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7-Eleven to sell lottery tickets online at kiosks

Insider BuzzInsider Buzz: 7-Eleven to sell lottery tickets online at kiosks

7-Eleven Inc. is putting lottery tickets at its customers' fingertips.

The Dallas, Texas, convenience store chain has added lottery ticket sales to services available at its Vcom electronic commerce kiosks in 1,000 stores in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

The kiosks are available in at least 49 metro Orlando locations and offer 24-hour ATM, financial and other services.

7-Eleven sees the online lottery sales as enhancing customer service and increasing the company's share of the U.S. lottery business, worth $36 billion annually.

"For our lottery-playing customers, buying lottery tickets through Vcom is a new way to play and pay and can shorten check-out lines," says Brady Giddens, 7-Eleven's director for Vcom products and services, in a written statement.

7-Eleven is partnering with lottery-transaction processor GTECH to provide the online lottery sales. GTECH contracts with 25 U.S. lotteries.

Orlando Business Journal

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JAP69's avatar - alas
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Posted: July 29, 2003, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

Now how can a 7-11 sell lottery tickets online when the states do not even allow it.
Now if I live in S.C. can I play other states by this method?
What is v-com?

WHATT

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    Posted: July 29, 2003, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

    No, they're just going to sell tickets in the store using an ATM-style machine.  The term "online" doesn't mean "on the internet", it means that a human is not involved in the sale.

     

    Check the State Lottery Report Card
    What grade did your lottery earn?

     

    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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      Posted: July 29, 2003, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

      I sure wish they would change that.......I want to play other places besides Ky...maybe we should investigate what it takes to remove the restrictions....does anyone know how the restrictions got to be put in place in the first place?  I always thought it was Sexy Bill...maybe I am wrong.

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      You never know when you will get another hit.