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Tipping the salesperson on a big win

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Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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Posted: July 29, 2016, 2:40 am - IP Logged

i was thinking of tipping the clerk on my last $1000, I thought 10% would be fair. It can be annoying when clerks ask for tip on a 100$ win because usually I'm just breaking even. But the clerk that sold me the winner is very polite and has never asked for a  tip.

what does everyone here else do ?

My largest win from a single ticket was $10, the largest from a drawing was $12( 3 powerball tickets) so I haven't won anything worth a tip. 

If I win between 50,000 and a million I'll probably tip my favorite lottery place 1 thousand as it's a family run store with a few non-family employees. If I won a big jackpot, I would never return to my hometown so no tip I guess given I wouldn't even get close to it.

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    Posted: July 29, 2016, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

    Tipping is appropriate if the individual spends a great deal of time scratching the tickets at the store. I've seen customers buy one ticket at a time, scratch it, lose and go back and forth several times until they get a winner, cash it in and then leave without tipping the clerk, who is most likely flustered because of the constant interruptions and having to deal with other customers.

    Even if it's not a big win I'd say give the clerk something..

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      Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

      I tip for information....

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        Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

        i was thinking of tipping the clerk on my last $1000, I thought 10% would be fair. It can be annoying when clerks ask for tip on a 100$ win because usually I'm just breaking even. But the clerk that sold me the winner is very polite and has never asked for a  tip.

        what does everyone here else do ?

        That seems Nice of you to Consider.Lovies

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          Posted: July 30, 2016, 10:39 am - IP Logged

          Smiley  When I buy lottery ticks, I get a extra one for the store clerk.     Smiley

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            Posted: August 17, 2016, 8:43 am - IP Logged

            The one time I won $500 I tipped the clerk that sold me the ticket - I had marked incorrectly and she fixed it and I won $500 on Cash3 - I gave her a $20 tip

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              Posted: August 18, 2016, 1:16 am - IP Logged

              Not as much a salesperson as they are a cashier...

              Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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                Posted: September 7, 2016, 3:09 am - IP Logged

                Lol, some cashiers are just that: SALES PEOPLE.

                The pushy Indians/middle easterners at gas stations tend to ruin my vibe, even though sometimes I have won at those. Whenever someone pushes me to buy a ticket or buy more, I ended up not wanting to play because I'm trying to fight the urge, but theyre trying to push me into buying. Then, it makes me feel I may lose and they just want to have more money in their register. 

                I wouldn't tip a salesperson because usually when I win, I take the ticket to cash at another store or another gas station. They'll never know I won, unless it's something real small.

                one guy was really pushy. I wanted $10 back off a $15 or $20 win a couple weeks ago. He was almost not wanting to give it back, insisting I buy another ticket. I'll have to avoid some of those places, that's why I like grocery stores or machines. These gas stations be all too happy to collect lotto money.