Old  August 8th, 2013, 2:40pm     #1
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My wife works there and it is one of my accounts, we bought two tickets.......but NO not the winners. My heart dropped when I heard the winner came from there. I usually don't check tickets right away .

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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 2:50pm     #2
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There was a 2 million dollar winner in OK, but it wasn't me... :sad:
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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 2:53pm     #3
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My wife works there and it is one of my accounts, we bought two tickets.......but NO not the winners. My heart dropped when I heard the winner came from there. I usually don't check tickets right away .
OMG! So close!! Hope you get it next time.

Do people that win every come back and tip the sales people at the store? I don't know since we've never had a big win, does anyone else here know? That would be wonderful.

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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 3:05pm     #4
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I have heard that the store that sells the ticket gets a percentage, what the owner does with it is up to them (and this is just a guess, unless it is a mom & pop type they most likely don't spread it around).

We always buy hubs tix from the same 2 places, we would definitely include them (and the whole community) if we hit a really big one.

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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 3:24pm     #5
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OMG! So close!! Hope you get it next time.

Do people that win every come back and tip the sales people at the store? I don't know since we've never had a big win, does anyone else here know? That would be wonderful.

Good luck!
I know that some people that always go to the same store tip them if they hit for a few hundred or more.

I thought the store gets 10 grand for a jackpot winner? Not sure.

My friend used to go to the same store and she hit the number for about 300 dollars.
The guy kept 50 and said that was his tip. She was so mad she was going to call the cops.
She needed the money. She never went back to that store. Can you believe it ! I told her to report it but she didn't want to.

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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 3:46pm     #6
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I know that some people that always go to the same store tip them if they hit for a few hundred or more.

I thought the store gets 10 grand for a jackpot winner? Not sure.

My friend used to go to the same store and she hit the number for about 300 dollars.
The guy kept 50 and said that was his tip. She was so mad she was going to call the cops.
She needed the money. She never went back to that store. Can you believe it ! I told her to report it but she didn't want to.
That guy just stole from her. I would have stood right there and called the police on my cell phone.
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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 4:08pm     #7
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That guy just stole from her. I would have stood right there and called the police on my cell phone.
I absolutely agree! That was wrong, and he should have been arrested and fired at the same time. Unacceptable!
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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 4:24pm     #8
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That guy just stole from her. I would have stood right there and called the police on my cell phone.



If someone had TRIED to do that to me EVERYONE would have heard me. The police, the manager, every single customer that walked in the store, everyone single person that was outside of the store, and I would shout it out to everyone I knew and those I didn't know.

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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 4:27pm     #9
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I buy my tickets from the same place almost every time. If I won a big amount I would certainly give the clerk a tip. He told me someone won a fairly large amount and came in and gave him a $100 dollar bill as a tip. He always gives me his "lucky knock" on the machine when he runs my tickets. It hasn't worked yet, but I keep hoping.

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Rumor is that the store (Acme..a supermarket chain mostly in South Jersey/PA area is getting 100k). Store director was on the local news and said not sure what they are getting but Acme is giving 10k to local charities. The community has a lot of houses on the bay and a lot were tremendously effected by Sandy. Osborne Island part of Little Egg Harbor was hit particularly hard.

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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 4:28pm     #11
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My wife works there and it is one of my accounts, we bought two tickets.......but NO not the winners. My heart dropped when I heard the winner came from there. I usually don't check tickets right away .

You can't get much closer than that.

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  Old  August 8th, 2013, 4:44pm     #12
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I know that some people that always go to the same store tip them if they hit for a few hundred or more.

I thought the store gets 10 grand for a jackpot winner? Not sure.

My friend used to go to the same store and she hit the number for about 300 dollars.
The guy kept 50 and said that was his tip. She was so mad she was going to call the cops.
She needed the money. She never went back to that store. Can you believe it ! I told her to report it but she didn't want to.

I would of called the lottery and made a complaint. They could void their lotto license for that
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