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Missouri Lottery considering tickets at gas pumps

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missourians might have another choice at the gas pump someday: regular, premium, or Powerball.

The state lottery is going to launch a pilot project at fifteen stations, or so, that will let gas-buyers get lottery tickets at the pump or at ATMs inside the convenience store. Spokesman Gary Gonder says 70 percent of lottery players pay for their gas at the pump.

The system would let buyers use their debit cards just as they do now. But they'd be offered a chance to buy lottery tickets at the same time they buy gas.

Prizes of $600 or less would be directly deposited into the cardholder's bank account. Bigger prizes would have to be claimed at a lottery office.

Gonder says the pilot project will continue for six months to a year before a decision is made about taking the system statewide.

Minnesota is the only state that has this option now.

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Posted: May 31, 2013, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

Awesome idea...bring this to Florida ASAP!

...Someone's going to win eventually...

...Never know, could be me...

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: May 31, 2013, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

    Capital idea!

    Let's get the clerks totally out of the process!

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      Posted: May 31, 2013, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

      I thought they won't let you buy a lottery ticket with a card (debit or credit) since there is a fee associated with the card that the lottery doesn't want to pay.

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        Posted: June 1, 2013, 1:48 am - IP Logged

        No thanks, the winnings get deposited directly into your bank account??? I don't want the lottery having my personal information unless I'm claiming a top prize.

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          Posted: June 1, 2013, 1:49 am - IP Logged

          No thanks, the winnings get deposited directly into your bank account??? I don't want the lottery having my personal information unless I'm claiming a top prize.

          I Agree!

          The Struggle is real!

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            Posted: June 1, 2013, 2:51 am - IP Logged

            No thanks, the winnings get deposited directly into your bank account??? I don't want the lottery having my personal information unless I'm claiming a top prize.

            Worse than that, you don't want your financial institution to know that you are gambling on a regular basis.

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              Posted: June 1, 2013, 5:58 am - IP Logged

              No thanks, the winnings get deposited directly into your bank account??? I don't want the lottery having my personal information unless I'm claiming a top prize.

              Amounts up to $600.00 deposited to your debit card, so say you hit  $500.00 ten times and won $5,000.00, under the old system you get the cash and there is no trace for taxes. Under the "Pay at the Pump" the State Lottery will have your winnings on record and will expect you to pay tax on $5,000.00 of gambling winnings.

              I agree, they should'nt be in my business unless it's a big prize amount.

              "Don't be a Dummy, Make 'Dat Money"

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                Posted: June 1, 2013, 9:03 am - IP Logged

                No thanks, I like the smaller prizes deposited right into my hand lol.

                Remember to flip 6's 9's, mirror front and end #'s, and do front/back3 for a hit!

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                  Posted: June 1, 2013, 9:07 am - IP Logged

                  Not a good idea. I wouldn't go for it, it will leave a trace on smaller prizes and I would end up owing the I.R.S. , plus the thought of it malfunctioning or me pressing the wrong numbers and end up spitting up $1000 worth tickets and over drafting my account is not appealing, especially when lotto tickets are non-refundable.

                  I rarely ever buy my tickets from the machines, I prefer to get my tickets from the clerks hand. I wouldn't mind buying online though, that would be a nice option to have.

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                    Posted: June 1, 2013, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                    Lottery tickets at the pump? The lottery having your financial info to deposit into your accounts? The bank knowing your gambling habits....  Big brother wants to be everywhere he can.

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                      Posted: June 1, 2013, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                      Not a good idea. I wouldn't go for it, it will leave a trace on smaller prizes and I would end up owing the I.R.S. , plus the thought of it malfunctioning or me pressing the wrong numbers and end up spitting up $1000 worth tickets and over drafting my account is not appealing, especially when lotto tickets are non-refundable.

                      I rarely ever buy my tickets from the machines, I prefer to get my tickets from the clerks hand. I wouldn't mind buying online though, that would be a nice option to have.

                      If you ever do use a machine for lottery purchases you will quickly learn its quirks. It may cost you a few bucks in the process but in the end may be worth it. In the case of the machine having your debt card it could cost you a lot of bucks. Yes Nod


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                        Posted: June 1, 2013, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                        It's aways fun when I forget to shut off the pump and it goes all the way to $100.


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                          Posted: June 1, 2013, 9:26 am - IP Logged

                          Lottery tickets at the pump? The lottery having your financial info to deposit into your accounts? The bank knowing your gambling habits....  Big brother wants to be everywhere he can.

                          I Agree! I try to keep discretionary purchases off my debt card.

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                            Posted: June 1, 2013, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                            Obamacare will be making direct withdrawals from your bank accounts next year anyway.

                            And the IRS is in charge of the whole shootin' match so Conservatives will pay extra.

                            So it really don't make no nevermind what you do to protect your info now.

                            The IRS and Obamacare are comin'.

                            And Hell's comin' with 'em.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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