A bartender in Missouri received the tip of a lifetime when a customer gave her a Powerball ticket that ended up winning $50,000. Taylor Russey, 33, said the regular patron gave out Powerball tickets as part of his tip on October 18th for her good service that evening at Bleacher’s Bar in O’Fallon. “He does this every now and then, and when he does, he still tips regularly,” Russey said of the generous gentleman who has asked to remain anonymous. “It’s just something nice he does for us.”
Russey scanned the ticket at the bar’s lottery terminal the following day and immediately knew something was up. “It told me I couldn’t cash it, that I had to claim the prize at a lottery office because I won $50,000,” Russey said. The bartender said she had no major plans for her windfall aside from getting necessary dental work. She also says she doesn’t intend to buy anything extravagant or quit her job of almost three years.