Is it possible for credit cards to buy lotto tickets in NY?
The answer to the question about playing the lottery is here.
At some point in our lives, most of us have fantasized about becoming a multi-millionaire overnight. You have to use cash only if you want to get one. Correct, and here is how we got to that answer.
If you would like to use a card, you have to go to the cashier. Cash remains the only option for the lotto machines. Employees at the store tell us that a lot of people do that, but they may not be able to use cards everywhere.
The New York State Gaming Commission told us they don’t require accepted forms of payment for lottery products. Cashless options for vending machines are being considered by the NY lottery.
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We went through an analysis of it bankrate.com. It shows that many states don’t allow credit cards to be used to buy lottery tickets.
Problem gambling is the main reason for that position, to prevent people from taking on debt when they get sucked into the promises of wealth. That can lead to serious money problems.
If you have a gambling problem, you can visit NYProblemGamblingHelp.org or call the number 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369). You can send a text message HOPENY (467369).