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Record Powerball lottery won by one Nebraskan

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Posted: February 20, 2006, 11:28 am - IP Logged

Cheers  Here is to the newest winner.. Congrats...  I for one is very happy for you.  To be the one and only to receive the dreams millions had last week is Fantastic...

 

I think it is so funny for the seller of the ticket to suspect something from the winner.. lol  We kid around while selling PB tickets.. customers promising us this or that if they hit..  They owe us nothing.. They gave us the dollar it took to play the string of numbers..  We sure do not owe them anything for the loser tickets that were sold...

 

 

Excellent Point about the people "expecting" something.

Unfortunately, your sentiments are not shared by most.....

 

Where I buy my tickets, I always give the cashiers a tip when applicable.They are nice to me , unlike some places where they act like it is a bother to process lottery requests.

If I hit a scratcher for $50, the cashier usually gets a $5 or a $10 if they help me with my selection.

DD

 

Do you tip whether you win or loose when they have been nice to you?  It would seem unfair, NOT to if you are a tipper.  I like grocery stores that ask you not to tip their employess---service is a part of their job.  However, I will still tip if I think the service was exceptional (my choice).  I shop at those grocery chains because they have their pay at a level where the employees don't need a tip.  The list for tipping, I thought, included:

  • Waiters/waitresses
  • valets
  • room help in hotels
  • baghops
  • shoeshiners
  • manicurists
  • grocery baggers that take your bags to the car and put the bags in!
  • fast food delivery drivers

Now the cashier selling scratch offs and lotto tickets is a new addition to the list for me!

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    Posted: February 20, 2006, 11:31 am - IP Logged

    I just think that it should be up to the customer to give an employee a tip or not.  I feel it is tasteless to think that the customer owes you something just because you are doing your job.  A thank you and have a nice day should be the only thing expected.

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      Posted: February 20, 2006, 11:34 am - IP Logged

      Cheers  Here is to the newest winner.. Congrats...  I for one is very happy for you.  To be the one and only to receive the dreams millions had last week is Fantastic...

       

      I think it is so funny for the seller of the ticket to suspect something from the winner.. lol  We kid around while selling PB tickets.. customers promising us this or that if they hit..  They owe us nothing.. They gave us the dollar it took to play the string of numbers..  We sure do not owe them anything for the loser tickets that were sold...

       

       

      Excellent Point about the people "expecting" something.

      Unfortunately, your sentiments are not shared by most.....

       

      Where I buy my tickets, I always give the cashiers a tip when applicable.They are nice to me , unlike some places where they act like it is a bother to process lottery requests.

      If I hit a scratcher for $50, the cashier usually gets a $5 or a $10 if they help me with my selection.

      DD

       

      A clerk that has been at the register for a few hours can help with the ticket selection if they pay attention.

       

      One thing people ask me "what is hitting?" Funny to say, but I wouldn't buy what had hit.. Especially if it had hit within the last few tickets..

       

      All hit.. what they want is money right.. the correct question.. What is due to hit... ?  I am not allow to tell which ones just had a big winner.. that would cost the store money.. but I can lead them to a ticket that is due to hit..

      Funny how someone refuses the selection I pick because they dont like the game.. and then the next customer buys it and wins $100.. 

      Listen to the clerk.. if you know she/he pays attention to what comes back..

       

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        Posted: February 20, 2006, 11:40 am - IP Logged

        Cheers  Here is to the newest winner.. Congrats...  I for one is very happy for you.  To be the one and only to receive the dreams millions had last week is Fantastic...

         

        I think it is so funny for the seller of the ticket to suspect something from the winner.. lol  We kid around while selling PB tickets.. customers promising us this or that if they hit..  They owe us nothing.. They gave us the dollar it took to play the string of numbers..  We sure do not owe them anything for the loser tickets that were sold...

         

         

        Excellent Point about the people "expecting" something.

        Unfortunately, your sentiments are not shared by most.....

         

        Where I buy my tickets, I always give the cashiers a tip when applicable.They are nice to me , unlike some places where they act like it is a bother to process lottery requests.

        If I hit a scratcher for $50, the cashier usually gets a $5 or a $10 if they help me with my selection.

        DD

         

        Do you tip whether you win or loose when they have been nice to you?  It would seem unfair, NOT to if you are a tipper.  I like grocery stores that ask you not to tip their employess---service is a part of their job.  However, I will still tip if I think the service was exceptional (my choice).  I shop at those grocery chains because they have their pay at a level where the employees don't need a tip.  The list for tipping, I thought, included:

        • Waiters/waitresses
        • valets
        • room help in hotels
        • baghops
        • shoeshiners
        • manicurists
        • grocery baggers that take your bags to the car and put the bags in!
        • fast food delivery drivers

        Now the cashier selling scratch offs and lotto tickets is a new addition to the list for me!

         

        Thumbs Up

         

         

        I Agree!

             OLD/Vtrac   Lottery Bible         Double Warnings      Thumbs Up TN F34/F44

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          Posted: February 20, 2006, 11:41 am - IP Logged

          We have customers who buys the clerk a PB ticket after making their purchases..

          That would be as super cool tip if it hits for a big one.. In that event, I would want to share my tip with the customer who bought it for me..

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            Posted: February 20, 2006, 11:52 am - IP Logged

            I just think that it should be up to the customer to give an employee a tip or not.  I feel it is tasteless to think that the customer owes you something just because you are doing your job.  A thank you and have a nice day should be the only thing expected.

            Exactly!  Hey, maybe that is why I never get much off scratch offs Naughty...I don't tip the cashier, who is obviously making the store loose money.  LOL!

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              Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

              The last thing I would do is give that guy a tip.  All he did was his job.  You don't get a tip for doing you job, you get a tip for doing something aboive and beyound.  Handing over a piece of paper I paid for doesn't qualify.  Waitresses don't get a tip because they brought my meal.  They get a tip because they acted nice and made sure I have a full drink.  When I have to track them down to get a refill or to get the check, the deduction of the tip starts,

              Cheers

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                Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                I offer a car==== but they have to wish along with me .        Also the store owners should get more from the lottery  50 k  not good ? Other states give sellers more?

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                  Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                  I offer a car==== but they have to wish along with me .        Also the store owners should get more from the lottery  50 k  not good ? Other states give sellers more?

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                    Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                    A very savvy connoisseur of various services did something one day at a restaurant that left me with a dropped jaw!  We constantly had to get the waitresses' attention for services that she provided with a horrible attitude; you know, one of those attitudes that you should not let the trees outside even see!  Anyway, my fellow diner took it all in stride, and at the end of the meal, provided a tip of a single penny! The explanation was, "I always tip because of who I am; the tip they get is because of how they serve.  Anything less than good service gets a penny, regardless of what my bill is..." 

                    That day, I learned the other side of the coin!  LOLJester Laugh

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                      Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                      Deciding just how much to tip the person who sold the winning ticket would certainly be a difficult personal decision. If it was a qp that hit and they pressed the terminal button producing the winning string, I'd actually feel more pressure to give a bigger tip than if it was my own pick.

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                        Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                        The winner could be a 19- or 20-year old from nearby Iowa, where you have to be 21 to play the lottery. NE is the only state with a minimum of 19.

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                          Good grief!  Look at the time on that ticket.  (Well one of them any way.)  7:02 AM!  One things for sure...the Nebraska Lottery sure didn't waste any time validating that sale.

                          OK...now for the not so fun stuff: Someone is looking at video tape from the store trying to figure out who bought the ticket?   Who?  The Nebraska Lottery?  Why?  They already know the ticket was bought there.  The Convenience Store people?  Why?  So they can mooch money from the winners?  The Press?  Why?  So they can hunt this person down, publish his name and picture before he comes forward?  God I hope not!  That is soooooooooo wrong!

                          Lottomike is absolutely correct on this one.  Someone will eventually win, but one thing we should all learn from this run is that with the new matrix the odds are beyond astronimical.  Twice now we've had record jackpots and both times we've had only one winner.  I think you've got a better chance of scoring a touchdown in that touch football game with Elvis than actually winning the Powerball jackpot.

                          Jim 

                          Good point about the camera's.  Why were they looking?  Another point of validation? Isn't the ticket good enough?  Suppose the buyer gave it to his niece, and died the same day, would that invalidate the ticket?

                          Pretty soon, there will be a camera in every toilet - then we will positively know who caused the plumbing backup.

                          Cheers

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                            Good grief!  Look at the time on that ticket.  (Well one of them any way.)  7:02 AM!  One things for sure...the Nebraska Lottery sure didn't waste any time validating that sale.

                            OK...now for the not so fun stuff: Someone is looking at video tape from the store trying to figure out who bought the ticket?   Who?  The Nebraska Lottery?  Why?  They already know the ticket was bought there.  The Convenience Store people?  Why?  So they can mooch money from the winners?  The Press?  Why?  So they can hunt this person down, publish his name and picture before he comes forward?  God I hope not!  That is soooooooooo wrong!

                            Lottomike is absolutely correct on this one.  Someone will eventually win, but one thing we should all learn from this run is that with the new matrix the odds are beyond astronimical.  Twice now we've had record jackpots and both times we've had only one winner.  I think you've got a better chance of scoring a touchdown in that touch football game with Elvis than actually winning the Powerball jackpot.

                            Jim 

                            Good point about the camera's.  Why were they looking?  Another point of validation? Isn't the ticket good enough?  Suppose the buyer gave it to his niece, and died the same day, would that invalidate the ticket?

                            Pretty soon, there will be a camera in every toilet - then we will positively know who caused the plumbing backup.

                            I believe 7:02 am Sunday is the time the message became available, rather than when the ticket was sold.


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                              Posted: February 20, 2006, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                              Congratulations to the winning ticket in Nebraska. I hope the winner takes cash value. Also, I hope the winner doesn't get any financial problems later in life.