Most waitresses would turn down their nose to anything but cash for a tip, but this Springfield, Oregon waitress is sure glad she didn’t. 25-year-old Aurora Kephart regularly receives unplayed Keno tickets from one of her regulars at Conway’s Restaurant and Lounge, and one has finally paid off. Last Thursday, Kephart picked two tickets out of the man’s stash and was a winner on both. The first was worth $5, but the second paid out $17,500. "The look on his face was incredible," Kephart told the (Eugene) Register-Guard. "I automatically handed it back to him; it was his ticket." But a tip’s a tip, and the customer refused to take it back, and even made Kephart sign the ticket so nobody could steal it from her. The next day she cashed in the winner, but demanded her benefactor at least share in the prize. “I couldn’t not give him some of it,” she said. Kephart plans to spend the rest on bills, charity and a new couch, which she had already set her sights on but couldn’t afford. "I never realized how expensive couches were," she said. "Instead of waiting till Christmas or later, now I can buy something I really need." Sounds like Christmas came early for someone!