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100 Most Stupid things Ever Said Or Done By A Lottery Clerk!!

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Posted: August 30, 2012, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

Im not too for sure but I dont think they can make u buy anything to get paid out...I think since they are a licenseed retailer they have to obide by the lottery parameters which is anything $500 and under can b cashed in at a licensed retailer..check with your state lottery commission on that..they might or might not lose their license...Let me know what happens on that one.


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    Posted: August 30, 2012, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

    A few weeks after I won $10,000 on PB, I bought a Supercash.

    She said you aren't going to win, you won already.

    I won $500 on that supercash. I tipped her $50 anyway.

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    Stopped at a gas station for a lottery ticket and he said. Stick em up this is a hold up. And then he laughed.

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    One clerk asked for a 7% tip if I won.

    I won $5 and tipped him $0.35 :-)

    Very generous tip mark! ($50 on a $500 Supercash).

    Would that translate to her getting a 10% tip on multi-million dollar win.  What?

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      Posted: August 30, 2012, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

      Im not too for sure but I dont think they can make u buy anything to get paid out...I think since they are a licenseed retailer they have to obide by the lottery parameters which is anything $500 and under can b cashed in at a licensed retailer..check with your state lottery commission on that..they might or might not lose their license...Let me know what happens on that one.

      Anything $600 or less can be paid by ANY lottery retailer. You don't have to cash it where you bought it. You don't have to buy anything. That's just the clerk giving you BS

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        Posted: August 31, 2012, 6:54 am - IP Logged

        Anything $600 or less can be paid by ANY lottery retailer. You don't have to cash it where you bought it. You don't have to buy anything. That's just the clerk giving you BS

        How about having a little fun with these crooked clerks?   Naughty

         

        After inquiring about their ticket cashing policies, flash an official looking badge. Then politely inform them that you are with the State Lottery

        Commission, and you will be reporting your findings back to the State Attorneys Office.

         

        As you leaving the surprised and panicked clerk, make sure you are grinning with delight and say, thanks for making my quota today!    Big Smile

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          Posted: August 31, 2012, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

          To be honest I don't even understand how store owners don't have cash to cash in at least $250. We always cash in ppl and have enough. Unless its a couple $500 tickets like at least 3 we tell them to come in the evening and we go get the money. All these other places open up so many scratch books, more then they can sell and every wednesday you have to pay the company for the books you opened a couple weeks ago.

          When I had a $250, I went to other stores curious to see if they would cash in. Me and my friend went and my friend had his ID on him, and the clerks came up with the most ridiculous excuses
          1. The machine isn't working (clearly its working because the checking thing is working, you can't fool me)
          2. The machine closes after 7:30 pm and you have to come in the morning to cash it in. BS
          3. We don't have the money-2 stores said that
          4. You need to be 21 to play the lotto

          Finally the 6th store cashed it in. If your gonna make excuses, at least try to make them legit, you can't fool a person who's owned a store for 11 years

          Knew a deli owner awhile ago that borrowed from lotto money to pay distributors. Payed it back at the end of the month. Not sure if you can still do this.

          Almost all the clerks down south have been nice and call me "hun", when i walk in. Not sure if it's the deodorant or they expect a cut if i win.

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            Posted: August 31, 2012, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

            Knew a deli owner awhile ago that borrowed from lotto money to pay distributors. Payed it back at the end of the month. Not sure if you can still do this.

            Almost all the clerks down south have been nice and call me "hun", when i walk in. Not sure if it's the deodorant or they expect a cut if i win.

            That would be like the lottery giving him a interest free short term loan.

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              Posted: September 1, 2012, 3:42 am - IP Logged

              That would be like the lottery giving him a interest free short term loan.

              I suppose as long as he gets the money back in the till, and the books balance with the state, no harm done.

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                Posted: September 2, 2012, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                I am a clerk.  No it is not customary to tip.
                Frankly I did dislike the practice.  What percentage do they pay of your loss? None. 
                I honestly don't see why they need a tip.

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                  Posted: September 2, 2012, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                  Suggested selling is a requirement of most clerk jobs. At my work they will suspend you for 3 days for not doing it.
                  He probably was using it as a joking manner.  A lot of my customers who are regulars get annoyed by it.  We try different ways to follow the rules and not tick people off.

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                    Posted: September 2, 2012, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                    How about having a little fun with these crooked clerks?   Naughty

                     

                    After inquiring about their ticket cashing policies, flash an official looking badge. Then politely inform them that you are with the State Lottery

                    Commission, and you will be reporting your findings back to the State Attorneys Office.

                     

                    As you leaving the surprised and panicked clerk, make sure you are grinning with delight and say, thanks for making my quota today!    Big Smile

                    Unbelievable.   
                    Please call the lottery commission ASAP. 
                    Perhaps if you would take some time to educate yourself, you can take a break from calling clerks liars, thieves and
                    embezzlers.


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                      Posted: September 2, 2012, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

                      Unbelievable.   
                      Please call the lottery commission ASAP. 
                      Perhaps if you would take some time to educate yourself, you can take a break from calling clerks liars, thieves and
                      embezzlers.

                      Good day, imagine. Hope your doing well.  See Ya!

                       

                      The comments I made were concerning one clerk in particular, that was referenced from a poster who claimed  he was charging his customers 10%

                      of their winnings, to cash their tickets in. He actually gave the store location with specific directions.

                       

                      This was by no means meant to be a  reflection on the vast majority of the honest, good intentioned clerks, throughout this great land.

                       

                      I have met some wonderful, considerate and very helpful clerks. From the onset of this thread, I encouraged members to share stories regarding

                      their disappointments, as well as the warm and fuzzy moments.

                       

                      Sorry if I offended you!  Disapprove

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                        Posted: September 2, 2012, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                        "Want fries with that?" as clerk handed over my ticket. Dud! lol


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                          Posted: September 3, 2012, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

                          "Want fries with that?" as clerk handed over my ticket. Dud! lol

                          I think that was a very friendly and courteous suggestion made by the helpful clerk. I would have taken the fries.