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Posted: February 23, 2016, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

I'm curious, but does anyone give tips when they win? Do you give a tip to the person that generated the ticket, or the person that cashed your ticket? If so, how much do you tip?

 

Again, I was just curious. Good luck to all!

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    Depends on how much I win, and who the clerk is.

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      Posted: February 23, 2016, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

      No, I have not made enough money over the pass 16 years to be giving anybody a tip.

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          Posted: February 23, 2016, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

          I would tip the clerk if I was up OVER ALL and that clerk had sold me the winning jackpot ticket.

           

          I think it's rude for a clerk to expect something in return simply for cashing a 'winning' ticket.

           

          When I cash in tickets the clerks always say, oh wow you did good look how much you won! and then I say, yea but look at the dollar amount wagered versus what I got back and then I have to explain to them that over the 12 years i've been playing the lotto i'm down thousands.

           

          So again, it's rude for a clerk to ask for or expect a 'tip'.

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            Posted: February 23, 2016, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

            I never have because I'm in the hole overall.  I've been playing for 30 years.  It'll take a huge win to get me out of the hole. 

            If I won a big amount like 100K or more I'd tip the clerk if it was someone I like and use often.  Maybe a few thousand on that win.  I bought a couple Wild Card quick picks for the last draw before that game ends from a really nice cashier who's been around awhile.  If I should win that $375K tomorrow I'd give her probably $5K.  If I should win it on a ticket I bought from anywhere else, I will not tip at all.  A big jackpot I'd probably give the max tax-free which I believe is $14K.

            But even if I was already in the black I wouldn't tip on smaller wins.  Why would I?  The clerk really did nothing except hopefully be friendly to you which is their job even if you're not buying lottery.  So any tips I give would be out of a long-term customer/clerk relationship or friendship, not just because someone thinks I "should."

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              I never have because I'm in the hole overall.  I've been playing for 30 years.  It'll take a huge win to get me out of the hole. 

              If I won a big amount like 100K or more I'd tip the clerk if it was someone I like and use often.  Maybe a few thousand on that win.  I bought a couple Wild Card quick picks for the last draw before that game ends from a really nice cashier who's been around awhile.  If I should win that $375K tomorrow I'd give her probably $5K.  If I should win it on a ticket I bought from anywhere else, I will not tip at all.  A big jackpot I'd probably give the max tax-free which I believe is $14K.

              But even if I was already in the black I wouldn't tip on smaller wins.  Why would I?  The clerk really did nothing except hopefully be friendly to you which is their job even if you're not buying lottery.  So any tips I give would be out of a long-term customer/clerk relationship or friendship, not just because someone thinks I "should."

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                Posted: February 23, 2016, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                I would give something to the person that sold me the winning jackpot ticket. Wink

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                  Posted: February 23, 2016, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                  I have given tips when I win. Usually $5-$10 on smaller wins, but up to $20 on a $500 win.

                  It's not required since the person you are tipping has not done anything special....it's just something you do to maybe bring more good luck. Lep

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                    Posted: February 23, 2016, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm curious, but does anyone give tips when they win? Do you give a tip to the person that generated the ticket, or the person that cashed your ticket? If so, how much do you tip?

                     

                    Again, I was just curious. Good luck to all!

                    I've never won more than I spent overall even when I matched 5of6 for $1500 in the local lottery so tipping would just make my overall lost even worst. 

                    I lose enough to the state, it would be foolish to lose even more by giving part of my winnings to a clerk who is paid to sell lottery tickets.

                    The only tip I give to anyone is to buy a ticket if they want a chance to win something.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: February 23, 2016, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                      If i won the jp  I would probably tip them all with one lump sum to be equally split amongst them all. I always buy at the same place once a month and really don't think i would remember which one rung me up honestly.

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                        Posted: February 23, 2016, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                        No. I like to give to someone who does not expect it. Most clerks don't sink to such lows,

                        expecting money for nothing. But there are some who have learned that key words move

                        some people to share the wealth. Phrases like: boy are you lucky....I never won that much

                        in my life...I take tips....I buy tickets and never win.....if you need to unload some of that you

                        know where to go, are all things I've heard over the years. Rather than develop warm, fuzzy,

                        giving feelings it irritates me.

                        Clerks learn lots about customers seeing them everyday...some take things way too far

                        expecting by tearing off or cashing in a few tickets for you that you're buddy, buddy enough

                        to share or pay them for what??....doing their job??

                        I don't resent someone saying congratulations or nothing at all, that's the way it should be.

                        Do yourself a favor, if you ever tipped, stop. If you're thinking about it, don't. I've heard too 

                        much talk between clerks about players/winners and what they do with what should be their

                        business: their  money. Clerks and winnings sometimes do not mix....some feel the vice of

                        opportunity should supersede the job description. Go where you feel comfortable buying

                        and winning. Gl

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                          Posted: February 23, 2016, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                          Yeah, I do it for luck.

                          One time I played a PB ticket for myself and the same ticket for the cashier in a gas station, we both won $110.

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                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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                            I've never won more than I spent overall even when I matched 5of6 for $1500 in the local lottery so tipping would just make my overall lost even worst. 

                            I lose enough to the state, it would be foolish to lose even more by giving part of my winnings to a clerk who is paid to sell lottery tickets.

                            The only tip I give to anyone is to buy a ticket if they want a chance to win something.

                            Most people don't win enough where a tip would be appropriate. Looking at the overall chances winnings, it's more likely clerks will sell mostly losing tickets and I doubt many players will tip after getting a handful of losing tickets.

                            I've had nice hits where clerks were very helpful filling out the paper work and I tipped them, but I never tipped bank tellers for handing me the cash.

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                              Posted: February 24, 2016, 4:29 am - IP Logged

                              If i won the jp  I would probably tip them all with one lump sum to be equally split amongst them all. I always buy at the same place once a month and really don't think i would remember which one rung me up honestly.

                              If you won a jackpot the store where you brought your ticket would also get a nice bonus which could be thousands of dollars.  Why would you want to reward them even more?

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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