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If someone wins big, who gets the money for selling the winning ticket?

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Posted: November 18, 2008, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

On some states, the store gets a certain amount of money if that store sold the winning ticket.  If I am a store clerk and I sold a winning lotto ticket, who gets the money? Me or the owner of the store?

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    Posted: November 18, 2008, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

    I would think it would be the store owner. If you are lucky, he/she might give you a free snickers and a nickle raise

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      I would think it would be the store owner. If you are lucky, he/she might give you a free snickers and a nickle raise

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        Posted: November 18, 2008, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

        The store owner. If he's generous he will give a little bonus to the employees. My boss did when the store I worked at won a big ticket.

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          Posted: November 18, 2008, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

          store owner, if the person with the winning ticket remembers you. the

          decent thing to do is to throw u some $$$$.   I wouldn't expect anything

          from owner and they get a nice chunck.Bash   You can do this to store

          owner.

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            Posted: November 18, 2008, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

            When I hit something BIG I'll give the store clerk who sold me the ticket some money..That's the way it should be..

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              Posted: November 18, 2008, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

              When I hit something BIG I'll give the store clerk who sold me the ticket some money..That's the way it should be..

              Thats what i tell one particular clerk when i win..I told him when he sees me getting out of a black limo it would be his last day working there..of course it will have to be a big win...i dont mind sharing at all

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                Posted: November 18, 2008, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                Uncle Sam.

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                  Posted: November 18, 2008, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Uncle Sam.

                  He, he, ain't that the truth!

                   

                  Check the State Lottery Report Card
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                  Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                  Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                    Posted: November 18, 2008, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                    The person who leases the terminal, typically the owner of the business.  I'll tell a quick story, a few years back just prior to 9-11 a winning Powerball ticket was sold a t the Key Bridge Exxon in D.C. on Canal Road to a taxi driver, I was still working a lot downtown D.C., and knew the managers and owners, the jackpot was $27M, the owners got 100K and they shared it with the employees, $5K each!  The owners are Korean, and they practice what they preach,  they believe when you have good fortune smile upon you, you share.

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                      Posted: November 18, 2008, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                      If I remember right, here on Tx the owner of the store gets 1% of the jackpot prize, as you all said, he, she or they does not (don't) have to give the clerk(s) anything, but they might give the clerk(s) a few dollars.

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                        Posted: November 18, 2008, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                        Working in a store that sells lottery ticket doesn't entitle clerks to anything more than their wages.  When winning lottery tickets are sold it's only the store owners who invested in the stores that sold the tickets and the customers who invested in the winning tickets who are entitled to any money.   Since the clerks invest nothing they aren't entitled to and shouldn't expect to share any of the winnings.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: November 18, 2008, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

                          Working in a store that sells lottery ticket doesn't entitle clerks to anything more than their wages.  When winning lottery tickets are sold it's only the store owners who invested in the stores that sold the tickets and the customers who invested in the winning tickets who are entitled to any money.   Since the clerks invest nothing they aren't entitled to and shouldn't expect to share any of the winnings.

                          I Agree!

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                            Posted: November 19, 2008, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

                            Working in a store that sells lottery ticket doesn't entitle clerks to anything more than their wages.  When winning lottery tickets are sold it's only the store owners who invested in the stores that sold the tickets and the customers who invested in the winning tickets who are entitled to any money.   Since the clerks invest nothing they aren't entitled to and shouldn't expect to share any of the winnings.

                            A person can invest in anything, the clerk could loan the owner $100,000,  but if the clerks name isn't on the "agent lease agreement" as a lessee of the lottery terminal that sold the ticket he has no "right" "claim" of any bonus to the agent. If the "owner"  "propietor" of said business is the lessee of the terminal they are the "agent", any bonus paid by the lottery agency will be paid to the lessee the "agent" or "aka the seller of the ticket". The "clerk" physically sells the lottery tickets but is a "representative of the selling agent".  The "check" the lottery writes to pay a bonus is made out to the lessee of the lottery terminal.

                            What the lessee does with that money is their business, they can spread the wealth after taxes with the clerks, or keep what they're left with when they spread the taxes with Fed and State tax authorities.

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                              Posted: November 20, 2008, 12:26 am - IP Logged

                              I wouldn't tip anyone if I won big because then it'd be extremely obvious that I won and contracts aren't going to work either... I guess it could be done anonymously or some silly contract though still, you never know, it could cause more problems than it's worth.

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