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(Yahoo)   Clerk at convenience store where winning $365-million Powerball ticket was sold: "If I sold the ticket to them I hope they'd share in the winnings -- at least, even one-tenth of a percent would suit me just fine"   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-02-20 04:12:26 PM  
They do share, but not much:

The U-Stop which would earn a $50,000 bonus if it sold the winning ticket was swarmed with reporters and customers Sunday, said owner Mick Mandl.
 
2006-02-20 04:40:33 PM  
ZAZ: They do share

That's the lottery commission and the owner of the store. This is a clerk looking for a handout from the winners.

My advice: keep hoping, clerk.
 
2006-02-20 04:55:38 PM  
Wants a third of a million dollars as a tip?

Lay off the meth.
 
2006-02-20 05:33:01 PM  
can't blame a guy for trying but keep your day job, son.
 
2006-02-20 05:38:41 PM  
To the Clerk, the store gets $50,000 for selling the ticket, and you think the winner should give you a few hundred thousand just for happening so sell them the ticket? Get ready for some big time disappointment.
 
2006-02-20 06:20:54 PM  
I hear it does happen a lot. Helps if you're young, female and cute. I've heard of old guys tipping the cashier of a winning ticket a few dollars.

So it isn't all that outlandish of a request. Sure 750,000 is assinine, but a grand? hell thats a drop in the bucket.
 
2006-02-20 06:21:05 PM  
ZAZ: They do share, but not much:

They should share with me too. I'm the guy waiting patiently to buy his coffee and newspaper while lottery zombies piss away their $10-100 for random numbers on a card they aren't even bright enough to complete. Instead they force the other 5 people like me to listen to the date of their dog's death combined with their children's respective ages repeated(and corrected) to the poor schmuck behind the counter. This is followed by the inevitable "Wut kinda new scratchoffs you got today" discussion that entails some sort of new math on doublers and 'good odds' understood only by patrons driving semi-wrecked and smoking 1991 Luminas. Still waiting patiently I find myself praying they spend their very last dollar before remembering my idiotic state provides a 'Pick 5' and 'Pick 4' option which doesn't pay as well but has 'much better odds'. I would like to point out the purchase of 1 newspaper and 20 oz. coffee will produce more profit for the store than the entire lottery sales for the day. I don't. I read weird news and wonder how to quantify the money lost in time and missed sales for everyone jumping at the chance to pay their daily idiot tax.

/sorry
//feel better
 
2006-02-20 06:27:16 PM  
It's not in the media yet, I think, but four people won on a group pool. ~$35 million a piece, after tax. They all worked in the same department at a local blue-collar joint, and they all called in and quit on Sunday. Those four compromised the entire department in the business they worked at. One of the guys was at a local resturant today buying everyone free meals.

35 mil a pop? Hell, they can afford to tip the woman $10K a piece. They'll make about that much in interest on the money in a day.
 
2006-02-20 06:33:49 PM  
Compromised?

/COMPRISED!
//Can't spell
///Wouldn't that suck, though? Imagine being a boss and having your entire department phone in and say they're quitting immediately.
 
2006-02-20 07:54:44 PM  
So we should be expecting some Fark stories from your area soon, chakalakasp :D
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-02-20 08:47:39 PM  
I'm the guy waiting patiently to buy his coffee and newspaper while lottery zombies piss away their $10-100 for random numbers on a card they aren't even bright enough to complete.

I agree with Dave Barry's call for a grocery pricing system that would charge people who slow up the line by using coupons.
 
2006-02-20 09:15:27 PM  
Where is the 24 Discussion Thread? Seriously..
 
2006-02-20 09:19:23 PM  
I bet you $5 theres at least 20 murders related to the winning powerball ticket. Ya know,kinda like lord of the rings
 
2006-02-20 09:20:17 PM  
heh, "lottery zombies"

when I see the people in line buying a lottery ticket, the word "winner" does not come to mind. Another word comes to mind....the opposite of "winner".
 
2006-02-20 09:20:30 PM  
If I ever won, I will definitely drop a chunk of change on the clerk who sold me the ticket. If you are the one who hands me the winning ticket, I WILL give something back, karma and all that.

Plus it'd be the height of hilarity to watch the store owner's face as their lowly clerk gets X times what they got for selling the ticket.
 
2006-02-20 09:20:36 PM  
thatguyfred

Where it should be: on TotalFark.
 
2006-02-20 09:20:37 PM  
Bunch of savages....

img453.imageshack.us
 
2006-02-20 09:21:08 PM  
Greedy farkers. Hey, you won the lottery - give me money.
 
2006-02-20 09:21:55 PM  
The guys probably dead in front of the tv.. So in a couple of years someone may check in on him..So if the ticket is only good for one year to claim..Does that mean I still got a chance at winning the biggest jackpot in two years..
 
2006-02-20 09:24:21 PM  
chakalakasp: they all called in and quit on Sunday.

Wouldn't it be funny if the guy that actually bought the ticket claimed the prize and told the others to fark off.
 
2006-02-20 09:25:09 PM  
Yeah sure. But while you're waiting, cleanup on aisle 2.
 
2006-02-20 09:25:11 PM  
Setting out the old New York tip jar, are we?
 
2006-02-20 09:25:35 PM  
Give the guy a break, he wasn't even supposed to be there that day.
 
2006-02-20 09:26:28 PM  
Homer: Two kajillion!
Marge: Homer!
Homer: But we'll lose the first kajillion to taxes!
 
2006-02-20 09:26:38 PM  
"If I sold the ticket to them I hope they'd share in the winnings--at least, even one-tenth of a percent would suit me just fine"

I don't know, is she hot?
 
2006-02-20 09:29:39 PM  
That clerk is living in la la land if she thinks the winner is gonna share.
 
2006-02-20 09:30:09 PM  
Listen Tards

The statement was in jest.


/amateur cranks
//future AM phone radio shut-ins
 
2006-02-20 09:30:37 PM  
Red Stater! Always looking for a handout!

:D
 
2006-02-20 09:31:31 PM  
Clerk:

You pushed a button or two and tore the paper off the machine. Maybe you get a cookie. A tenth? Nah.
 
2006-02-20 09:31:51 PM  
If I won $365m, I'd give you all $10k, preferring that you organize some sort of non-profit group so I can get the tax deduction.
 
2006-02-20 09:32:01 PM  
hammurderer:

Wouldn't it be funny if the guy that actually bought the ticket claimed the prize and told the others to fark off.

It routinely happens on measley (10M or less) jackpots: the only people who get rich are the lawyers. it be cheaper to honour the group agreement. unless of course, you can convert it all to gold bullion and pick residency in an extradition free island where courts have no power over you...
 
2006-02-20 09:32:09 PM  
That's a great idea, Clerk. And hey, I once held a door open for a super-hot girl, if she wouldn't mind giving me one blowjob since her capacity to give to better-looking and wealthier men is obviously very great, I would appreciate it.

You do have this going for you though: it is not hurting you to ask (and that willingness has resulted in some unlikely sexual matchups, too, one might observe).

2006-02-20 06:27:16 PM chakalakasp [TotalFark]

It's not in the media yet, I think, but four people won on a group pool. ~$35 million a piece, after tax. They all worked in the same department at a local blue-collar joint, and they all called in and quit on Sunday. Those four compromised the entire department in the business they worked at. One of the guys was at a local resturant today buying everyone free meals.

35 mil a pop? Hell, they can afford to tip the woman $10K a piece. They'll make about that much in interest on the money in a day.


That's a hilarious story. I guess they stared at the ticket a hundred times, recounting the numbers before they called in and quit. Screwing up the entire dept of a job they likely hated is probably funny too.

I wonder what restaurant this was the dude was buying people meals in--- some crappy diner? Not that it's bad to remain KIND OF the same as before.

Watch out, strip clubs.

Oh and by the way: I've sometimes thought that if I won it on a Saturday, I wouldn't tell anyone, and nonetheless sit around ARMED until Monday when I went to claim the prize, escorted all the way by guards . . .
 
2006-02-20 09:32:59 PM  
This isn't such an unreasonable request, is it? After all, the winner may decide to take the lump sum payout, in which case the "suggested gratuity" would only be $177,800...a mere bag of shells.
 
2006-02-20 09:37:10 PM  
For some reason i was reminded of this quote by Mitch Hedberg "I went to a pizzeria and I ordered a slice of pizza; the farker gave me the smallest slice possible. If the pizza was a pie chart for what people would do if they found a million dollars, the farker gave me the 'donate to charity' slice. I would like to exchange this for the 'keep it'! RIP Mitch
 
2006-02-20 09:37:26 PM  
I work at a place that sells tickets, and one of the annoying cashiers always says that when she sells a ticket. They wont share squat, so shut the hell up.
 
2006-02-20 09:40:24 PM  
I could party like it was 2999

http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/DrugIssue/MethResources/faces/index.htm​l

/ I got yo share swingin..
 
j z
2006-02-20 09:40:45 PM  
iron81: Where it should be: on TotalFark.

Want to try that again?
 
2006-02-20 09:41:16 PM  
The scratch junkies often live off the foodlike products found in their convenience store, thus making the incentive to cater to them far greater than the 1% commission the store makes off of their play.

It's the same reason casinos have poker rooms. By square footage, poker is the least profitable game in the casino for the house, but take it away and you will lose a lot of regular craps players and slot wives.
 
2006-02-20 09:45:27 PM  
My gf's mom works with the people that won the Powerball.

There were 6 of them, they are turning the ticket in tomorrow. They'll be splitting it 6 ways.
 
2006-02-20 09:46:55 PM  
There is a lot of bad math going on in the forums...
 
2006-02-20 09:49:01 PM  
Stacey, Stacey, Stacey. You sold the ticket. Next time, give 'em away, your chances for reward will improve.

/tho not by much
 
2006-02-20 09:49:39 PM  
retarded: My gf's mom works with the people that won the Powerball.

There were 6 of them, they are turning the ticket in tomorrow. They'll be splitting it 6 ways.



6 new openings at that place!

/This is why you ALWAYS, ALWAYS get in on the lotto pools at work. IF by some miracle, the pool wins, and you DIDN'T get in, suddenly you have a lot more work and a boss and co-workers that are bitter because they didn't get in on it. :D

//I always play, even though most of my co-workers are just jerks.
 
2006-02-20 09:51:28 PM  
Jesus, this "give me a handout!" shiat drives me crazy. This probably happened in some god-forsaken gay-marriaging hellhole like mAssuchussets or Maine. Where else do you find some libtard register jockey, probably leeching off of welfare to make their next crack buy and forever whining about how bad they got it, trying to scam an honest and successful gambler for money? Sickening.

Next thing you know, he'll be blaming Bush that he didn't get it. Retards.

/he should protest. HAH!
 
2006-02-20 09:53:44 PM  
Lotteries are a tax on people bad at math.

/face facts, people
//gambling is teh stupidness
 
2006-02-20 09:55:24 PM  
Myrkabah02:

WTG on the libtard reference.

Why do idiots always have to invoke partisan politics when it has absolutely NOTHING to do with anything?
 
2006-02-20 10:00:01 PM  
dugitman

OMG! Now I know why I didn't want a lottery in the state! Once, at a convenience store with my niece (as I was taking her back to her mother & stepfather), she asked me to buy "a scratchy ticket" ... and it finally registers - her father - this troglodytic mook named Robbie actually spent part of his weekend (hopefully he loses that right soon) with his daughter CONDITIONING HER TO PLAY THE #%@& LOTTERY!!!!!oneeleven1!

I hate people.
 
2006-02-20 10:00:19 PM  
Lottery = voluntary white trash tax.

/I bought $5 worth
//this wt won jack
 
2006-02-20 10:00:41 PM  
kerosene

I'd love to stay and argue this with you, but I have a network router that's acting up. Later.
 
2006-02-20 10:04:48 PM  
Myrkabah02: Jesus, this "give me a handout!" shiat drives me crazy. This probably happened in some god-forsaken gay-marriaging hellhole like mAssuchussets or Maine. Where else do you find some libtard register jockey, probably leeching off of welfare to make their next crack buy and forever whining about how bad they got it, trying to scam an honest and successful gambler for money? Sickening.

I'm sure he says He loves you very much, but everybody knows Jesus is too much of a pussy to tell you how much he hates your guts. Invoking politics in a thread with nothing to do with it makes him cry. And he cries a lot.

/mmm... political flamewar in a lottery thread
 
2006-02-20 10:05:14 PM  
Myrkabah02

What the hell?
 
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