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Posted: July 2, 2011, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

what is the most or no tip given to clerk because they punched in your numbers or good karma, gave a winning QP, etc...

most I gave was $40 on a Pick4 number I hit for $5400. not even 1% but $40 for punching my numbers = good dinner.

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    Posted: July 2, 2011, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

    what is the most or no tip given to clerk because they punched in your numbers or good karma, gave a winning QP, etc...

    most I gave was $40 on a Pick4 number I hit for $5400. not even 1% but $40 for punching my numbers = good dinner.

    don't have a fixed # or %,depends on how that cashier has treated me in the past.

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      Posted: July 3, 2011, 12:12 am - IP Logged

      Be careful your clerk may lost her job because you give her a tip. It may be against the company policy to accept a tip from customers.


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        Posted: July 3, 2011, 12:46 am - IP Logged

        Some places I've been told "I'm not allowed to accept that" but sometimes the person may simply not know if they're allowed or have never been offered perhaps. Instead of tipping I now ask for a QP on the daily3 and ask them to give me it again whatever the QP was, pay then hand them the double and tell them "that's for you" which has never been a problem.


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          Posted: July 3, 2011, 2:15 am - IP Logged

          what is the most or no tip given to clerk because they punched in your numbers or good karma, gave a winning QP, etc...

          most I gave was $40 on a Pick4 number I hit for $5400. not even 1% but $40 for punching my numbers = good dinner.

          How do I know for a fact that you're not a manager from Publix supermarket in Florida, in the Pelican landing Plaza who's spying on me to find out whether I truly gave a customer service rep 50 bucks for picking out the correct STRAIGHT p-3 number for me about 11 years ago?...... HUH?......... How do I know this?...ROFL

          I just moved to Florida and a few months later I decided to play all or most of the area codes. As the observant cashier in front of me fanned through the tickets, she noticed the type of numbers I was playing which was about 6 or 7 of the local area codes. She quickly informed me that I forgot one. It was 949, and  happened to be a straight winning number that night. 500 bucks BABY ! The next day I saw her again and told her what happened. I offered her 50 bucks but she was afraid to take it. Understanding why she felt that way, I crumbled it up into the smallest ball I could, and inconspicously handed it to her. I had to, I couldn't live with myself If I didn't do it.

          She was so greatful, it was worth every second just to see the joy on her face....

          If I was truly thankful, I would've given her half. Oh the tough calls we have to make......

          Think about it. Even though it was my idea about the area codes, it was her single area code that enabled me to win.

          What would you do?.....Eek

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            Posted: July 3, 2011, 5:51 am - IP Logged

            How do I know for a fact that you're not a manager from Publix supermarket in Florida, in the Pelican landing Plaza who's spying on me to find out whether I truly gave a customer service rep 50 bucks for picking out the correct STRAIGHT p-3 number for me about 11 years ago?...... HUH?......... How do I know this?...ROFL

            I just moved to Florida and a few months later I decided to play all or most of the area codes. As the observant cashier in front of me fanned through the tickets, she noticed the type of numbers I was playing which was about 6 or 7 of the local area codes. She quickly informed me that I forgot one. It was 949, and  happened to be a straight winning number that night. 500 bucks BABY ! The next day I saw her again and told her what happened. I offered her 50 bucks but she was afraid to take it. Understanding why she felt that way, I crumbled it up into the smallest ball I could, and inconspicously handed it to her. I had to, I couldn't live with myself If I didn't do it.

            She was so greatful, it was worth every second just to see the joy on her face....

            If I was truly thankful, I would've given her half. Oh the tough calls we have to make......

            Think about it. Even though it was my idea about the area codes, it was her single area code that enabled me to win.

            What would you do?.....Eek

            LOL, I wouldnt know a Publix if I was shopping in one. I'm from the Philly area and we have  ACMEs. anyway great story, I love reading about the little twists and inklings that make or break us in life. the "What Ifs" are truly what gives us hope and persistence in being "at the right place at the right time". good job with the $50, very gracious of you.

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              Posted: July 3, 2011, 7:58 am - IP Logged

              It's the thought that counts, so what ever you give i'm sure would be appreaciated....

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                Posted: July 3, 2011, 9:00 am - IP Logged

                what is the most or no tip given to clerk because they punched in your numbers or good karma, gave a winning QP, etc...

                most I gave was $40 on a Pick4 number I hit for $5400. not even 1% but $40 for punching my numbers = good dinner.

                Tip him for What: Being Incompetant? What?

                9 times out of 10 he pushes the wrong buttons on the Lottery Terminal! Thud

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                  Posted: July 3, 2011, 10:08 am - IP Logged

                  Selling lottery tickets is a business not a service, stores get 5-6% of sales as their commission and additional credit when they cash winning tickets.  The average lottery player wins back about 2% of what he spends so why should he pay the clerks for good karma out of his winnings?  Thud

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: July 3, 2011, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                    Never Tip anyone named Patel, They have already tipped themselves.

                    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

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                      Posted: July 3, 2011, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                      Tip him for What: Being Incompetant? What?

                      9 times out of 10 he pushes the wrong buttons on the Lottery Terminal! Thud

                      yea, and then i have to buy the mistakes cause i would never turn them down.

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                        Posted: July 3, 2011, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                        I would only tip if I won enough to get me out of the hole.  I've been playing since 93, so that would be 10K or more.  Then I'd only tip if I bought the ticket from someone I see a lot and like.

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                          Posted: July 3, 2011, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                          How do I know for a fact that you're not a manager from Publix supermarket in Florida, in the Pelican landing Plaza who's spying on me to find out whether I truly gave a customer service rep 50 bucks for picking out the correct STRAIGHT p-3 number for me about 11 years ago?...... HUH?......... How do I know this?...ROFL

                          I just moved to Florida and a few months later I decided to play all or most of the area codes. As the observant cashier in front of me fanned through the tickets, she noticed the type of numbers I was playing which was about 6 or 7 of the local area codes. She quickly informed me that I forgot one. It was 949, and  happened to be a straight winning number that night. 500 bucks BABY ! The next day I saw her again and told her what happened. I offered her 50 bucks but she was afraid to take it. Understanding why she felt that way, I crumbled it up into the smallest ball I could, and inconspicously handed it to her. I had to, I couldn't live with myself If I didn't do it.

                          She was so greatful, it was worth every second just to see the joy on her face....

                          If I was truly thankful, I would've given her half. Oh the tough calls we have to make......

                          Think about it. Even though it was my idea about the area codes, it was her single area code that enabled me to win.

                          What would you do?.....Eek

                          ooo joker you should just asked her out . knowing that you love to mingle around like the playboy master hahahah

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                            Posted: July 3, 2011, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                            what is the most or no tip given to clerk because they punched in your numbers or good karma, gave a winning QP, etc...

                            most I gave was $40 on a Pick4 number I hit for $5400. not even 1% but $40 for punching my numbers = good dinner.

                            Wooddrive,

                            The $40 was very decent of you, class act.

                            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: July 3, 2011, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                              Buy the clerk a bunch of tickets and if he hits and don't give you a tip you know what to do next time...!!!...

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