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Posted: July 3, 2011, 9:00 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

thats cool,but i had a small win when i was down in lantana once and the cashier at starvin marvins had the nerve to ask for a tip so i gave her $2 and said"sterling halo in the 7th at hialeah" and walked out w/out explaining.

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    Posted: July 3, 2011, 9:14 pm - 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

    i didnt say you have to tip. i've been on both sides of the terminal so i dont  have any preference. everything is a business with service. if they bring you food , service ( business) ,  they cut your hair , service ( business) , atm macines, service fee ( business).  Store OWNER gets 5% on sales, no credit when cashing tixs (PA). players win back 2% ( wish i was that lucky) no one forces them to play. to me good karma is either you can hangout with the a-hole who always belittle your ideas or you can hang with people who say GO for it. besides if i didnt felt comfortable buying tickets from a certain establishment, they get none of my business. "sometimes" sharing small happiness goes a long way.

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      Posted: July 3, 2011, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

      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.

      wooddrive, from 5th & OLNEY,whats the weather like? just had to sign on 3 times in last 10 min. cause power keeps going out.i think publix is a smaller type of store than acme, but w/ more locs. does acme sell lottery?

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        Posted: July 3, 2011, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

        i didnt say you have to tip. i've been on both sides of the terminal so i dont  have any preference. everything is a business with service. if they bring you food , service ( business) ,  they cut your hair , service ( business) , atm macines, service fee ( business).  Store OWNER gets 5% on sales, no credit when cashing tixs (PA). players win back 2% ( wish i was that lucky) no one forces them to play. to me good karma is either you can hangout with the a-hole who always belittle your ideas or you can hang with people who say GO for it. besides if i didnt felt comfortable buying tickets from a certain establishment, they get none of my business. "sometimes" sharing small happiness goes a long way.

        also i think they used to have some in cinnaminson and delran.along rt 130.

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          Posted: July 3, 2011, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

          Good things happen to people who think of others! Helping others is what keep's america turning,someone might keep their electric on or feed children,or buy medicine! I dont have no trouble tipping on my winnings!

          Good Luck to those who tip on their winnings!!!!

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            Posted: July 4, 2011, 9:05 am - IP Logged

            I have not heard of this practice.

            Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

            In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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              Posted: July 4, 2011, 10:14 am - IP Logged

              Good things happen to people who think of others! Helping others is what keep's america turning,someone might keep their electric on or feed children,or buy medicine! I dont have no trouble tipping on my winnings!

              Good Luck to those who tip on their winnings!!!!

              Well said!

              Plus, tipping makes me feel good!! Smiley

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                Posted: July 4, 2011, 10:32 am - IP Logged

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

                LOL....ROFLROFLROFL

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                  Posted: July 5, 2011, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                  sorry haymaker, i'm from the philly burbs. yes, acme does sell lottery tickets. actually i think all grocery stores sell lottery if i'm not mistaken. Acme, Giant, Superfresh,Genaurdis,Wegmans, etc...?

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                    Posted: July 5, 2011, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                    The store prohibit cashiers from getting tips because they can't get a piece of the slice. Usually I tip them by paying for my tickets with extra and say "keep the change" it's for you. Then it's up to the cashier to take that out from the register later on the day or let their boss have it.

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                      Posted: July 5, 2011, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

                      sorry haymaker, i'm from the philly burbs. yes, acme does sell lottery tickets. actually i think all grocery stores sell lottery if i'm not mistaken. Acme, Giant, Superfresh,Genaurdis,Wegmans, etc...?

                      down here the only one i could say for sure is shop rite they have 2 terminals, and a vending machine for scratchers.the others we don't have in fact when genaurdis opened it forced the superfresh to close

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                        Posted: July 5, 2011, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

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

                        ROFL

                         

                        Green laugh

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                          Posted: July 5, 2011, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                          I have not heard of this practice.

                          You don't have to practice.

                          It's pretty easy.

                          Just say "Here" and hand them some money.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            Posted: July 5, 2011, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                            If the clerk'et has big boobs tiggs tips with a smile..

                                                                                      Pure luck

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                              Posted: July 5, 2011, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                              If the clerk'et has big boobs tiggs tips with a smile..

                              now theres something i'd like to "practice"

                              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.