QuikTrip Halts Debit Card Purchases of Lottery Tickets

QuikTrip Halts Debit Card Purchases of Lottery Tickets

August 21, 2014         Written By Lynn Oldshue

If you use your debit card to pay for lottery tickets, you’ll have to go somewhere other than QuikTrip.

Beginning this week, the gas station chain is no longer accepting debit card payments in exchange for lottery tickets. All purchases of lottery tickets must be made with cash only.

In some states, there are laws in place that prevent people from paying for lottery tickets with credit cards. QuikTrip was founded in Oklahoma, which happens to be one of these states.

The new policy will impact QuikTrips in all eleven states where they have stores.

QuikTrip is far from the first convenience store line to enforce this type of rule. Many stores have started to do this because of the extensive credit card theft that America has experienced over the past year. Other stores have stopped card purchases of lottery tickets because of the interchange or swipe fees they have to pay for these sales. QT is simply joining the crowd.

If you don’t carry cash, you could withdraw money from the ATM at the store. You will likely pay a fee with the ATM machine and perhaps your card provider, but this is one way to get the lottery ticket.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of August 21, 2014. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Lynn Oldshue

Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for LowCards.com for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
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