A bartender was tipped $17,500 after selling a winning lottery ticket to a customer. On Oct. 7, MSN reported that Oregon resident, Aurora Kephart, who works at Conway's Restaurant and Lounge, was given a winning KENO ticket by a customer. When she said that she couldn't accept the ticket, the customer insisted, making her sign the back so that she would be the only one who could cash it.
"She's one of our very best employees and she's been here almost four years," said Conway's owner, George Conway. Kephart felt so awkward accepting the ticket but the generous customer gave her no choice.
The bartender tipped $17,500 says that she won't be quitting her job but she's thankful to have been given the extra money because she needs it to buy some furniture. She also plans to put some money in a savings account for a rainy day.
It was undoubtedly a very generous thing for the customer to do, and one has to wonder if that customer was independently wealthy or if he was older and didn't have use for the money. It's not every day that someone hits the lottery and gives another person all of their winnings... nothing about the customer, however, was reported.
The bartender tipped $17,500 can be seen in the video above.
© Effie Orfanides 2013