|Posted: May 22, 2006, 4:16 pm - IP Logged|
If I cash in a small win, like $3 or so...the clerk is nearly always surprised when I just take the money. I think they count on your taking your small-time winnings in tickets. Lately, Ive taken to winning tickets instead of small cash prizes. A bunch of them in the last week or so. I never cash those in right then. I wait until my next lotto purchase and then buy a few scratch-offs at the same time, using my winners to partially pay for the scratch-off purchase. I try to buy at least five of the same ticket at a time. I'll usually get some sort of winner or other out of five in a row. Usually nothing big, though.