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Posted: March 5, 2014, 10:14 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.

LOL why would they tip you if they won? You didnt sell them the winning ticket.

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    Posted: March 5, 2014, 11:08 am - IP Logged

    Good question..........I would and have given tips on winning scratchers before that were $500.00
    I have one clerk that always helps me with scratch offs by telling me whats been sold, whos won or lost and gives me recommendations. I am grateful and have won about 50% of the ones that the clerk suggests.....on a $100 ??
    Probably not, $500 and above ??? absolutely

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      Posted: March 5, 2014, 11:16 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?

      First of all, the clerk should not be making comments like he expects to be tipped.  If the clerk did it to me, I would tell the clerk "Play the Mega Ball # 8 in the  next  Mega Millions drawing."   How in the world would the clerk know if he sold you the ticket?  It could have been purchased from any clerk from any store and/or machine.  I usually by my tickets from one store & either from the owner or his wife who are good friends with me.  Anything under $500.00, I would not tip.  Anything over, I would usually give him/her some money to play his/her favorite numbers & wish them good luck. 

      As for the "clerk" mentioned above by RSINNOTT - I would put him in the same catagory as all the other people who come out of the woodwork when someone wins a Jackpot Game.   I would agree to pay him 15% - 20% of my winnings, if he would agree to reimburse me the same percentage of my loses.  He might not think this as Fair - but, then again, he is the one that sold me the losing tickets.

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        Posted: March 5, 2014, 11:39 am - IP Logged

        First of all, the clerk should not be making comments like he expects to be tipped.  If the clerk did it to me, I would tell the clerk "Play the Mega Ball # 8 in the  next  Mega Millions drawing."   How in the world would the clerk know if he sold you the ticket?  It could have been purchased from any clerk from any store and/or machine.  I usually by my tickets from one store & either from the owner or his wife who are good friends with me.  Anything under $500.00, I would not tip.  Anything over, I would usually give him/her some money to play his/her favorite numbers & wish them good luck. 

        As for the "clerk" mentioned above by RSINNOTT - I would put him in the same catagory as all the other people who come out of the woodwork when someone wins a Jackpot Game.   I would agree to pay him 15% - 20% of my winnings, if he would agree to reimburse me the same percentage of my loses.  He might not think this as Fair - but, then again, he is the one that sold me the losing tickets.

        LOL, Butch. You took the words right out of my mouth. 

        I just love these people who expect to get tipped for doing their jobs. Unless this clerk is someone who provided you with exceptional service, do not get guilted into giving him a cent. 

        If the win is large enough and you're feeling generous, then ok. But the minute he acts as if he's entitled to any part of it is the minute any thought of generosity should go right out the window.

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          Posted: March 5, 2014, 11:52 am - IP Logged

          I buy my ticket at different places so I wouldn't even remember the clerk who sold me the ticket. I have never won more than $10 and usually end up cashing my ticket at a different place so I find no reason to tip. If I won a major prize than I would consider tipping if I remember the clerk and whether or not they were nice.

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            Posted: March 5, 2014, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

            I once had the owner of a store (he also owns 2 other stores) tell me to remember him if I win.

            It was hard not to laugh.

            He doesn't realize that I have set, established protocols already in place for tipping in the event of a major jackpot win.

            Part of the protocol is that the person who regularly sells me my tickets wears Daisy-Dukes and calls me Darlin' everytime I come in for tickets.

            And believe me when I tell you that I don't want to see Mr Punjab in Daisy-Dukes and he had better not ever call me Darlin'.

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              Posted: March 5, 2014, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

              I once had the owner of a store (he also owns 2 other stores) tell me to remember him if I win.

              It was hard not to laugh.

              He doesn't realize that I have set, established protocols already in place for tipping in the event of a major jackpot win.

              Part of the protocol is that the person who regularly sells me my tickets wears Daisy-Dukes and calls me Darlin' everytime I come in for tickets.

              And believe me when I tell you that I don't want to see Mr Punjab in Daisy-Dukes and he had better not ever call me Darlin'.

              LOL  LOL   LOL    Green laugh

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                I once had the owner of a store (he also owns 2 other stores) tell me to remember him if I win.

                It was hard not to laugh.

                He doesn't realize that I have set, established protocols already in place for tipping in the event of a major jackpot win.

                Part of the protocol is that the person who regularly sells me my tickets wears Daisy-Dukes and calls me Darlin' everytime I come in for tickets.

                And believe me when I tell you that I don't want to see Mr Punjab in Daisy-Dukes and he had better not ever call me Darlin'.

                LOL OMG did you really say "Mr. Punjab"

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                  I buy most of my tickets at a local convience store not far from my house. I'll only cash in $50 or under at the same store I buy the tickets at. Anything over $50 I cash them in at one of the major grocery stores. The young kids working behind the glass at the grocery store could care less about any kind of tip ect.  I once tried to cash in $250 at the convience store and the guy made a comment like "thanks, your wiping my draw out" or some sort of wise a$$ comment...So from then on I will only cash in at grocery stores where they have tons of money on hand and don't bat an eye. Not that it happens that much anyway...

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                    LOL OMG did you really say "Mr. Punjab"

                    Yeah, cuz that's his name.

                    He calls me "my fuhdaynd" (my friend).

                    When I walk in, he all the time says, "Aylow, aylow, (hello, hello) how you do, my fuhdaynd?"

                    And I say, "Not too bad, Punjy, how 'bout yer ownself, son?"

                    And he says, "Veddy gewd, veddy gewd, my fuhdaynd!"

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                      Posted: March 13, 2014, 3:39 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 went I cash in a winner tonight and the clerk made some comments like he expected me to give him a piece."

                      The slot techs in casinos are more subtle, but they make sure by breaking the last hundred into smaller denominations, the winner has $ONEs and $5s for a tip.

                      There are books on proper tipping etiquette, but I think they were written by someone working for tips. If you you think they deserve a tip, tip them and you decide how much it's worth to you.

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                        Posted: March 13, 2014, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                        The business will be taken care of and get their cut by the lottery for the winning ticket, but a clerk who always treats me well and provides me a service beyond their job will be remembered by me if i am a lottery winner. They don't have to have a genuine smile on their face or even say a thoughtful word to me just because they work there. They don't have to ask me how i am today and if i am feeling better since that cold i had last week just because they work there. They don't have to be cheerful and positive towards me when i come to their counter being anything but cheerful and positive just because they work there. They don't have to tell me to be safe the roads are getting slick just because they work there. They don't have to do any of those things or many others not mentioned just because they work there...but they do even though their job has no potential of going anywhere and barely pays their bill in most cases, yet they still provide a service beyond their pay rate. That person will be remembered by me, but the person who slumps over the counter and rings up my ticket and gives me my change like a robot, well that's just hired help service and they shouldn't expect much if anything from me given they have already been paid by their employer for the service they provided.

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                          Posted: March 13, 2014, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                          I once had the owner of a store (he also owns 2 other stores) tell me to remember him if I win.

                          It was hard not to laugh.

                          He doesn't realize that I have set, established protocols already in place for tipping in the event of a major jackpot win.

                          Part of the protocol is that the person who regularly sells me my tickets wears Daisy-Dukes and calls me Darlin' everytime I come in for tickets.

                          And believe me when I tell you that I don't want to see Mr Punjab in Daisy-Dukes and he had better not ever call me Darlin'.

                          Reminds me of that old song ...."you don't have to call me darling, darling. You never even call me by my name".

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                            Reminds me of that old song ...."you don't have to call me darling, darling. You never even call me by my name".

                            Yeah buckeye, they don't write 'em like that anymore.

                             

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