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Whats up with store clerks today?

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: February 19, 2008, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

What's up with store clerks today? I went to 3 stores to buy megamillions tickets. Each one asked me if I am going to give them something if I win.  Did anyone experience this today also?  

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    Posted: February 19, 2008, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

    What's up with store clerks today? I went to 3 stores to buy megamillions tickets. Each one asked me if I am going to give them something if I win.  Did anyone experience this today also?  

    Nope not today. However, today I had a nice lady who was having trouble with the lottery machine. It's always acting up. She wished me good luck and didn't ask for anything in return. Although in the past, I have had store clerks make that comment and I just say "Have a nice day." and walk out.

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      Posted: February 19, 2008, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

      What's up with store clerks today? I went to 3 stores to buy megamillions tickets. Each one asked me if I am going to give them something if I win.  Did anyone experience this today also?  

      What did you tell them? 

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        Posted: February 19, 2008, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

        Dot heads are good for that statement


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          Posted: February 19, 2008, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

          Dot heads are good for that statement

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            Posted: February 19, 2008, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

            Minimum wage,that is what's wrong with clerks today. I used to be one and though I never asked for money, I can see why they do.

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              Posted: February 19, 2008, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

              I bought tickets at 2 different stores today, and neither clerk asked me.

              However, they have in the past and I never know what to say.  Anyone have a snappy comeback? 

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                Posted: February 19, 2008, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                I always tell them I'll buy them a value meal at Wendy's.  I know regardless,  I would do something.  Say you won 80 million, and it was a q/p.  The clerk had to press that button at that exact moment for that number, a split second later, that q/p would of been something else. 

                The clerk is a conduit, between you and the lotto. 

                I wouldn't  get too upset, because people are always coming and telling the clerk, they want the winning number.  I wouldn't take any of it to serious.

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                  Posted: February 19, 2008, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

                  What did you tell them? 

                  They were holding the tickets when they asked.  I told them, "sure why not" but I didn't tell them the amount. lol

                   

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                    Posted: February 19, 2008, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

                    I bought tickets at 2 different stores today, and neither clerk asked me.

                    However, they have in the past and I never know what to say.  Anyone have a snappy comeback? 

                    Yeah...tell them what they would buy you if you lost. That'll shut them up quick.

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                      Posted: February 19, 2008, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

                      When the clerks ask me that question.... i say you know theres going to be a party when i win.... then i turn to leave. I never say who's gonna be invited. Usually they smile as if there invited. It seems kinda cruel to give that sentence.

                      Of course I'll invite them along with the store owner.   

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                        Posted: February 19, 2008, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

                        Yeah...tell them what they would buy you if you lost. That'll shut them up quick.

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                          Posted: February 21, 2008, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                          I've never been asked that directly.  However, once I walked into a local Smoke Shop and the owner actually told me he expected a percentage.  I told him the Lottery would give him $50,000 (or whatever) and he said something like "it's not enough." I wonder why he bothers selling them. 

                          The clerks at the supermarkets are probably instructed not to ever ask.  I've had clerks at c-stores stare at my numbers and, when I ask if something is wrong, the answer has been "just checking in case you win." 

                          There are some nice clerks/cashiers I would like to help, but I don't always get the same person or remember who sold me the ticket. Sometimes I don't even remember which store I went to. 

                          I agree with LottoLaughs, but I've worked for low wages and I never expected a tip from anyone unless it was part of the job.  I think it's a matter of class, not money.  After all, a cashier at Wal-Mart said to a Muslim woman wearing a veil "Please don't stick me up!" (actually, I think it's funny)

                          Maybe they're just joking around and trying to make conversation.  I've had neighbors ask me the same thing and total strangers who are waiting in line. 

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                            Posted: February 21, 2008, 4:46 am - IP Logged

                            I would not make much of that...they most likely mean it in the context of a small tip for their service in case you win big...(however the lottery gives out bonus checks for stores that sell winning tickets)...since you are not legally required to tip anybody you have nothing to worry...it is the buzz of the 300millions that makes people say that..thats a lot of money...

                            also some clercks are overworked...they feel like they should be awarded some recognition from the players....they have to run a store beside running the lotto which can be quite busy when you have big jackpots...another thing i have noticed is that people come into the store and hold up the clerk by asking to check like 40-50 tickets at once and one time this lady had about 80 tickets all of them were losers...also the clerks take some nasty abuse and blame when they punch a mistake for verbal bets (for P3 and P4)...i mean humans make errors...why don't you fill out the bet slip provided...you want things easy then you talk sh1t??...we want the big money all for ourselfes to buy big houses and cars but don't even recognize (at least verbally say thank you) some simple kind acts by people out there..


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                              Posted: February 21, 2008, 6:36 am - IP Logged

                              I always tell them I'll buy them a value meal at Wendy's.  I know regardless,  I would do something.  Say you won 80 million, and it was a q/p.  The clerk had to press that button at that exact moment for that number, a split second later, that q/p would of been something else. 

                              The clerk is a conduit, between you and the lotto. 

                              I wouldn't  get too upset, because people are always coming and telling the clerk, they want the winning number.  I wouldn't take any of it to serious.

                              The clerk had to press that button at that exact moment for that number, a split second later, that q/p would of been something else. 

                              I don't know about all states, but the 5 states which I'm aware of, when a clerk presses a QP button, the number is not generated at that precise moment. You can actually hit a button and see a list of pre-existing QPs just waiting to be printed. The ones I encounterd had a list of about 30 or so numbers in the machine.

                              So maybe it's more about where you're standing on line to buy the tickets, and hope the person in front of you doesen't purchase those winning QPs....lol