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Do you tip your cashier when you win?

Topic closed. 46 replies. Last post 8 years ago by TheGameGrl.

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Posted: June 27, 2008, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

I do...


love to nibble those micey feet.



    ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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    Posted: June 27, 2008, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

    I prefer to tip them when I win big, but I would not if they made me feel obligated or asked for it....that is very rude indeed.  And I don't appreciate a clerk who acts like they had something to do with my win either.  They neither picked my numbers nor graced me with anything leading to my decisions...My tip would simply be because I liked them or something.  I like the clerks who smile and don't act like their face is gonna fall apart because they had to do their job.

    I agree. If someone demanded that I give them something. The only thing they would get from me is a mouthful of words. I would tip those who I feel been friendly too me. Not those who think that just because the pump out tickets, mean they automatically deserve something.

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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      Posted: June 27, 2008, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

      I don't know about your state lottery. Here in Maryland retailers who dispense lottery tickets are doing a service for the lottery basically for free acting as an agent for the lottery. They get a small commission for selling and cashing tickets. On a daily basis no where near enough money to pay for one machine operator day salary let alone a weeks salary.

      The benefits of running a lottery machine is the draw you get from customers coming in to buy other purchases. The lottery doesn't pay the cashiers salary they are paid by their employer many of whom are required to preform other duties while at work.

      Retailers are doing a service for the lottery. The lottery is making out like a fat rat doing business this way. Since retailers are acting as a go between. And the lottery doesn't have to pay cashiers they are reigning in huge profits. 

      I'm pretty sure it's done the same way in other states.



      I don't see any reason you should tip cashiers you don't know. However cashiers who dispense your tickets regularly and you know that person and you like that person and they handle your daily lottery ticket purchases, give you the correct numbers you ask for etc then if you feel like it go ahead and tip them a small amount once in a while.





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      If cashing lottery tickets is part of their job description someone is paying them.If they work for mimimum wage,thats not my fault.I don't tip anyone that is paid by someone else to perform a service,whether it is waiting tables,driving a cab or cashing lottery tickets.Once you start tipping people they think that everyone should do the same.

        Talking Rock, GA
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        Posted: June 27, 2008, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

        I don't tip the cashier.  However, I'll be honest with ya.......I honestly don't know, when it comes to tipping, what I'd do if I ever hit a massive winner (e.g. 5 or 6 digits).  I might go back and buy that guy or gal a nice dinner (and I'm not talking about McDonalds, either Razz) or something (well, give them the money for such a dinner, anyway).

        (FYI, the only people I usually tip are waiters/waitresses and pizza delivery guys.)

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          hennybogan's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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          Posted: June 27, 2008, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

          really?  why can they get fired?

          I was told by the store manager that he could be fired for accepting money from a customer. He asked me to give it to him outside the store or place it in something. So that's what I do.

            Ephesians 3:20

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            Posted: June 27, 2008, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

            I never tip anyone for doing the job that pays their salary.

            I Agree!

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              Posted: June 27, 2008, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

              Never tip....I dont get a tip when I do landscape..lucky these days if you get paid on time,without an argument on overcharging.....I f I hit powerball i might tip,but probably not because the store gets press,etc.......NEVER

                four4me's avatar - gate1
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                Posted: June 27, 2008, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                Tipping someone that does a service for you is etiquette. It's your prerogative whether to tip or not.




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                  Posted: June 28, 2008, 1:10 am - IP Logged

                  I don't tip the clerks directly ... but the store where I usually buy my tickets has donation containers at every register and the money goes into a fund to help any store employee who has a financial, family, or medical emergency.  So when I have a win of more than a couple of bucks, I put 10% of my win into the container at the bakery (which is where the lottery tickets are checked and winners paid out)  I like all the ladies of the bakery so I make sure the one helping me sees me do it so they know I appreciate their kindness.  When I win a really big jackpot though I'll probably go to the store and give each of those nice folks a bit of the jackpot    


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                    DC81's avatar - batman39
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                    Posted: June 28, 2008, 1:13 am - IP Logged

                    Tipping a waiter/waitress (especially a good one) is one thing but someone at a store is another.


                    I doubt many stores really pay minimum wage unless maybe it's a small mom and pop place but even still most businesses pay more since they can't attract employees at our crappy minimum wage, even places that allow tips.

                    You can't predict random.

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                      Posted: June 30, 2008, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

                      YES,>>>>>>I DO if it is OVER $100.00>>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      BUT,...............most people just TIP out the door>>>>ASAP>>>>>>>>>>

                      BUTT, PSYKO won over $500.00 last winter and I tripped on the curb and

                      fell down and the wind BLEW over $100.00 in $20 bill's accross the darn

                      park'g lot and me and a few NICE PEOPLE had to CHASE the MONY again!


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                        Sandra Dee's avatar - dandy
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                        Posted: June 30, 2008, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                        YES,>>>>>>I DO if it is OVER $100.00>>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        BUT,...............most people just TIP out the door>>>>ASAP>>>>>>>>>>

                        BUTT, PSYKO won over $500.00 last winter and I tripped on the curb and

                        fell down and the wind BLEW over $100.00 in $20 bill's accross the darn

                        park'g lot and me and a few NICE PEOPLE had to CHASE the MONY again!


                        PSYKOMO            PukeCryingPukePartyParty

                        Green laughonly you! that's too funny and seems like this could be an everyday occurrence for you! too funny! - as for the tipping, i just asked two of my local clerks and they said 'i wish' but 'no, don't tip it's illegal' so there .. tipping is illegal .. but you can frequently patronize their store as a way of saying 'thanks, i got you' .. but for a clerk to DEMAND - ha! i wish they had tried that on me as i would have given them the 'you're harassing customers, i'm going to call the lottery bureau' speech

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                          Posted: July 1, 2008, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                          Not just NO, but Hell NAW would I tip a clerk...even if the clerk said they think a "pick your number" will be the Mega Ball/Powerball and I take their advice and mark that and end up winning the jackpot.  Why tip them?  Hell I like states like OK where you can purchase your Powerball ticket from a machine...when you do that, no need to even feel guilty about not tipping anybody as I know the machine can't talk!

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                            Posted: July 1, 2008, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't know if such is still the case, but years ago when I went to Tahiti, any tipping at all was illegal.  We loved it!  I wish such were the case here.

                            I've never won enough to warrant even considering a tip, but no, I wouldn't tip a cashier who put my card through a machine.  Like justexploring, most of the time I don't remember which clerk sold me the ticket anyway.  Heck, I'm lucky to remember which store I bought the ticket at!

                            The last time I bought a MM ticket, the clerk said, "If you win the big one, I'll take my car in black."  I think he was just joking, but the very thought of someone expecting a tip for putting a card through a machine irritates me.

                              Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                              Posted: July 1, 2008, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

                              Nope. It's part of their job.

                              Gonna win.Big Smile