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Pennsylvania Lottery testing payment with credit, debit cards

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Posted: February 11, 2016, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

Ontario, Puerto Rico, and Quebec also have Pick 2 lotteries. I prefer Pick 4. It pays more. Gotta love the Pick 4 utopia's: Oregon, Texas, and Tennessee!

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    Posted: February 11, 2016, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

    Been buying lottery tickets with my debit card for years ..... NOT telling where because sometimes I don't have the cash.   Now they are going to make it legal?   Hahaahahahahaaa!!!

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      Posted: February 12, 2016, 2:39 am - IP Logged

      this will be major trouble for those who can't control their spending.

      lots don't care about their credit, or what they owe so this may be 

      something that comes back on the pa lotto for pushing this. 

      what they gain may not be what they hoped for if people don't pay

      up. problem gamblers may have a field day for awhile

      It's almost worth the gamble. Max out your card buying lotto tickets. Claim bankruptcy and buy a new car in a few years. High interest for a year, no problem.I know a few folks that have claimed and succeeded.

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        Posted: February 12, 2016, 10:17 am - IP Logged

        Credit cards to buy lottery tickets?  Are they nuts!

        My thoughts exactly.  Can't wait for the headlines though.

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          Posted: February 12, 2016, 10:22 am - IP Logged

          It's being done in preparation for a Cashless America. Once it is implemented in other Countries can America be far behind? http://www.cnbc.com/2015/05/15/this-country-is-trying-to-go-cash-free.html

          They have been priming the pump for a cashless society here for a while now,  it is a great way to control people.  It is very ripe for the government to abuse too since they can shut your accounts down for dissent or anything else.

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            Posted: February 12, 2016, 10:27 am - IP Logged

            Been buying lottery tickets with my debit card for years ..... NOT telling where because sometimes I don't have the cash.   Now they are going to make it legal?   Hahaahahahahaaa!!!

            Years ago was told in this small town I could buy lottery tickets with a debit card.  Had commented how come they can buy cancer sticks with a card and I can't play lotto with a debit card.  That's when she enlightened me.

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              Posted: February 12, 2016, 11:44 am - IP Logged

              this will be major trouble for those who can't control their spending.

              lots don't care about their credit, or what they owe so this may be 

              something that comes back on the pa lotto for pushing this. 

              what they gain may not be what they hoped for if people don't pay

              up. problem gamblers may have a field day for awhile

              But these people have always been able to use their credit cards for lottery even if retailers won't accept cards as payment.  They just pay the 10% fee on those "convenience" checks the card issuer so kindly mails to you every month, and use the cash for lottery while paying an additional 25% financing that "convenience" check. 

              People who aren't responsible with their credit or their finances find a way to continue being irresponsible.

              I'm grateful for those people because they allow the credit card companies to pay people like me those 1 - 5% incentives for using their card.  One actually paid 10% on certain purchases for a couple weeks around Christmas.  I'm a responsible user who always pays off my balance.  I don't pay any fees or interest, ever.  I actually make several hundred dollars a year from the credit card issuers by using my cards RESPONSIBLY.  And everyone who has a credit card has that choice.  I'm not special.

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                Posted: February 12, 2016, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                I thought there was some kind of law forbidding lottery purchases gambling purchases using credit cards or debit cards.

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                  Posted: February 13, 2016, 2:08 am - IP Logged

                  I play the Massachusetts lottery by subscription. I have renewed recently by phone and payed with a debit card. No fees or interest charges. The subscription service is available across the US.

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                    Posted: February 13, 2016, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                    About 30 years ago or so Ohio had that option. They stopped it a long time ago. I used to hang out at a bar where many of us played scratch offs.

                    I would take the cash and put the tickets on my CC or Gas card. Never won anything big. But you got to pay the CC back.

                    It could get you in big trouble financially.

                    Bad idea, stick with the cash payments. Many people could get in debt quicker than you think.

                    Take it from me, because I know that it is not worth it.

                    "If you can't pay it, Don't play it."

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                      Posted: February 13, 2016, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                      So in Tobacco shops you can optionally buy a pack of Marlboros and lottery tickets together with a debit or credit card? I'm not a smoker but I sort of like the idea especially at lottery terminals when I don't have exact change or no cash.

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                        Posted: February 14, 2016, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                        I thought there was some kind of law forbidding lottery purchases gambling purchases using credit cards or debit cards.

                        Thus this article!  Bash

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                          Simpsonville
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                          Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                          I play the Massachusetts lottery by subscription. I have renewed recently by phone and payed with a debit card. No fees or interest charges. The subscription service is available across the US.

                          Maybe you will win Megabucks Doubler...it is a long flight for you to get those monies.  I should know, but don't, how do they contact you for the big win?  I'll go on the website and search that one out.

                          You can no longer use American Express to purchase their tickets.

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                            Posted: February 14, 2016, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

                            Maybe you will win Megabucks Doubler...it is a long flight for you to get those monies.  I should know, but don't, how do they contact you for the big win?  I'll go on the website and search that one out.

                            You can no longer use American Express to purchase their tickets.

                            Under FAQ:  'Jackpot prize winners are notified to come to the Braintree office to claim their prize'.

                             

                            Prizes under $600 are mailed to the subscriber; though some prizes require a social security number verification.  Don't know how that works with a foreign country player.

                             

                            So you could fly to Logan, take the blue line inbound and red line outbound to Braintree.  Naturally when you win big bucks flying from Australia you would probably hire a limousine.

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                              Posted: February 14, 2016, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

                              Enabling the gambling addicts with another way to play.     Guess PA lottery needs to compete with the casinos.