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

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lotto lynn's avatar - Yavill
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Posted: October 24, 2013, 1:54 am - IP Logged

Yes I will tip the store clerk, depending on how much I won, also if the store clerk is nice, I Agree!

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    Posted: October 24, 2013, 1:59 am - IP Logged

    Yes, indeed!!!!

    Share your blessing!!!

    Sometimes, I even tip 50%.

    Just win Baby!!!

    If you're not winning, you must be playin'!!!

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      Posted: October 24, 2013, 2:05 am - IP Logged

      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.

      How about the ones who say: How much is it? I get so sick of that, like I'm some kind of idiot who is going to pass

      over a $1,000 winner at a Turkey Hill. I'm smart, I wish they'd get some smarts...or at least remember who they have

      to ask: How much is it? while turning more than a few heads and who they don't have to ask. The way they drop money

      at those places, you're lucky if they have $10 to pay out. I'll buy at those places but cash at a store or supermarket.

      The 'Play here, we pay here' signs...1/2 of those stores are a joke. They should replace it with 'Play here but how dare

      you think: we pay here.

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        Posted: October 24, 2013, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

        Sounds like you've had good really good wins...I haven't had those kinds of wins...if I did maybe I might change my mind.

        Anyway...the clerk I was talking about earlier...when I bought my tickets from her last night I asked her how much did the person win who gave her the $100 & she told me he won $5000

        ...it's the same person who buys anywhere from $500 to $2000 p3 numbers every Monday for the week...oh yes and the Mgr. told me that last week he did spend $2000 for that week & did not win a dime the whole week...he said he puts a lot on each number he plays so when he does hit he hits really big.

        It does take the clerk a long time to run all of his tickets & if anyone else comes in at that time to play the lottery they can just forget it so maybe he tips her because she works so hard running all of those tickets for him...Big Grin Angel...even though it is her "job"!

        This person left a reciept laying on the counter one time which the computer prints out & the mgr. gave it to me & I couldn't believe anyone played that much...it was quite awhile back & was well over $600...I posted the picture of it on the NC thread...since then I've learned that people with lots of money do play that much but even if I had it I don't think I would....he gets big wins so just plays big!

        I've never met him but hope to pick his brain if I ever do...see what makes him tick!Big Grin Angel

        I don't play like that all the time. I used to get a book every two weeks named Lotto Stats , they would list the longest numbers and pairs  . they would list them how many days they were out . I then would look at a list to see when was a number I like came out Then I would press the number sometimes 20 on a number . I did make a lot of money in Ny , but not her in Nc . Nc numbers sk. I can't get a handle on them , they are all over the place.

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          Posted: October 24, 2013, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

          Yes, indeed!!!!

          Share your blessing!!!

          Sometimes, I even tip 50%.

          At my favorite restraunt I always tip 50% as I sit at the counter, to me its entertainment and they know what I want just seeing my face, they know my car and my drink is waiting for me when I come in and sit down.  And I like most of them.......  haha.  Servers are undepaid and most patrons are skin flints when it comes to tipping....

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            Posted: October 24, 2013, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

            Yes I will tip the store clerk, depending on how much I won, also if the store clerk is nice, I Agree!

            I tip also and you know what....give and you shall recieve....i find it always comes back to you...plus I have made someone else's day and not at my expense. 

            Another poster was talking about the store receiving money on a big hit...thats true and that money actually comes out of your winnings...

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              Posted: October 25, 2013, 6:28 am - IP Logged

              Vergie6, I pretty much agree with "LottoMetro". They are not in the service industry as he said, plus they are getting paid to stand there and sell lottery,number tickets,etc.. Sad Cheers

              Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                Posted: October 25, 2013, 10:55 am - IP Logged

                I tip also and you know what....give and you shall recieve....i find it always comes back to you...plus I have made someone else's day and not at my expense. 

                Another poster was talking about the store receiving money on a big hit...thats true and that money actually comes out of your winnings...

                Like dr65 said there are many ways to give beside tipping the clerk in a store....she covered it really well in her post.

                Here's her post in case you didn't see it...it hits the nail on the head as far as I'm concerned.

                http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/267432/3308699

                Give & you shall receive covers a lot of other ways to give.

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                  Posted: October 25, 2013, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                  Vergie6, I pretty much agree with "LottoMetro". They are not in the service industry as he said, plus they are getting paid to stand there and sell lottery,number tickets,etc.. Sad Cheers

                  Yes they are & sell anything else the store has to sell & I see this as no different from selling me a bag of popcorn or a carton of milk etc.

                  I wouldn't dream of tipping a clerk after I bought a cart full of groceries or in a dept. store where I bought a dress etc...don't see any difference but to each his own...those that want to go for it...I just don't see it myself.

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                    Posted: October 25, 2013, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                    Vergie6, not to say I wouldn't help the Red Cross, or a truly homeless person down and out if I had a big hit. But regarding your point on a daily number, a scratch off, I don't think so.Smash

                    Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile

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                      Posted: October 25, 2013, 11:31 am - IP Logged

                      Vergie6, not to say I wouldn't help the Red Cross, or a truly homeless person down and out if I had a big hit. But regarding your point on a daily number, a scratch off, I don't think so.Smash

                      Yes I understood what you meant!...that's the way a lot of others feel too.

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                        I'd like to know how others feel about this.  I was in a store the other day & the clerk told me someone gave her $100 of a win they got...she didn't say how much they won & I didn't ask but here's my feeling about it. She said she had gotten "tips" before also.  I told her I thought she could buy her own tickets like I have to do.

                        I don't think I should give them anything because they could buy their own scratch cards or p3 tickets or whatever.  They did not help me get the win...all they did was sell me the scratch card or ticket.  That's part of their job.

                        So, how do you all feel about it?

                        We should be able to play all lottery games online, so we do not have to deal with lottery retailers. I will never tip a store clerk that sold me a winning lottery ticket. I respect anybody decision who wants to tip.

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                          Posted: October 25, 2013, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

                          I'd like to know how others feel about this.  I was in a store the other day & the clerk told me someone gave her $100 of a win they got...she didn't say how much they won & I didn't ask but here's my feeling about it. She said she had gotten "tips" before also.  I told her I thought she could buy her own tickets like I have to do.

                          I don't think I should give them anything because they could buy their own scratch cards or p3 tickets or whatever.  They did not help me get the win...all they did was sell me the scratch card or ticket.  That's part of their job.

                          So, how do you all feel about it?

                          I suppose it depends on the clerk.

                          Once I give a clerk a tip. 

                          I knew it was the wrong choice IMMEDIATELY.  Was the wrong clerk too.

                          This clerk who said she got a tip, could have also been lying.  A "good" sales clerk usually has a nice reportoire of quick lies, to try to suade you.

                          Generally I dont tip.  Unless I get some extra service, such as, they let me in the store when its closed to other people, or they let my call in my bets over the phone.  In those situations I am more prone to tip.

                          But generally most clerks piss me off, and the only tip a clerk will be getting from me is the steel toe of my boot up their ass.Chair


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                            Posted: October 25, 2013, 11:19 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 actually prefer the self service machines now.  I just want to avoid the clerks as much as possible.  I guess I just have been looking at their ugly mugs for so long.  (and i suppose vice versa).

                            I just have to make sure all my money is in order, as the self serve machines dont give change.  But they quietly "suggest" for you to put in a 100 dollar bill.

                            I mean what kind of mad better is going to drop a 100 into one of those? 

                            I went to the store today to use one of those machines.

                            The clerk locked the door again so I had to go to the stupid window again and look at his ugly mug.

                            He is gonna get the steel toe tip.Jester Laugh

                            P.S.

                            The other day some scratchhead was scratching away on on of the self service machine, frantic, and frenetic, and furiosly getting latex all over the machine.  That kinda pissed me off.  If that stuff get in the machine it can cause errors.

                            Scratchheads.Disapprove

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                              Posted: October 26, 2013, 1:53 am - IP Logged

                              I told the clerk at the liquor store where I like to buy most of my tickets about this thread.

                              "I hope that catches on!" she said.

                              You think politics and religion make for some intense and heated discussions in forums? Check out some of the ones about tipping.  I was once savaged for wishing wait staff got paid a decent wage and then I wouldn't have to feel obligated to tip a certain percentage...even if the price of a meal went up 15%.  I caught it from both sides; from the ones who thought restaurants charged more than enough and from wait staff who thought 15% wasn't nearly enough of a tip.