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Posted: March 4, 2014, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

I don't know if there is a topic on this already, I'm too lazy to look but anyways is there a rule on tipping the person who sold you a winning ticket? I went I cash in a winner tonight and the clerk made some comments like he expected me to give him a piece. I tip all the time at casinos and card rooms but I've never tipped for lotto wins. Am I wrong?

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    Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

    I don't know if there is a topic on this already, I'm too lazy to look but anyways is there a rule on tipping the person who sold you a winning ticket? I went I cash in a winner tonight and the clerk made some comments like he expected me to give him a piece. I tip all the time at casinos and card rooms but I've never tipped for lotto wins. Am I wrong?

    Usually 15 to 20%.

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      Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

      I don't know if there is a topic on this already, I'm too lazy to look but anyways is there a rule on tipping the person who sold you a winning ticket? I went I cash in a winner tonight and the clerk made some comments like he expected me to give him a piece. I tip all the time at casinos and card rooms but I've never tipped for lotto wins. Am I wrong?

      I would not tip any lotto clerk any thing.-weshar75

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        Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

        I don't know if there is a topic on this already, I'm too lazy to look but anyways is there a rule on tipping the person who sold you a winning ticket? I went I cash in a winner tonight and the clerk made some comments like he expected me to give him a piece. I tip all the time at casinos and card rooms but I've never tipped for lotto wins. Am I wrong?

        0 to 0.00%

        They are lucky I dont tip over the cheesy poofs.

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          Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

          I would not tip any lotto clerk any thing.-weshar75

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          I Agree! The clerk deserves Zero , Nadda , Zilch  and Bumpkis !!

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            Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

            Naw!

            That money's gone fo ever


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              Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

              Naw!

              Boy this place is full of cheapskates!Jester Laugh

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                Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                Depends on the jackpot. If I ever won anything significant, I'll give the clerk a cut.

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                  Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                  I tipped my clerk $5 or $10 on my last $80.00 win. The folks in there are really hard working and on a small win I'll tell them lunch is on me if i hit.

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                    Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                    The store gets a percentage for every ticket sold. Plus a bonus for each winner. Anything less than 1k, no. Above that, maybe.

                    But then again, the clerk doesn't tip me when he or she wins.

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                      Posted: March 4, 2014, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                      Depends on the jackpot. If I ever won anything significant, I'll give the clerk a cut.

                      I will give the clerk a cut too.  With my shank!!!

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                        Posted: March 5, 2014, 7:04 am - IP Logged

                        I don't know if there is a topic on this already, I'm too lazy to look but anyways is there a rule on tipping the person who sold you a winning ticket? I went I cash in a winner tonight and the clerk made some comments like he expected me to give him a piece. I tip all the time at casinos and card rooms but I've never tipped for lotto wins. Am I wrong?

                        I would tip in certain scenerios. 

                        1- I would have to win a significant amount. I really dont see myself tipping somebody for a $100 win.

                        2- Did the clerk give me an extra ticket by mistake and that ticket won? Then yes I would tip if it was a couple of hundred.

                        3- Is the clerk a regular person I get tickets from? If yes then yeah I would give a tip.

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                          Posted: March 5, 2014, 7:05 am - IP Logged

                          I tipped my clerk $5 or $10 on my last $80.00 win. The folks in there are really hard working and on a small win I'll tell them lunch is on me if i hit.

                          You don't remember if it was $5 or $10?

                          I almost always buy my lottery tickets at a liquor store close to my house; in Texas, pkg. stores have to be owned by a resident of the county where they're located and if I did win the JP, I'd want the bonus to go to someone who lives here and not go to some corporation headquartered in another state or town.  If I won, I'd buy the clerks pizzas and have them delivered but I'm not going to tip them.


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                            Posted: March 5, 2014, 7:24 am - IP Logged

                            The store gets a percentage for every ticket sold. Plus a bonus for each winner. Anything less than 1k, no. Above that, maybe.

                            But then again, the clerk doesn't tip me when he or she wins.

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                              Posted: March 5, 2014, 8:23 am - IP Logged

                              I would tip in certain scenerios. 

                              1- I would have to win a significant amount. I really dont see myself tipping somebody for a $100 win.

                              2- Did the clerk give me an extra ticket by mistake and that ticket won? Then yes I would tip if it was a couple of hundred.

                              3- Is the clerk a regular person I get tickets from? If yes then yeah I would give a tip.

                              Sounds reasonable, if the clerk is rude, they can forget a tip and my business.

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