawker food is more costly because of regulation.

You cannot compare our situation to that in Western developed countries.
- Christina Teh

Has anyone ever stopped to think if eating out all the time is a good thing in the first place?

Promoting eating out helps with the dual-income situation, but at what cost?

We eat less healthily, and meals become something to get over with and out of the way so we can go on with our ever-faster pace of life.

Not only is eating in healthier generally, but it is also a great means of family bonding.
- Shannon Mark

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2015, with the headline 'OnFacebook'. Print Edition | Subscribe