That makes sense. I think buying tickets around a bar would generate more sales. People tend to spend more when they're drinking.
Anyway, if someone were to buy around a clock and lost, he might get very ticked off. That happened one night in a busy convenient store where there were 14 people standing in line and the man struck 12. I guess the clerk fell behind and needed a second hand. It was alarming.
That guy was really in a zone. He had been playing for years and spent all of his daylight savings, so he had to play at night. He misunderstood when the store manager told the clerk "Don't forget to punch out." The sheriff showed up and the man is now doing time.