Bartender Receives Lottery Ticket as Tip, Wins $17,500

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In light of a Red Lobster patron leaving a racist note on the receipt of a recent meal, it's nice to know that not all customers aren't total A-Holes, isn't it?

Case in point: Aurora Kephart, a 25-year old waitress/bartender at Conway's Restaurant and Lounge in Springfield, Oregon was left two unplayed Keno tickets as a tip over the weekend.

She used one and earned $5. She then scanned the second… and won $17,500!

In response, a flustered Kephart told the customer that she couldn't possibly accept the ticket, but "he had me sign it and said, 'You're the only one who can cash it now,'" Aurora told ABC News.

Kephart did give the unidentified man a cut of her winnings, though, telling ABC:

"I forced him to take it. I'm too humble for that. I absolutely just want to pay it forward. I don't intend to keep all that money for myself."

Kephart plans to buy a new couch, save a bunch and also donate to a muscular dystrophy fundraiser.

We hope you see this story, minister who gave a waitress the total shaft, and think twice about your actions next time.

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. . . it's nice to know that not all customers aren't total A-Holes, isn't it . . . What? Please take a class in basic English.