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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%]
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Posted: November 17, 2006, 12:03 am - IP Logged

the tips I am referring to are tips from wins when lead in right directions.. I don't expect tips for just selling the tickets..

A group of regulars came in tonight for a round of fun before filling out their PB tickets..

I had watched the tickets prior to their coming in.  I lead them to the tickets due to hit.. One brother won $350 with his ten dollar play..  3 wins actually..  $200 on Emerald 8...  $50 on Fast Fifty... and $100  from  a roll of Jumbo bucks..  I kept them away from the cold Jumbos..

The sister won $30.. She played $20.. so she was a little winner..  Other brother didn't play but $5.00 in scratch offs and his choice.. Nothing..

 

Of course only the Big winner tipped..  but we all had fun..

Another lady and his brother both hit pick 3 tonight.. She won $790 and he won $500.. both came to collect.. both tipped..

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    Posted: November 17, 2006, 12:47 am - IP Logged

    what would you do if you helped steer someone to the scratchers and they won a few hundred and didn't tip you?

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      Posted: November 17, 2006, 12:53 am - IP Logged

      the tips I am referring to are tips from wins when lead in right directions.. I don't expect tips for just selling the tickets..

      A group of regulars came in tonight for a round of fun before filling out their PB tickets..

      I had watched the tickets prior to their coming in.  I lead them to the tickets due to hit.. One brother won $350 with his ten dollar play..  3 wins actually..  $200 on Emerald 8...  $50 on Fast Fifty... and $100  from  a roll of Jumbo bucks..  I kept them away from the cold Jumbos..

      The sister won $30.. She played $20.. so she was a little winner..  Other brother didn't play but $5.00 in scratch offs and his choice.. Nothing..

       

      Of course only the Big winner tipped..  but we all had fun..

      Another lady and his brother both hit pick 3 tonight.. She won $790 and he won $500.. both came to collect.. both tipped..

      How do you know when the tickets are "due to hit"??????????

       

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        Posted: November 17, 2006, 1:52 am - IP Logged

        How do you know when the tickets are "due to hit"??????????

         

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        What?

        Yes, my "enquiring" mind wants to know too!! 

         

        (BTW, I don't win a lot, but if I won a few bucks tonight I would have probably dropped them in the Salvation Army collection kettle outside of the market.)

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          Posted: November 17, 2006, 2:00 am - IP Logged

          me too,lol.i might have to ride over a couple counties and see what all the fuss is about.show me a scratch off i can win 50,000 dollars with and i'll gladly tip you 5 or 10 grand.

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            It seems as if people will give somebody on the street money and then that person will buy alcohol and or cigarettes with it, but if they win they won't tip the clerk, they like best to give money to drunks or to those addicted to cigarettes or even other drugs.

            Well, it is their money so.  

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              It seems as if people will give somebody on the street money and then that person will buy alcohol and or cigarettes with it, but if they win they won't tip the clerk, they like best to give money to drunks or to those addicted to cigarettes or even other drugs.

              Well, it is their money so.  

              if you give to someone - needs to be with no strings attached.

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                Posted: November 17, 2006, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                How do you know when the tickets are "due to hit"??????????

                 

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                In Georgia...I have noticed that ODD number tickets tend to  hit more frequently then Even number tickets.

                So if a ticket is an even number, I will not buy it.

                Doesn't work out everytime, but at a few stores, it seems to work really well.

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                  Posted: November 17, 2006, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                  Do you tip when you win?

                  I have never tipped a clerk at a store that I have bought lottery at in the 10 years that I have played.  I have been asked on occasion to let them get a tip if I win.  I always laugh.  I have listened to clerks tell me that this ticket or that ticket is do to hit and they have always gotten me to buy losing scratch-its.  The most I have ever won on scratch-its is $315 and it was when I bought a roll of them during the holidays about 7 years ago.  My point on tips is it is my choice when I choose to reward service because that is what you are getting.  The lottery play I do now is most of the time me filling out play slips and then getting them scanned for tickets.  Not much in terms of service.  When I travel to the casino though a tip is given to park my car and a tip is given to get my car.  A jackpot in excess of $1200 is a $50 to $100 tip.  When I am on a run at the Roulette table $5 for every hit and then a percentage of my cash out if I am on a winning session.  When the food is hot and fresh and brought in a timely matter the waitress deserves a tip.  When your car is washed and the attendant wipes down your car with hand towels a tip to each of the attendants.  My reason for tips is when I get service that is above the norm.-weshar75

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                    Posted: November 17, 2006, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                    I know the clerks down here in MO just watch to see if it has paid a big winner. There is usually a few nice ticket in every book. So, if you have sold half a book and you haven't had any nice winners. The odds have just become higher of getting a nice hit. The fewer the hits in between the better your chances of getting it. Of course, this is if most of your customers scratch at the store, otherwise it would be much harder.

                    The saddest part of all is, the customers rarely see the nice tickets. When the clerks see a situation like this they play them themselves. I've seen that happen way to many times. I know to many of the store owners in this little town. It was nothing for 1 store owner to tell me all the scratchers he won on a daily basis simply because he was alert to the books being sold and how well they were hitting. 

                    Also, you can never tell about a book either. One instance here in town was a store owner tried to get someone to buy the last ticket in the book. It was the only one left and she wanted to replace the book, but no one would buy it because they thought the big winner was gone. It sit in the case for 3 days and the owner decided it would never sell so she bought it herself. It turned out to be a $9000 winner...

                    Expecting a tip is sad... The clerk can't lose in any case. If she guides someone in the wrong direction or away from a book they wanted a ticket from she is out nothing, She says, " oh well, I thought it was ready to hit". but the next guy that comes in she may tell them, "try this stack", and if they hit she expects a tip. lol. yeah, right!

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                      Posted: November 17, 2006, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                      what would you do if you helped steer someone to the scratchers and they won a few hundred and didn't tip you?

                      I dont steer anyone toward a game unless I know they are tippers.. Believe me, I dont forget a tipper.. Others, get exactly what they ask for... Once they tip.. they are remembered..

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                        Posted: November 17, 2006, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

                        How do you know when the tickets are "due to hit"??????????

                         

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                        Paying attention to what is bought and scratched in store..

                        Last night, I was wondering what had happened to the Solid Gold.. It was due to hit.. Well after cleaning out the trash .. We found the winning tickets..  4 of them.. and split the money...

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                          I have never tipped a clerk at a store that I have bought lottery at in the 10 years that I have played.  I have been asked on occasion to let them get a tip if I win.  I always laugh.  I have listened to clerks tell me that this ticket or that ticket is do to hit and they have always gotten me to buy losing scratch-its.  The most I have ever won on scratch-its is $315 and it was when I bought a roll of them during the holidays about 7 years ago.  My point on tips is it is my choice when I choose to reward service because that is what you are getting.  The lottery play I do now is most of the time me filling out play slips and then getting them scanned for tickets.  Not much in terms of service.  When I travel to the casino though a tip is given to park my car and a tip is given to get my car.  A jackpot in excess of $1200 is a $50 to $100 tip.  When I am on a run at the Roulette table $5 for every hit and then a percentage of my cash out if I am on a winning session.  When the food is hot and fresh and brought in a timely matter the waitress deserves a tip.  When your car is washed and the attendant wipes down your car with hand towels a tip to each of the attendants.  My reason for tips is when I get service that is above the norm.-weshar75

                           I have listened to clerks tell me that this ticket or that ticket is do to hit and they have always gotten me to buy losing scratch-its

                          Does that tell you something about tipping???

                          We have some players who never tip.  We don't lead them to the tickets that are due to hit if they ask.. We just let them pick their own.  If they pick the roll..
                          They win.. If they don't.. well they get what they ask for.. No harm done..

                          I wouldn't tell them to play a one roll or the other.. That would be wrong.  However, I wouldn't tell them where I think a winner is , when I know that a regular may come in behind them.. That would be stupid on my part.

                          As far as clerks scratching once a roll is ripe.. I think that is wrong too.. Especially if the store is full of scratchers. 

                          If we are slow and no one goes for the roll at closing, we buy them ourselves..

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                            In my mind, gratuity or tip or little bonus or whatever it is you may want to call it is not dictated by any set amount, but upon the level and quality of service I receive.

                             

                            A few years ago at a restaurant, the individual who was supposed to have served me was too busy discussing her personal life on the telephone. So her coworkers had to pick-up the slack. Because the restaurant mandates that the tips for a specific area be given to the assigned server, I knew the one who served me would not be allowed to keep anything I tipped. So, the tip I left was “Gratuity is based upon the level of service received, not the amount of the check” and promptly left. A few weeks later, I found myself back at the same restaurant with the same service. The service was impeccable and I let her keep the change from a twenty. My meal was only eight bucks that day.

                             

                            Treat me well and you shall find out that I do notice.

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                               Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.  j.v.dewetering.

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