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The Lottery Was Not Created For Poor People To Play

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Posted: December 10, 2014, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

If people are using their EBT cards to buy lottery tickets then they are being aided by merchants who are making money doing it. They probably are the ones also making money by discounting their winning tickets.

Some stores will take debit cards for lottery tickets and some won't and if an EBT card is used as a debit card, they can be used for payment. I was told there are different types of EBT cards and the one I saw being used to purchase lottery tickets probably had a pin and could be used get cash.

I have no idea of how the public assistance system works, but based on some of the purchases I see using EBT cards, some people are getting too much.

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    Posted: December 11, 2014, 12:10 am - IP Logged

    Some stores will take debit cards for lottery tickets and some won't and if an EBT card is used as a debit card, they can be used for payment. I was told there are different types of EBT cards and the one I saw being used to purchase lottery tickets probably had a pin and could be used get cash.

    I have no idea of how the public assistance system works, but based on some of the purchases I see using EBT cards, some people are getting too much.

    As I understand it in Ohio all lottery tickets transactions are supposed to be done in cash and sales are final after leaving the place of purchase.

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      Posted: December 11, 2014, 2:20 am - IP Logged

      As I understand it in Ohio all lottery tickets transactions are supposed to be done in cash and sales are final after leaving the place of purchase.

      It probably depends on the store in KY because I was told both ways. Had I not saw someone purchase scratch-offs with an EBT card, I wouldn't think that was possible either.