It’s the stuff that movies are made of but it probably happens more often in real life than we’d think. In fact, there is at least one movie adaptation where this actually happened. In October in Missouri USA, a bartender tipped a Powerball ticket in lieu of a cash tip. The American convention dictates that a coffee shop or restaurant customer leave a 20% tip. The cost of a lottery ticket is, of course, typically much lower than a restaurant tab. However, the winning are potentially much larger. It’s a chance the bartender takes and rarely works out. Not in this case though.
Bartender Tipped a Powerball Ticket Wins $50k
Giving something like a lottery ticket is not common in the US. Bartenders earn low wages and rely on tips. But this is not the first time that particular bar received a lottery ticket as a tip. The bartender tipped a Powerball ticket said that customer in question did it occasionally. That particular day he bought tickets for everyone in the bar. It just turned out this was a lucky day for the unnamed bartender. The ticket was worth $50k (£40k). Her colleagues celebrated together and the customer has vowed to do it again the future, especially when the jackpots are high.
The bartender tipped a Powerball ticket who won $50k wished to remain anonymous. The same is also true of the player who bought the ticket. They also kept their place of work anonymous to protect the other employees and the management. Stories like this make the world of lottery much more interesting. Even people who do not play can find fate crosses their path and drop winnings into their lap. This is not the first case of a lottery ticket given in lieu of a tip and it’s unlikely to be the last.