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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 19, 2006, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

Here is the thing about what you are saying.  When you go into a store that sells lottery just like in the game of baseball the pitcher is trying to get you out.  But if you are coaching the players into playing one ticket over another you are throwing the game. IE Kenny Rogers and his "Dirt" which we all know was pine tar on his hand.  At the point of sell like it or not you are giving your tippers an unfair advantage over the rest of the lottery players and why?  Well because it benefits you.  Bottom line is you are looking out for you and you are throw a wrench in the game.  It is plain to see and you can candy coat or excuse it all you want but pine tar is not "Dirt".  I think if I was working a clerks job I would probably do the same thing because you are probably not making that much.  But it still does not avoid the truth and that is you are cheating in my opinion.-weshar75

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    Sorry, you haven't comprehended the full post. I suggest you go back and reread it. 

    I fully understand everything you have said, and then re-said, and then said differently. If I didn't understand, I would be the only one with a problem with what you are doing. I am not...

    Find some other poster who has and have them to help you if needed.

    But isn't that suppose to be your skill, to make people understand that have a difficult time with comprehension? Then again, are you really the teacher, or just part of the class?

    You have to have something to work with...

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      Posted: November 19, 2006, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

      You have to have something to work with...

      My point exactly....that is why all these people trying to explain something to you is a moot point...Do we have any other Special Ed. teachers in the house? Sure could use your skills here...

      I've tried, I'm done...

      Bryan  :)

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        My point exactly....that is why all these people trying to explain something to you is a moot point...Do we have any other Special Ed. teachers in the house? Sure could use your skills here...

        I've tried, I'm done...

        Bryan  :)

        ROFL

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          Posted: November 19, 2006, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

          Most everyone who come to LP are looking for a tip that might give them an edge.  Some even claim to be winning more because of what they've learned but I wouldn't call that cheating.

          If a clerk can tell when a roll of scarch-offs might be due to payout a big prize then the lottery isn't doing a good job of printing the winning tickets in a random fashion.  I doubt is a clerk would have that kind of information and still be working as a clerk instead of the owner.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: November 19, 2006, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

            At my favorite store, The cashiers that know me will tell me if there has been a significant hit on a particular game.

            I see nothing wrong with that.

            They do not steer me anywhere , even though I do tip from time to time.

            I have certain games I like to play and I will buy them anyway.

             

            DD

             

                                           

                          

             

             

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              Posted: November 19, 2006, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

              At my favorite store, The cashiers that know me will tell me if there has been a significant hit on a particular game.

              I see nothing wrong with that.

              They do not steer me anywhere , even though I do tip from time to time.

              I have certain games I like to play and I will buy them anyway.

               

              DD

              Same goes for our regulars.

               

              Funny how some people get beat up and out of shape because I get tips doing my job and having friends with my customers.

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                Posted: November 19, 2006, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                You forgot these nuggets too.

                She is already telling him/her that this happens to them because they don't tip and then she says that like she is condoning what they did.  Not necessary.

                She also said this...

                "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."

                So, do you think for a minute if someone she knows (a tipper) is standing behind the person at the counter she wouldn't try to send him/her (non-tipper) in the wrong direction.  (I have the customers to pick their own tickets..)

                Yeah, I believe that too. LOL 

                Tntea, What you are doing is simply wrong. You are basically scalping tickets. (this is crazy)  Apparently you have painted a picture of how you see it in your mind.. 

                As long as you get your cut all is right with the world and if you think for a moment the lottery commission wouldn't frown on that then you would be sadly mistaken...

                You are expecting a tip because you point your finger and go "Play that one". Oh, you won, now pay me! (Not necessarily...  The regulars tip regardless win or lose, when I spend hours with them)

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                  Posted: November 20, 2006, 1:38 am - IP Logged

                  I don't see a problem with giving tips.  Just because certain tickets are hitting doesn't mean that the next one is going to be a winner for the customer.

                  Any lottery player in Ohio can get on the Ohio Lottery web site, go the "scratch offs" section, and it will give a list of every scratch off currently being sold, and give detailed information of each ticket... how many were printed, how many of a certain prize were won, how many tickets of each prize there are, how many of a certain prize is remaining.  The lottery system in your state WANTS you to win.  Why?  The lottery generates money... when you win you'll play again. When you lose, you'll still play again.  It shouldn't matter if the store clerk is giving you the information or the state lottery system is giving the information. 

                  Keep it simple 

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                    Posted: November 20, 2006, 8:45 am - IP Logged

                    I don't see a problem with giving tips.  Just because certain tickets are hitting doesn't mean that the next one is going to be a winner for the customer.

                    Any lottery player in Ohio can get on the Ohio Lottery web site, go the "scratch offs" section, and it will give a list of every scratch off currently being sold, and give detailed information of each ticket... how many were printed, how many of a certain prize were won, how many tickets of each prize there are, how many of a certain prize is remaining.  The lottery system in your state WANTS you to win.  Why?  The lottery generates money... when you win you'll play again. When you lose, you'll still play again.  It shouldn't matter if the store clerk is giving you the information or the state lottery system is giving the information. 

                    Bingo.. You win the Jackpot..

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                      Posted: November 20, 2006, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                      When I bought my tickets from clerks yes I tipped them. Now we have our own version of on line where we open an account and purchase tickets. Winnings are placed in an ATM machine from which you draw them.

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                        Posted: November 22, 2006, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                         WOW, another clerk asked me for a tip if I win big.  What's up with these clerks? 

                        I always buy from one store and cash in another so they don't know if I won.

                        Last week I hit $500.  No clerk getting my moola.

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                        It is probably part of conversation and means  nothing to the clerks.. After selling as many as they do , they hear lots of stories..

                        *if I win I will buy you a car.. (I hear this all the time.. )  I dont want a car.. lol  I have 30...

                        *if I win we will take a long trip.. (I hear this a  lot too.. )  I am not going anywhere with a stranger.. regardless how much he/she has

                        *if I win I will give you X amount of dollars.. (This I hear.. )  I come back with a nice breakfast would do just as well..

                         

                        The dream tickets have people saying most anything...  and it is fun to hear what the customer will come up with if asked...

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                          smooth refreshing sodas wash down tasty treats!!

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                            smooth refreshing sodas wash down tasty treats!!

                            Glad you enjoyed them...

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                              Disagree!  I won't go back to a store if the clerk asks me to share.  The people in Publix never ask. In fact, many times I've offered to tip people who help me when they are doing their jobs and they decline. I've always been a good tipper (20% or more) at restaurants. When I was in better financial shape, I gave to several charities every month. But in my whole life I never tipped a clerk working in a convenient store.

                              One thing I don't understand is how anyone can really offer advice or information on a scratch ticket or any lottery game that is fair and random.  Just because one game has been in a slump and there aren't many big prizes left, doesn't mean the next ticket bought won't produce a winner.  Everything you are saying indicates to me that the lottery isn't all it's cracked up to be and I think the state would look at your comments with a jaundiced eye.