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yonkers , poughkeepsie NY
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Posted: July 31, 2009, 1:07 am - IP Logged

hi everyone today i brought a $500,000,000 exstravaganza ticket its a $20 ticket when i was in the supermarket grocery shoping..i went home and put all my grocerys away..i sat down with a cup of coffee and scratched the ticket at the table i revealed a star symbol with $50.00 under it. the star means 10times the amount shown so i realized i had a $500 hit and went down the road to the corner gas station to cash the ticket..after the clerk scanned the ticket he was like no tip for me??.. i said if you sold it to me the ticket i would of gave you somthing but i bought the ticket out of a machine at the supermarkert..then this guy procedes to say your lucky i gave you the money, if the register didnt have the 500 in it he wouldnt of had to pay me.i explaind he must pay my winnings up to and including $600 since this mobil is a NYS lottery retailer...i got mad and left..i wonder if this guy would look out for me on every ticket i buy and lose on

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    Posted: July 31, 2009, 5:11 am - IP Logged

    See, I personally never understood the whole "retailer gets awarded" thing.  Why?  They're doing their jobs.  I don't get awarded at work for giving a patient the right food.  If they want to win, they should wager their own money and give it a go, not wait for one of their customers to be successful and then beg for a tip.  If it were me, I'd have called the lottery hotline while standing right there and reported the incident claiming that he asked for a tip (not allowed to) and that he basically threatened to not pay out.  I bet that would make him think twice about asking for a tip again.  It's like buying a pack of gum and the retailer asking for a piece, it's just a no go in my book. 

    Even when someone wins a jackpot, and supposedly the retailer is supposed to get $10,000, I don't get why?  These retailers think they're special for pushing a button and handing you a ticket.  In case you're wondering, I'm so bitter over this because someone here recently won a jackpot, I forget the details exactly to how much.  As far as I know, this retailer got the $10,000 bonus, then had enough nerve to go to the news stations complaining about the person who won the jackpot, and how they felt they deserved "at least $25,000" and ran this guys name through all over the news.  It's things like this that make me think they need to get rid of that bonus completely.

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      new york new york
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      Posted: July 31, 2009, 7:15 am - IP Logged

      ITA Jeff!!

      The same thing has happened to me in NY! I cashed in $500 scratcher and the guy behind the counter paid me, but then he stood there with a look on his face as if I was supposed to give him 10 percent!

      I guess if you're friendly with the clerk then it's a personal decision between you and the clerk, but if you don't really know the person, well.....anyway, those who are behind the counter should not expect to be given a tip!!

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        Posted: July 31, 2009, 7:35 am - IP Logged

        "TIP" = To Improve Service

        You don't owe anybody a "TIP" the waiter, waitress, gas stattion attendant and yes lottery store clerk / machine operator. You give a tip to someone that has gone out of their way doing their job to give you exceptional service. That is where the tip comes in.

        I use to play the daily games when I worked it New Jersey, the clerk at the store knew me well and at times when I had a hit and she could'nt pay me out from the register during lunch time she told me she would have my money in the evening when I would usually stop by to play my numbers before I went home. If she had to send someone to the bank to get the money she did because she promised me and she knew I was coming back that evening. I was also a good customer and was so because of her good service.

        When I hit several big Pick-4 I gave her a tip, not because I felt I had to but because I wanted to.

        If someone thinks they are due a tip simply by doing their job give them this tip, Find another Job, you're no good at this one.

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          Posted: August 1, 2009, 12:10 am - IP Logged

          "TIP" = To Improve Service

          You don't owe anybody a "TIP" the waiter, waitress, gas stattion attendant and yes lottery store clerk / machine operator. You give a tip to someone that has gone out of their way doing their job to give you exceptional service. That is where the tip comes in.

          I use to play the daily games when I worked it New Jersey, the clerk at the store knew me well and at times when I had a hit and she could'nt pay me out from the register during lunch time she told me she would have my money in the evening when I would usually stop by to play my numbers before I went home. If she had to send someone to the bank to get the money she did because she promised me and she knew I was coming back that evening. I was also a good customer and was so because of her good service.

          When I hit several big Pick-4 I gave her a tip, not because I felt I had to but because I wanted to.

          If someone thinks they are due a tip simply by doing their job give them this tip, Find another Job, you're no good at this one.

          I Agree!

          ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

           Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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            Posted: August 1, 2009, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

            mademan83, first of all, congrats on your win!

            It's ridiculous that the guy did that to you; I wonder if he can get fired for that transgression. Poor customer service and unethical.

            I usually go to lotto retailers that are always friendly to me anyway, so if I ever get a big win, I think it's nice to give them a gift. But some random schlub demanding a handout? No way! Angry