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Posted: November 30, 2005, 2:26 am - IP Logged

I have this convience store near my house and there the only ones with every instant ticket available and they also have 2 lottery machines. Most stores here in CT only have one unless it's close to NY for all those PB players.

At work it's a bad subject. I have won multiple of times with my #'s and yet I get people at work that say don't even talk about the word lottery. They hate it. ...then I have the couple of people that say they hate it but every once in awhile they tell me outside on a smoke break they won the other night but, don't say anything.

LOL

Some people like it some people are against it some people are just in the store to take your money and hope for a tip.

All in all the people at my job hate the subject of lottery. I think there just pissed because I have won over 5,000 in the last 4 months playing and they have won JACK DITTILY SH*T!!

One guy here says you can make more playing the stock market. I have never been able to call a stock broker give him money and then him tell me I just made 9,000 bucks on the stock like I did on the play 4 in one night.

Hard choice I don't think so.......

Powerplayer

Good luck to everyone!!!

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    Posted: November 30, 2005, 2:31 am - IP Logged



    I think some people get jobs at places that sell lottery tickets so they can say "Good luck and don't forget me when you win" to every lottery player.  One time I cashed in a $500 ticket and the clerk asked if I had forgot her tip.  She made the comments half jokingly but I think she was really serious and would have been pissed if I had given her an extra 50¢.  I gave her a wink and a smile instead.Wink





    I know it shouldn't surprise me, but when people make comments like that it does. People seem to have lost their manners somewhere along the way and I just think it's rude to say things like that. I have never asked a stranger if he will tip me if he wins the lottery or if he will spilt the jackpot with me.


    If stores would put up a notice "REPORT ANY EMPLOYEE TO THE MANAGEMENT THAT ASKS FOR PART OF YOUR LOTTERY WINNINGS", that kind of nonsense would stop but I think some stores use that to attract workers for low wages. 

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: November 30, 2005, 3:52 am - IP Logged

      The people at the stores in my area incourage me every time I go in there to play the lottery. That's because they know if someon one happens to be lucky enough to hit PB in CT they will get a cool $$1,000,000 just for selling the ticket. I bleive this is the same in every state.

      How about giving a rebate check to all the lottery players out there that loose the money instead of giving it to the stores like the online casino's do....hmm maybe....

      Powerplayer

      Good luck to everyone!!!

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        Posted: November 30, 2005, 10:18 am - IP Logged

        I have told everyone including all family member that I would not give anyone anything. Be consistent and no one can argue that. LOL Cheers,

         

        BellyAche, I think your taking it too personal, he/she was just joking around. I'm sure most of us have said somethings that offend others but from our lips it's simply playful banter. If you want to maybe this would make you feel better, tell the person. Hey there, I thought about what I would give you if I won, I would give you classes in edict as you obviiously have no maners in asking for something that is not yours. He/she might then apoligize realizing they offended you. My guess is they have no clue they offended you so they can apoloigize.

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          Posted: November 30, 2005, 11:03 am - IP Logged

          The people at the stores in my area incourage me every time I go in there to play the lottery. That's because they know if someon one happens to be lucky enough to hit PB in CT they will get a cool $$1,000,000 just for selling the ticket. I bleive this is the same in every state.

          How about giving a rebate check to all the lottery players out there that loose the money instead of giving it to the stores like the online casino's do....hmm maybe....

          Powerplayer

          Many store clerks have complained that the payoff goes to the store owners and their smiles and encouragements to the customers get them nothing if the customers don't give them something.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: December 5, 2005, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

            I have told everyone including all family member that I would not give anyone anything. Be consistent and no one can argue that. LOL Cheers,

             

            BellyAche, I think your taking it too personal, he/she was just joking around. I'm sure most of us have said somethings that offend others but from our lips it's simply playful banter. If you want to maybe this would make you feel better, tell the person. Hey there, I thought about what I would give you if I won, I would give you classes in edict as you obviiously have no maners in asking for something that is not yours. He/she might then apoligize realizing they offended you. My guess is they have no clue they offended you so they can apoloigize.

            acronym007, I did mention that he was half-joking, but in reality he was probably just completely joking. I wasn't offended, and I wasn't rude to him. I just stated that it was a losing ticket.

            Dance like no one is watching.

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              Posted: December 5, 2005, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

              The people at the stores in my area incourage me every time I go in there to play the lottery. That's because they know if someon one happens to be lucky enough to hit PB in CT they will get a cool $$1,000,000 just for selling the ticket. I bleive this is the same in every state.

              How about giving a rebate check to all the lottery players out there that loose the money instead of giving it to the stores like the online casino's do....hmm maybe....

              Powerplayer

              I thought it was now "capped" at $100,000?

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                Posted: December 5, 2005, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                Heck sirbrad, all the states are different in the amount that the retailer gets for selling the jackpot ticket! I know here in Delaware they only get $10,000. Yes, some of the other states get a lot more, that I know! But some states (like Delaware) are greedy and they only give 10 grand! But that might be because the state of Delaware gives a higher percentage of total sales to the retailers (like 5 cents of every dollar sold) I just don't know what they give to them, other than the 10 grand.

                Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                  Ah I see. I think PA is $100,000 then.

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                    The people at the stores in my area incourage me every time I go in there to play the lottery. That's because they know if someon one happens to be lucky enough to hit PB in CT they will get a cool $$1,000,000 just for selling the ticket. I bleive this is the same in every state.

                    How about giving a rebate check to all the lottery players out there that loose the money instead of giving it to the stores like the online casino's do....hmm maybe....

                    Powerplayer

                    Many store clerks have complained that the payoff goes to the store owners and their smiles and encouragements to the customers get them nothing if the customers don't give them something.

                    I'm fine with lottery winners giving money to store clerks, if they choose, but I just dislike the thought that some clerks think that they are owed a part of it or something.

                    Dance like no one is watching.

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                      Posted: December 6, 2005, 3:21 am - IP Logged

                      "Sorry I already promised 12 other clerks at all the stores I play at. You will have to talk to them."

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                        Posted: December 6, 2005, 9:12 am - IP Logged

                        Let's consider the possibility that our fellow Lottery Post members may work at a lottery retailer.

                        How many times have you heard a customer ask the employee,

                        "This is the winning ticket, right?"

                        or something of that nature.  (If they only got a nickel for each time they heard that query...)

                        In reply, you witness the employee forcing a smile and exclaiming, "Yes it is!"

                        Now, that is when you are most likely to hear the all-dreaded phrase, "Don't forget about us when you win!"

                        So, don't lead them on because you might just get what you asked for.

                        And stop throwing around the term "Tip". Typically, store clerks, unlike restaurant waiters, make far more than the minimum wage, especially those who work for a national chain. So, don't make assumptions like:

                        "Some people get jobs at places that sell lottery tickets so they can say 'Good luck and don't forget me when you win' to every lottery player."

                        In truth, some people get jobs at places that sell lottery tickets so they can put food in their stomachs.

                        I play conservatively and responsibly. Now, when I go to cash in my ticket worth $500, I don't have a problem sharing the good fortune with the person who hands me over the cash. What's $5 to me in that case? I would still have $495 left in my pocket. I have witnessed the results of giving even when not expected or required.   Because eventually, what is given is returned to me in some form. I have seen this happen in my life.

                        Haven't hit lately? How much have you given? And I'm not asking about your wagers.

                        Judging from what I have read in this thread, I get the impression that some of you have your heads so far up your anal pores, which prevents you from being compassionate.

                        Blinded by the money?

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                          Judging from what I have read in this thread, I get the impression that some of you have your heads so far up your anal pores, which prevents you from being compassionate.

                          Blinded by the money?

                          You know all these people posting here personally? You know what they give to charity and to others? Wow, you must see things others don't. Maybe some of the people making comments about store clerks have had comments like "How much are you going to give me?" You weren't there. I don't agree with the fact that people get jobs as clerks to bum money of lottery players, but that doesn't mean people are anal for their opinions.

                          Dance like no one is watching.

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                            Posted: December 6, 2005, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                            Seems to me the clerks are actually the ones only thinking of themselves. Instead of begging off of others supposed winnings, throw a few bucks down and play the damn game yourself! It ain't like the clerk is going to remember you when they win either. If they have it that bad in a job where they are reliant on customers winning the lottery, they need to re-evaluate their own employment status.

                            If you helped everyone with your winnings you would no longer be a winner real fast. You would be back to square one and broke. Then who is going to help you then? Those same store clerks? I highly doubt it. But regardless I think for the most the only use these lines to engage in conversation, and small talk.