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Do you tip clerks after a lottery win?

Yes [ 15 ]  [20.83%]
No [ 29 ]  [40.28%]
Depends on how large the win is. [ 19 ]  [26.39%]
sometimes [ 4 ]  [5.56%]
unsure [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I didn't know I had to. [ 5 ]  [6.94%]
Total Valid Votes [ 72 ]  
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Posted: November 15, 2006, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

Sure I tip, but I don't even play in stores and If i won I wouldn't tip. Detroit lottery retailers arn't the friendliess ppl to talk to. I'm not looking for 4 start service it's just the enviroment almost anywhere you go in Detroit isn't so inviting. I play online and tip my family for providing for me before I tip anybody else.

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    Posted: November 15, 2006, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

    I tip every once in a while when I win $250.00 or more.

    One store that I frequently play lottery at have cashiers that are all too happy to except a tip.

    The store that I play at most of the time will not except tips no matter how much you insist.

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      Posted: November 15, 2006, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

      when i won 5,000 dollars playing 486 ten times in one draw i tipped the clerk ten bucks.

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        Posted: November 15, 2006, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

        My wife hit $200 on a scratcher at a convenience store and she tipped the clerk $10.

        The one pick 3 we've hit for $290, we tried to tip (grocery store) and the clerk said she couldn't accept it.

        Sometimes if there's a large jackpot I play a ticket, and then play it again for the clerk- so someone else is 'rooting for' the same numbers! -  did that once in Indiana on Powerball, hit 4 of 6 so we both won $110 - not a bad tip for a buck!

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          Posted: November 15, 2006, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

          My wife hit $200 on a scratcher at a convenience store and she tipped the clerk $10.

          The one pick 3 we've hit for $290, we tried to tip (grocery store) and the clerk said she couldn't accept it.

          Sometimes if there's a large jackpot I play a ticket, and then play it again for the clerk- so someone else is 'rooting for' the same numbers! -  did that once in Indiana on Powerball, hit 4 of 6 so we both won $110 - not a bad tip for a buck!

          Wink


          That would been the best tip in the world if you both won the powerball. I bet you she would have tipped you back big time.

           

          Party

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            Posted: November 16, 2006, 2:33 am - IP Logged

            I have decided to keep things simple and just not win. This way any issues of tipping become irrelevant.

            I think the only way I would tip would be if the clerk corrects a mistake or somehow creates a winning mistake ticket. Other than that they are just doing their job.

            If the clerk sells cigarettes to someone and they get cancer is the clerk responsible for that? Or someone buying a bottle of hard alcohol sober and then getting drunk and killing someone?  If I pick the right numbers for once and pay for the ticket out of my meager wages why would the clerk then be entiled to my good fortune but not the misfortune they also could create.

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              Posted: November 16, 2006, 7:28 am - IP Logged

              I am so glad to be living down South in Southern TN.. Seems like there are a lot of hateful people else where...  I am so amazed at all the people who complain about hateful clerks... etc in other states. 

               

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                Posted: November 16, 2006, 8:24 am - IP Logged

                I haven't won in the store yet, but honestly, if I hadn't read this thread first, it wouldn't even occur to me to tip the clerk.  I'm not stengy with money, but it's just one of those things that I wouldn't have even thought about doing. 

                Keep it simple 

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                  Posted: November 16, 2006, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                  I voted nada.  I do not tip clerks.

                   

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                  I play online now, but when I was playing in the stores, no, never tipped.

                  Stavros

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                    Posted: November 16, 2006, 9:23 am - IP Logged

                    I have decided to keep things simple and just not win. This way any issues of tipping become irrelevant.

                    I think the only way I would tip would be if the clerk corrects a mistake or somehow creates a winning mistake ticket. Other than that they are just doing their job.

                    If the clerk sells cigarettes to someone and they get cancer is the clerk responsible for that? Or someone buying a bottle of hard alcohol sober and then getting drunk and killing someone?  If I pick the right numbers for once and pay for the ticket out of my meager wages why would the clerk then be entiled to my good fortune but not the misfortune they also could create.

                    To set the record straight dvdiva

                    People go out and buy, cigarettes, booze, and liquor themselves. The clerk dosn't come knocking on peoples door with a sales pitch to sell people those things. People create their own misfortune, it's not the fault of the people that surround them, it is their own ignorance that guides them. If a clerk sales you winner with a sizeable amount, I say a tip is only the courteous thing to do. Yet to place blame on someone elses shoulders is, for lack of better words at this time, just flat out stupid.

                    Not an attack on you, just making a point here 

                    "The happiest moment of your life will be the moment it ends...thats because it doesn't end but goes on in ways so magnificent, so full of peace - wisdom - and joy, as to make it difficult to describe  and impossible for you to comprehend"

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                      Posted: November 16, 2006, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                      hey out here in the islands most people do tip because we use another set up, we use  books , so the bookie who writes your numbers is responsible for collecting your money and bringing it to you , so if you look at collecting your money ,making sure its all there, and delivering it to you hey why not ,he/she is hustling just like me so , hey nothings wrong with tipping ,years back i won $8OOO, so i tipped the bookie  $500 , we both had a good day,  and by  the way out here most houses pay  $800 for the pick 3 and  $4000 for the pick 4,  ,  ??? this is how we players role,,,,,

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                        Posted: November 16, 2006, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                        I am so glad to be living down South in Southern TN.. Seems like there are a lot of hateful people else where...  I am so amazed at all the people who complain about hateful clerks... etc in other states. 

                         

                        My life just became a little richer.. hard to believe.. but true..

                        I live just north of the mason dixon line and also don't get the animosity with clerks.  I agree there are incorrigibles out there but they are small percentage.  In any sample of people, clerks, waiters, repairmen, police, doctors, govt. workers, etc. there are jerkys but most are normal.  I figure, if you are polite,  it usually gets returned, if not, no biggie.  There are people who carry a chip on their shoulders, it never gets them far, and they can't figure it out. Lighthen up, be grateful for everyday, that you have, believe in people, look them in the eyes when you talk to them, and they'll come around hopefully.  LOL jarasanUS Flag

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                          Posted: November 16, 2006, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                          hey its called shareing the joy, you know like :wheres the love man , hey i won a lump sum now here you go get yours ,Banana

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                            Posted: November 16, 2006, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

                            I am so glad to be living down South in Southern TN.. Seems like there are a lot of hateful people else where...  I am so amazed at all the people who complain about hateful clerks... etc in other states. 

                             

                            My life just became a little richer.. hard to believe.. but true..

                            That southern hospitality holds true most of the time,  up north

                            you get very little of that

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                              Posted: November 16, 2006, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                              I buy most of my lottery tickets at gas stations, the clerks don't expect a tip when I get a $60 fill-up, why would they expect one just because I have $5 left for some lottery tickets?

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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