Must Be Nice: Oregon Bartender Receives $17,500 Winning Lottery Ticket As Tip

- By Bossip Staff

Some people have all the luck.

Bartender Receives $17,500 Tip

Can we hold a stack?

According to The NY Daily News

Last week at Conway’s Restaurant and Lounge in Springfield, Ore. an unidentified male patron, who routinely gave bartender Aurora Kephart unplayed Keno tickets as tips, on Tuesday night asked her to select a pair.

Kephart chose wisely.

When she checked the numbers, the 25-year-old bartender found she had two winning tickets — one for $5 and one for $17,500.

“The look on his face was incredible,” Kephart told the Register-Guard newspaper. “I automatically handed it back to him. It was his ticket.”

The patron refused to take the ticket back and made Kephart sign it to seal the deal.

“The bar is 80% regulars, so everyone knows everyone,” she told the newspaper. “People were so excited for me.”

Kephart was able to keep her composure and finish her shift. She gave the patron a percentage of the winnings and plans to save most of the rest of it. She does, however, have her eye on a new couch.

“I never realized how expensive couches were,” she said. “Instead of waiting till Christmas or later, now I can buy something I really need.”

He knew he wanted to take that ticket back though.


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