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How much should a store clerk be tipped for selling a big winning ticket?

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$100 [ 4 ]  [26.67%]
$200 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
$500 [ 4 ]  [26.67%]
More than $500 [ 7 ]  [46.67%]
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Posted: September 15, 2016, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

If someone won a $10M jackpot how much should the clerk that sold the ticket receive as a tip?

 

I was thinking $100 per $10M won (e.g. $20M would be $200.) After taxes that $10M jackpot is about $3M cash.

Possibly $500 per $10M won.  That is a big range.  I know.

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    Zero. And all the more reason to use self-service terminals and/or buy via subscription (where offered).

    While it could be a nice gesture to reward the clerk, the result may not be a thank you, but rather resentment for not tipping more. Or even worse, getting roped into a legal dispute. The clerk could claim the payment was part of a prior purchase agreement that the winnings would be split, etc. A court might toss such a case, but maybe not; winnings being frozen for months or even much longer.

    Personally, in my view, it's not worth the chance. Furthermore, after winning a big jackpot, best to steer clear of the lottery retailer that sold the ticket.

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      Zero. And all the more reason to use self-service terminals and/or buy via subscription (where offered).

      While it could be a nice gesture to reward the clerk, the result may not be a thank you, but rather resentment for not tipping more. Or even worse, getting roped into a legal dispute. The clerk could claim the payment was part of a prior purchase agreement that the winnings would be split, etc. A court might toss such a case, but maybe not; winnings being frozen for months or even much longer.

      Personally, in my view, it's not worth the chance. Furthermore, after winning a big jackpot, best to steer clear of the lottery retailer that sold the ticket.

      I Agree!..Nothing works just fine. A little over a year or so ago, the owner of a convenient store in Milpitas CA took a customer to court because he said that she promised him close to half a million from a winning million dollar scratcher ticket she purchased from his store . This lowlife eventually sold his store after the CA lottery came by to remove his equipment. He was bad for business, a cancer lesion on the lottery. .they said.Which reminds me, LP never did a follow up on that story. I hope he lost in court. 

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        Zero. And all the more reason to use self-service terminals and/or buy via subscription (where offered).

        While it could be a nice gesture to reward the clerk, the result may not be a thank you, but rather resentment for not tipping more. Or even worse, getting roped into a legal dispute. The clerk could claim the payment was part of a prior purchase agreement that the winnings would be split, etc. A court might toss such a case, but maybe not; winnings being frozen for months or even much longer.

        Personally, in my view, it's not worth the chance. Furthermore, after winning a big jackpot, best to steer clear of the lottery retailer that sold the ticket.

        I have seen that the lottery will take the photo of the winner holding the large check inside the store where the winner purchased the ticket. That is for publicity for the store to boost business.

        So, it would be hard for the store owner not to know who the winner was, but I suppose you could ask for the press conference (if necessary) to be held somewhere else.

        If I was a regular customer I would give a tip of $500 - $1,000. If I just happened to be somewhere and bought a ticket on the fly, nothing.

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          Posted: September 16, 2016, 12:06 am - IP Logged

          Some good points made so far, pro and con. 

          Maybe playing the same ticket for the clerk would make things a lot easier in the long run, should it be a winner.

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            I have seen that the lottery will take the photo of the winner holding the large check inside the store where the winner purchased the ticket. That is for publicity for the store to boost business.

            So, it would be hard for the store owner not to know who the winner was, but I suppose you could ask for the press conference (if necessary) to be held somewhere else.

            If I was a regular customer I would give a tip of $500 - $1,000. If I just happened to be somewhere and bought a ticket on the fly, nothing.

            I Agree! it depends on the circumstances. Just can't see how the clerk that sold me one ticket compared to all the other clerks that sold me many tickets should get a huge tip. Especially considering they did nothing more than all the other clerks.

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                                      don't be a deplorable  "cheapo" Thud

              Psyko knows no one on the Lottery Post would want to be considered a "cheapo" if he or she won a big  "jackpot" $$$. Tips all depends on what part of the US you play an/or win your "pot" prize. The percent     amount of tip you pay depends on the type of service you receive by your 711 lottery sales consultant!     example: was it excellent...very good...good...bad...ugly or so so...?? In the mid-west 15% to 20% is     about the norm to pay your consultant. On the east-coast a flat 20% is the standard. As you go on down south sister and brother you can crap on these people because, they git the lowest tips of all...y'all...so   all...y'all...come to south Florida and win ya all a big jackpot...ya hear cause, ya git good tax break too! 

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                Nothing cheapo about it. I agree with Ron because his answer made the most sense to me. Others may differ but hey, that's life. First off: It is YOU who hands your playslips over to the clerk, it's YOU who's reaching into his/her wallet to play those numbers. The clerk is doing " squat" but pushing Your slips through. There is no entitlement here . Once again: your slip, your money. As they say : Game Over!

                Btw- l have tipped in every restaurant l have eaten in, if the food is lousy, l tip but don't go back.El Cheapo?  My A*** komo.

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                    Posted: September 16, 2016, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                    Zero. And all the more reason to use self-service terminals and/or buy via subscription (where offered).

                    While it could be a nice gesture to reward the clerk, the result may not be a thank you, but rather resentment for not tipping more. Or even worse, getting roped into a legal dispute. The clerk could claim the payment was part of a prior purchase agreement that the winnings would be split, etc. A court might toss such a case, but maybe not; winnings being frozen for months or even much longer.

                    Personally, in my view, it's not worth the chance. Furthermore, after winning a big jackpot, best to steer clear of the lottery retailer that sold the ticket.

                    I Agree!

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                      Posted: September 16, 2016, 8:45 am - IP Logged

                      If someone won a $10M jackpot how much should the clerk that sold the ticket receive as a tip?

                       

                      I was thinking $100 per $10M won (e.g. $20M would be $200.) After taxes that $10M jackpot is about $3M cash.

                      Possibly $500 per $10M won.  That is a big range.  I know.

                      If someone won a $10M jackpot how much should the clerk that sold the ticket receive as a tip?

                      YOU MUST BE A STORE CLERK. LOL Confused

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                        If someone won a $10M jackpot how much should the clerk that sold the ticket receive as a tip?

                        YOU MUST BE A STORE CLERK. LOL Confused

                        Nice catch RJ. I think you right on that one. On second thought the  stores that sells the winning jackpot ticket out here get  $1 mil anyways- so what's the tip for?

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                          Nice catch RJ. I think you right on that one. On second thought the  stores that sells the winning jackpot ticket out here get  $1 mil anyways- so what's the tip for?

                          The store gets that money, not the clerk usually.

                          My answer to the OP is that it depends.  If the clerk that sold it even once acted like I was bothering them for wanting tickets or made a comment about wasting money or asked me to share with them even jokingly, or anything like that, I would tip nothing.

                          If the clerk was always friendly and helpful, then I'd tip them.  The amount depends on how long I've known them.  The two that I usually to go to would get $14K of any win larger than 5 million, if they were the one that sold me the ticket.  Others that I don't know as well or have only purchased from a few times would get less.  Maybe a thousand or two.

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                            That's a good question.

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                              I usually tip them a little to the left or a little to the right, just so they can stand straight. Good Posture is important!Wink

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