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Should you tip the clerk who sold you a winning ticket?

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Posted: October 22, 2013, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

at the store me and my friends hang we tip the clerk if we hit 250 or more $10 to $20 each person.

its just something we do like on night one of us hie 1790 he gave everyone $15 it was 6of us, then another time i hit 250 i gave everyone $10 it was 5 of us . its just something we do because the clerk is like on of are friends.

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    Posted: October 22, 2013, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

    While it is nice that many here would tip the clerk if they won but have you ever thought about someone who has religiously wagered a large amount of money at their favorite store and never won anything? do you think the store owner should give him/her anything for trying?

    ** Some people fulfill their dreams by receiving entitlements from the Government while others wake up and work hard for it! **

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      Posted: October 22, 2013, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

      those who give shall recieve in return u will be blessed

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        Posted: October 22, 2013, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

        There is no right or wrong answer here. Clerks are no different than card dealers at a casino. They dont provide you with any extra odds but they are providing you a service. I hate the self service lottery stations so i appreciate the clerks. Tipping comes from the heart!

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          Posted: October 22, 2013, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

          at the store me and my friends hang we tip the clerk if we hit 250 or more $10 to $20 each person.

          its just something we do like on night one of us hie 1790 he gave everyone $15 it was 6of us, then another time i hit 250 i gave everyone $10 it was 5 of us . its just something we do because the clerk is like on of are friends.

          When it comes to lotteries and the numbers I play, I don't hang with anyone.  I don't want anyone mistakenly expecting a share of anything I win.  I don't go for the gang mentality when it comes to my money.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: October 22, 2013, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

            There is no right or wrong answer here. Clerks are no different than card dealers at a casino. They dont provide you with any extra odds but they are providing you a service. I hate the self service lottery stations so i appreciate the clerks. Tipping comes from the heart!

            I agree there's no wrong answer, people can choose what they want to do, based on their feelings and relationship with the clerk.

            But I would not.

            And store clerks are not the same as dealers in a casino or waiters at a restaurant. They are not "tipped employees" with a low minimum wage (or less) pay with the expectation of tips. They are a cashier. They get paid to be a cashier and watch the store. That's it. Tips should not be expected.

            Using the casino analogy, yes, you may tip the dealer if you win a big pot or prize. But when you cash in your chips, do you tip the cashier? No.

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              Posted: October 22, 2013, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

              While it is nice that many here would tip the clerk if they won but have you ever thought about someone who has religiously wagered a large amount of money at their favorite store and never won anything? do you think the store owner should give him/her anything for trying?

              Your favorite store does not make very much money if you do not win anything. The commision is about 5%, so a nickel on an MM ticket and a dime on a PB ticket. If you pay by debit card, they make even less because they have to pay discount and transaction fees to their card processor.

              Bottom line is they make a lot more on snacks and beverages than on selling tickets to people who never won anything.

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                Posted: October 22, 2013, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                I sometimes tip them without winning. I say please when I ask for a ticket, I say thank you when I get my tickets, and I give them a buck or 2 every so often. They deserve better. And I try and know them by name and mention their name. I respect GOOD working people.

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                  Posted: October 23, 2013, 1:48 am - IP Logged

                  I agree there's no wrong answer, people can choose what they want to do, based on their feelings and relationship with the clerk.

                  But I would not.

                  And store clerks are not the same as dealers in a casino or waiters at a restaurant. They are not "tipped employees" with a low minimum wage (or less) pay with the expectation of tips. They are a cashier. They get paid to be a cashier and watch the store. That's it. Tips should not be expected.

                  Using the casino analogy, yes, you may tip the dealer if you win a big pot or prize. But when you cash in your chips, do you tip the cashier? No.

                   I Agree!  totally.

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                    Posted: October 23, 2013, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                    Thanks everybody for all of the responses...very interesting!

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                      Posted: October 23, 2013, 9:11 am - IP Logged

                      those who give shall recieve in return u will be blessed

                      I agree with this statement but I'd rather give to the person on the street who looks hungry, cold, worn out or down and out.

                      The clerk has a job. It is their job to sell tickets just like it is to stock shelves and sell/ring up/package other items.

                      The down and out on the street needs the basics, the clerk probably has the basics plus a whole lot more...car/house/apartment/

                      tv/food/warmth/hope..and a paycheck the next week.

                      If I give to anyone, I'd like it to be someone who I feel needs a basic to make it through the current day.

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                        Posted: October 23, 2013, 9:22 am - IP Logged

                        I agree with this statement but I'd rather give to the person on the street who looks hungry, cold, worn out or down and out.

                        The clerk has a job. It is their job to sell tickets just like it is to stock shelves and sell/ring up/package other items.

                        The down and out on the street needs the basics, the clerk probably has the basics plus a whole lot more...car/house/apartment/

                        tv/food/warmth/hope..and a paycheck the next week.

                        If I give to anyone, I'd like it to be someone who I feel needs a basic to make it through the current day.

                        That is exactly how I feel...you expressed it very good dr65!

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                          Posted: October 23, 2013, 9:45 am - IP Logged

                          I don't cash mine at that store I was speaking about either because when I tried to one or 2 times I was told they didn't have the money...they don't mind selling me the tickets or scratch cards but never have the money to cash them with.

                          BUT this one clerk who said she got the $100 tip always ask me every time I go in did I get the p3 or p4 number that just hit...& for those who know I buy some at some Sheetz stores...it's not any of those stores I'm referring to at all.  They always cash them & so do the "chain" grocery stores.

                          It was the same way when the Sweepstakes places were open here which are now closed in this county again...they had a sign up saying "tips accepted"...I never gave one a tip but once & only because she kept bugging me about it...again she did nothing at all to help me get that win but take my money for me to play there & I lost more than I won anyway.

                            I don't think I'm selfish either...it's not like going to a restaurant which I can see tipping them but not a person who only sells you a ticket or takes your money for you to play a computer game.

                          never   never  go  to   a store where  you  brought  your  tickets,   go  to   a  food  store,  such  as  bi-lo   food  loin,  harristeeter, any  big  chain  store,  they  will alway   have    money  for you,

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                            Posted: October 23, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                            never   never  go  to   a store where  you  brought  your  tickets,   go  to   a  food  store,  such  as  bi-lo   food  loin,  harristeeter, any  big  chain  store,  they  will alway   have    money  for you,

                            I agree.   I always take anything over $40 to Wegmans.   They always have the cash and the clerks are very discreet.   When I take a smaller win to a 7-11 type store the clerk will usually say loudly when I hand her the ticket, it's not a big win is it?  Gee...thanks for telling any potential thiefs that I have cash available for robbing in the parking lot.

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                              I agree.   I always take anything over $40 to Wegmans.   They always have the cash and the clerks are very discreet.   When I take a smaller win to a 7-11 type store the clerk will usually say loudly when I hand her the ticket, it's not a big win is it?  Gee...thanks for telling any potential thiefs that I have cash available for robbing in the parking lot.

                              I wouldn't got back there if I were you...that clerk sounds rude!...when you get a win over $100 here at least I think it's over that some music will play on the machine & one store I go to has it cut down so it will not attract attention.