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Lottery ATM

So Non gamblers don't have to wait in line
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A touch screen machine allowing those who feel they can beat the odds to stand in a different line than those of us who have calc'd the odds.
Zimmy, Apr 01 2006

Halfbakery: Gambling ATM Gambling_20ATM
"What if you could actually play the lottery from your bank ATM?", asks Ian. [jutta, Apr 03 2006]


       Huh? I don't play the lottery, but I know it is different in different places. This idea needs explaining.
baconbrain, Apr 03 2006

       I think Zimmy dislikes queuing in the convenience store with people who want to buy lottery tickets, and wants them to use a separate, ATM-like interface instead. But that's just a guess.   

       There are many ticket-dispensing machines where I live, for smaller prices won immediately. They allow people who feel guilty about the irrationality of their gambling to indulge without having to face another human.
jutta, Apr 03 2006

       Nothing annoys me more than standing on line at my local corner store seemingly FOREVER because the clerk is assisting some schmuck who is getting $200 in lottery tickets.
Jscotty, Apr 04 2006

       I was just about to post "Bank Machine Lotto" where if you had an ATM card you could not only do your banking but play the local lotteries.... or maybe "double or nothing" the ATM on your withdrawal based on a RNG.
FlyingToaster, Aug 19 2009

       I saw one of these a few days ago.   

       I was very excited, as you might imagine.   

       Who owns that machine? Do you? (the store) or is it privatly owned? Can I buy one & put it wherever I want?   

       Owned by the Texas Lottery. I can not buy one.   

       Oh, well. The original intention of the idea was to shorten the line & segregate it from the lotto players & the actual purchasers of things.   

       Draw-win, I guess.
Zimmy, Jul 09 2010


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