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Do you tip your cashier when you win?

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Posted: June 27, 2008, 9:10 am - IP Logged

Hi all. I am unaware of this, but does the winner of a ticket have to tip the cashier? I recently won some small games like cash 3 and cash 4, the cashier said "Where is my $20 tips?" and I said "It was from another store 20 miles away"...

How about you guys? Do you tip your cashier when you win small, or only on big wins?


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    Hi all. I am unaware of this, but does the winner of a ticket have to tip the cashier? I recently won some small games like cash 3 and cash 4, the cashier said "Where is my $20 tips?" and I said "It was from another store 20 miles away"...

    How about you guys? Do you tip your cashier when you win small, or only on big wins?

    I never tip anyone for doing the job that pays their salary.

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      Of course not, even if it was a big win I wouldn't, for something like Powerball or Megamillions the store typically gets a nice bonus for selling a winning jackpot ticket, they should get their "tip" from that. They didn't do anything other take my money and press a button or insert a piece of paper to print the numbers.

      You can't predict random.

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        Well now I don't feel obligated to do. I guess they expected some tip because previous winners started the trend.

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          I will tip someone only when I hit a big jack-pot like a powerball cash 5 or win for life..Cash 3 and cash 4 is a noooooo..To many losses in cash 3 and cash 4..They have a lot of nerve asking for a tip..Vey rude of them...

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            Posted: June 27, 2008, 11:47 am - IP Logged

            I never tip anyone for doing the job that pays their salary.

            I don't know about your state lottery. Here in Maryland retailers who dispense lottery tickets are doing a service for the lottery basically for free acting as an agent for the lottery. They get a small commission for selling and cashing tickets. On a daily basis no where near enough money to pay for one machine operator day salary let alone a weeks salary.

            The benefits of running a lottery machine is the draw you get from customers coming in to buy other purchases. The lottery doesn't pay the cashiers salary they are paid by their employer many of whom are required to preform other duties while at work.

            Retailers are doing a service for the lottery. The lottery is making out like a fat rat doing business this way. Since retailers are acting as a go between. And the lottery doesn't have to pay cashiers they are reigning in huge profits. 

            I'm pretty sure it's done the same way in other states.

             


             

            I don't see any reason you should tip cashiers you don't know. However cashiers who dispense your tickets regularly and you know that person and you like that person and they handle your daily lottery ticket purchases, give you the correct numbers you ask for etc then if you feel like it go ahead and tip them a small amount once in a while.

             

             


             

             

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              Posted: June 27, 2008, 11:53 am - IP Logged

              I agree - It was rude of them to ask for a tip or imply that it was customary... I however do tip on most occassions as long as I win atleast $50... I know they are getting paid for a job, but in most cases it's minimum wage & I'm happier spreading the wealth. Also, the little bit of money you spend will come back to you 10 fold. Good Luck, Pogo

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                Posted: June 27, 2008, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                I do...

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                  Posted: June 27, 2008, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                  Hi, if you look in the archives there are a lot of posts on this subject.  Some players here tip all the time and others never do.

                  I recently wrote a post in the Mystical Forum about a dream I had that warned me not to tip if I win a large amount, although some people might have thought I was joking (I wasn't)

                  Anyway, it's totally up to you.  If someone said that at the market where I buy most of my tickets, that clerk would get into hot water.  I think I would tip someone if that person helped me out, but there is never any obligation to do so.  Once I left a ticket on a counter and the clerk ran after me.  I think I'd probably have split my prize with her had I won!  But in most cases, I don't think tipping is part of the job.  I used to always tip dealers at casinos, but they're participating in the entire gaming process.  A clerk simply runs a card through a terminal.  When someone buys cigarettes or a newspaper, do they tip the clerk?  Do you tip the cashier who runs 50 groceries through the scanner?  When a clerk spends a long time on a money order or cashing a paycheck, nobody tips him/her.  I've really thought about this more than once, since it's been brought up often on LP.  Although it's nice to share the wealth, and people should always be generous & charitable, I'm not sure I'd tip the clerk since I go to many different places and don't even remember which person sold them to me. 

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                    Posted: June 27, 2008, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                    I prefer to tip them when I win big, but I would not if they made me feel obligated or asked for it....that is very rude indeed.  And I don't appreciate a clerk who acts like they had something to do with my win either.  They neither picked my numbers nor graced me with anything leading to my decisions...My tip would simply be because I liked them or something.  I like the clerks who smile and don't act like their face is gonna fall apart because they had to do their job.

                    voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                      Posted: June 27, 2008, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

                      Just a side note - I'm a regular tipper for just about everything anyways... Just wanted to let you know my normal tipping habits, for comparison purposes - Pogo

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                        Posted: June 27, 2008, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

                        I will tip someone only when I hit a big jack-pot like a powerball cash 5 or win for life..Cash 3 and cash 4 is a noooooo..To many losses in cash 3 and cash 4..They have a lot of nerve asking for a tip..Vey rude of them...

                        That is an excellent point!  Although I am a good tipper in general (I think I am!) what about the 500 other times you lost?  Do they share in that? 

                        There are some clerks I see regularly and know by name.  So maybe those people, but I really don't know which person at a gas station or convenience store sold me a ticket.  I usually don't talk about stuff like this, but when I won $100 a few weeks ago getting 4/5, I didn't tip but donated some food. 

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                          Posted: June 27, 2008, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                          Hi all. I am unaware of this, but does the winner of a ticket have to tip the cashier? I recently won some small games like cash 3 and cash 4, the cashier said "Where is my $20 tips?" and I said "It was from another store 20 miles away"...

                          How about you guys? Do you tip your cashier when you win small, or only on big wins?

                          You don't have to do anything except PAY TAXES AND DIE.

                          However, I pay 5% to the person that sold me my ticket, and 10% to charity.

                          It's amazing how happy the clerks get when they see you next time - particularly on a big hit.

                          However, do not give them their reward while the cameras are rolling or they can be fired.

                          I place their cash in a small brown paper bag and place it on the counter for them.

                            Ephesians 3:20


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                            Posted: June 27, 2008, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                            You don't have to do anything except PAY TAXES AND DIE.

                            However, I pay 5% to the person that sold me my ticket, and 10% to charity.

                            It's amazing how happy the clerks get when they see you next time - particularly on a big hit.

                            However, do not give them their reward while the cameras are rolling or they can be fired.

                            I place their cash in a small brown paper bag and place it on the counter for them.

                            really?  why can they get fired?

                            voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                              Posted: June 27, 2008, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                              You don't have to do anything except PAY TAXES AND DIE.

                              However, I pay 5% to the person that sold me my ticket, and 10% to charity.

                              It's amazing how happy the clerks get when they see you next time - particularly on a big hit.

                              However, do not give them their reward while the cameras are rolling or they can be fired.

                              I place their cash in a small brown paper bag and place it on the counter for them.

                              I also never knew that someone could be fired for giving them a tip. I'm thinking that this must varie from store to store, because I've know store clerks who have been tipped and they haven't been fired.

                              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."