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Do you tip when you win? Who? How much? Why do you tip?

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Posted: December 15, 2009, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

Do you tip when you win? 

Who do you tip?  How much? 

Why do you tip?  Which games?

Anytime or just during the holidays?

Thanks for your advice and comments! Coffee

 

 

 

 

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    Posted: December 15, 2009, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

    Depends on the win relative to the buy in.

    Usually, if I win $20 or more on a $1 ticket I'll give the clerk who sold it to me a dollar or two or a five. I've has clerks refuse it and say hey can't take it, yet other clerks in the same store did.

    If I win $290 on a Pick 3 I give them a $20.

    That's about as good as it has gotten so far, except for one night on Powerball- I played the same ticket I played again for the clerk. It hit 4 + 0 and paid $110. 

    Why? I used to be in the casino business, and for luck.

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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      Posted: December 15, 2009, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

      tipping a cashier for selling a lottery ticket?  noooooooooo

      a million dollar winner?  maybe

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        Posted: December 15, 2009, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

        Depends on the win relative to the buy in.

        Usually, if I win $20 or more on a $1 ticket I'll give the clerk who sold it to me a dollar or two or a five. I've has clerks refuse it and say hey can't take it, yet other clerks in the same store did.

        If I win $290 on a Pick 3 I give them a $20.

        That's about as good as it has gotten so far, except for one night on Powerball- I played the same ticket I played again for the clerk. It hit 4 + 0 and paid $110. 

        Why? I used to be in the casino business, and for luck.

        dunno about tipping money to the cashier. very uncommon to see that happen. I usually do tip at the table games in casino but for lottery I may give them something like scratchers as a tip for a big win but unfortunately I never had that opportunity Unhappy...lol

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          Posted: December 15, 2009, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

          I agree with jesjam..I will tip only when I hit a big jackpot..When you play pick 3 pick 4 or sacratchoffs you are going to lose more then you win..The real winners are the ones who hit a big jackpot and then you can afford to tip..

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            Posted: December 15, 2009, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

            Do you tip when you win? 

            Who do you tip?  How much? 

            Why do you tip?  Which games?

            Anytime or just during the holidays?

            Thanks for your advice and comments! Coffee

             

             

             

             

            Never, I buy my tickets at a gas station where I'm usually getting a $50+ fill-up in addition to spending $10-$20 for lottery tickets.  I don't tip when I go to Wal-Mart and spend $70, why would I do it there?

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: December 15, 2009, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

              NOPE

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                Tip a cashier for taking my money?  Shirley you jest.  LOL

                I tip people who work for tips because they work for tips and I tip better for good service.   I tip mechanics and more if they save me money on the repair.

                That said, there are places where you deal with the same people every time and they help you out, tell you which scratchers are hot, get you a lottery coffee mug and hat from the sales rep, etc.   Even so, tipping creates a feeling of entitlement that could be a problem down the road if you want to keep your lower tier "friends" after a big win. 

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                  Posted: December 16, 2009, 1:03 am - IP Logged

                  I only tip the country girls who refer to me with terms of endearment like honey, babe, dollface, sweetie and ticklebritches.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: December 16, 2009, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                    I do tip,cause I enjoy the winning, and

                    most of the time I play in the same stores,

                    and plus it makes me feel "great".

                     

                     

                     

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                    ............folks has anyone of you met a "winner" that did'nt play...

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                      No, I don't tip and I never had a clerk expect a tip.  Also, I haven't really won that much. I'm lucky if I break even on most days.

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

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                        Posted: December 16, 2009, 1:19 am - IP Logged

                        Looks like we've got a lot of "Canucks" here.

                        Q. What's the difference between a canoe and a Canuck?

                        A. A canoe tips.

                        - Vegas joke

                        Granted, store clerks aren't working for tips, casino dealers are, but still, having been in the business it's unvcomfortable being a "stiff". also, just as an FYI, if dealers relied only on winners to tip they'd starve. Granted, lottery is a lot different.

                        Sometimes when the jackpot is pumped up I play a duplicate ticket for the clerks so I'll have somoene else rooting for the same numbers to come in. You never know.

                        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                        Lep

                        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                          When I lived in New Jersey, I used to play the trotters and pacers at the Meadowlands. I was part of a group of guys that got so called "inside information" via the backside. When the word went out that a particular horse was"live" the info came via 1 particular teller who took the bets. When the hot horse won (which was about 60% of the time) we all cashed with the same teller and left a $20 tip. This insured that we stayed in the loop and continued to get good info. As for the lotto, I bet all over town and when I hit I cash all over town. No loyalties hence no tips.

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                            Posted: December 16, 2009, 4:08 am - IP Logged

                            Do you tip when you win? 

                            Who do you tip?  How much? 

                            Why do you tip?  Which games?

                            Anytime or just during the holidays?

                            Thanks for your advice and comments! Coffee

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            There are those oh so rare occasions when you connect with a clerk on a personal level, and you're not just another transaction. If that clerk sold me a winner I'd go back and reward them. Otherwise no. And tipping just for cashing my winning ticket? No way.

                            "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                                I do business consistently with the small town folk, and I make every effort to treat them consistently well, at the very least with kindness and respect (unless given reason to do otherwise).  To do so also stands to reason logically, I think, because chances are good I'll be going back there again.

                                 Which?  With a significant win on any game, 9 times out of 10, I do give the clerk a gift, and how much and how I do that depends on the clerk and circumstance.  And it is definitely a gift, never a tip. A tip implies a reward for service and, technically, I could get a winning ticket from an automated machine.

                                 How much?  Depends entirely on the situation but I don't have a set amount, limit, maximum, minimum - it's typically spontaneous.

                                 Why?  A few reasons including:  The laws of luck that affect me do not only involve me.  Money often brings money, and sharing the wealth furthers this premise.    The person behind the counter is standing on concrete for a lot of hours putting up with a little bit of cream mixed with a significant amount of the crap of society.  They are making a minimal amount of money while they go to school, add extra income for the family, or actually try to make a living on minimum wage or less.  Of all the jobs in the US, it is in this job that you are most likely to have a gun put in your face for $50 or less.  And while they sign on to do the job, no where in the job description does it say be prepared to have people wipe their feet on you.   It is a simple moment in time, but the face of a clerk on being given a 20 dollar bill for selling a winning ticket, when they've rarely even received an acknowledgement, makes winning even better for me.

                                  When?   Absolutely depends on the situation but time of year has little to do with it.

                                  I have had lots of personal experiences and have a bunch of stories to go with them, but the truth is, it's my win, my choice, and it makes me feel good.   J  Type