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Florida lawmakers move to allow lottery sales as gas pumps, ATMs

Topic closed. 20 replies. Last post 2 years ago by Hermanus104.

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Tialuvslotto's avatar - Jailin
United States
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December 31, 2013
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Posted: November 19, 2015, 7:28 am - IP Logged

The Governor of Texas told their lottery director to back off expanding their lottery, NJ says no home delivery and the Wyoming legislators said no to Keno while Florida is making it easier to buy tickets. The Ohio Lottery has terminals in beer, wine, smokes, and snacks drive-thrus where players don't get out of their car.

"For the responsible consumer, it's about convenience," said State Rep. Darryl Rouson (D-St. Petersburg). "For the irresponsible consumer, they're going to be irresponsible anyway."

Let's hope the anti-gambling people don't join forces anti-obesity people; they will stop the fast food businesses from taking debit/credit cards and make they them close their drive-thru windows.

"Let's hope the anti-gambling people don't join forces anti-obesity people; they will stop the fast food businesses from taking debit/credit cards and make they them close their drive-thru windows."

Thanks, Stack!  Best laugh I've had for a while.  Green laugh

"There is no such thing as luck; only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

~Robert A. Heinlein

    Gleno's avatar - Lottery-001.jpg
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    September 25, 2009
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    Posted: November 20, 2015, 10:34 am - IP Logged

    Buying lottery tickets with a credit or debit card is not a wise move.



      sully16's avatar - sharan
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      Posted: November 21, 2015, 7:08 am - IP Logged

      I would never use a credit card that way, but what someone else does with their credit is no concern to me.

      Congrats to the 2018 Graduates.

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        Posted: November 21, 2015, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

        Buying lottery tickets on credit cards? Hmmm... They can argue convenience and increased sales all day , I smell disaster.

        "I'm telling you hon, it took $443.27 to fill the car up!  Here's the receipt from the pump, honest!  Straight from the pump!"   Argue

        Also, who is going to pay the fees associated with lottery credit card purchases?  MUSL certainly will not, at least not in the long haul, and you can bet the retailers aren't going to be either.  There will have to be a tack on fee, not that the card users will mind, after all, what's a another buck or so to add to that balance, a win will pay for it.

          I'm feeling a $312,000,000.00 jackpot win coming my way!

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          Posted: November 22, 2015, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

          I would never try it but someone in NC did win 227k from buying at the pump.                                                     


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            Posted: November 26, 2015, 9:41 am - IP Logged

            And here in Oklahoma OLC doesn't allow debit card purchases for lottery tickets Bang Head

            This is true of South Carolina as well, at least as of November 29. I went to play their 3-ball game after I saw two license plates that both had the number 426 on them side-by-side, and I had to cancel my purchase because I could not find the cash that I had put in my pocket to buy the tickets. I went back to my car, got other cash, and did not win anything.

            Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

            In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!