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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: February 28, 2008, 12:18 am - IP Logged

On Tuesday evening I purchased my daily Fantasy 5 ticket, and believe it or not, I didn't even have one lousy dollar in my wallet.  This has never happened to me before.  How embarrassing! Fortunately, nobody was in back of me.  :-)   

The clerk at Albertson's asked me if I had a debit card and told me to swipe it and enter my PIN.  I asked for cash back too (why not?) and she gave me a ticket, $10 and a receipt for $11.   It said "Lottery Purchase $1.00 "

I never realized debit cards are accepted in Florida.  Did she just do me a favor? 

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    Posted: February 28, 2008, 1:40 am - IP Logged

    On Tuesday evening I purchased my daily Fantasy 5 ticket, and believe it or not, I didn't even have one lousy dollar in my wallet.  This has never happened to me before.  How embarrassing! Fortunately, nobody was in back of me.  :-)   

    The clerk at Albertson's asked me if I had a debit card and told me to swipe it and enter my PIN.  I asked for cash back too (why not?) and she gave me a ticket, $10 and a receipt for $11.   It said "Lottery Purchase $1.00 "

    I never realized debit cards are accepted in Florida.  Did she just do me a favor? 

    Most stores in Ohio take debit cards.

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      Posted: February 28, 2008, 1:46 am - IP Logged

      Most stores in Ohio take debit cards.

      Here on Tx you can buy lottery tickets with debit cards.

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        Posted: February 28, 2008, 2:12 am - IP Logged

        Justxploring 

        "I never realized debit cards are accepted in Florida.  Did she just do me a favor? "

        Or a tremendous disservice!

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        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: February 28, 2008, 2:44 am - IP Logged

          Debit cards are essentially cash, and Coin Toss is right that it could have been a disservice. Unlike a credit card, you can't spend money you don't have, but like a credit card, you can spend money and not see it leaving your wallet. For a lot of people that makes it too easy to spend more than they need to. For others it's a way of avoiding huge finance charges from excessive credit card use.

          FWIW, some time back a poster observed that you can use a credit card to buy a store gift card, and then (immediately) use that to buy lottery tickets.

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            Posted: February 28, 2008, 9:12 am - IP Logged

            I haven't tried buying lottery tickets with a debit card, but I don't see why not. Like KY Floyd said, it is basically cash. On the other hand, I know you ae not allowed to buy tickets with a credit card.

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              Posted: February 28, 2008, 9:51 am - IP Logged

              We can do it in Cali  too,  If i'm not mistaken only credit cards are unnacceptable.

                LottoVantage's avatar - BRITIS 3.GIF
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                Posted: February 28, 2008, 10:19 am - IP Logged

                I only use my debit card for debit activity at my banks ATM. If I use it in a store or whatever, I use it as a credit card. Why? Because anyone around you including the clerk can steal your PIN number and play havoc with your bank account. When used as credit no PIN number is required.

                 

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                  Posted: February 28, 2008, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                  We take checks and debit cards to play the lotto.  Considered Cash...

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                    Posted: February 28, 2008, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                    On Tuesday evening I purchased my daily Fantasy 5 ticket, and believe it or not, I didn't even have one lousy dollar in my wallet.  This has never happened to me before.  How embarrassing! Fortunately, nobody was in back of me.  :-)   

                    The clerk at Albertson's asked me if I had a debit card and told me to swipe it and enter my PIN.  I asked for cash back too (why not?) and she gave me a ticket, $10 and a receipt for $11.   It said "Lottery Purchase $1.00 "

                    I never realized debit cards are accepted in Florida.  Did she just do me a favor? 

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                      Posted: February 28, 2008, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                      Here in Delaware no lottery purchase is allowed with a debit card (CASH ONLY)!

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                        Posted: February 29, 2008, 3:05 am - IP Logged

                        Since you can get a cash advance with your debit card, not allowing certain types of purchases with it is rather pointless. In many places there will be an ATM only a few feet from the lottery terminal anyway. It seems to me that makes it even more ridicuous than laws banning alcohol sales before noon on Sunday, which is nothing but dicrimination aginst people who don't plan ahead.