Taylor Russey did not know the worth of the tip ticket until the next day when the lucky woman scanned it at the lottery terminal.
A regular customer at a bar in Missouri often offers tickets as tips to the bartenders and staff. Recently, one of the bartenders got lucky when the ticket she got turned out to be the most generous tip of her life.
Thirty-three-year-old Taylor Russey, an employee at Bleacher’s Bar in the city of O’Fallon, received a whopping amount of $50,000 through a golden ticket left by a generous customer.
Now this reminds me of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
"He does this every now and then, and when he does, he still tips regularly. It's just something nice he does for us," Taylor explained while talking about the bar-regular who had asked to stay anonymous.
It was the next day when Taylor scanned her ticket at the built-in terminal of her work place. "It told me I couldn’t cash it, that I had to claim the prize at a lottery office because I won $50,000. I kind of stood there for a second, looked at the cook and then looked at the ticket before I started laughing and then I started crying."
When asked about her colleagues who might have felt jealous as their co-worker got rich within minutes, Russey said something we had not anticipated.
"Honestly, I haven’t had anybody say anything negative to me at all. Everybody’s been supportive and congratulating me. It’s become a very public news story."