Bill could allow lottery tickets to be purchased with debit card - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Bill could allow lottery tickets to be purchased with debit cards

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(KAIT) -

A bill that cleared a Senate committee last week could bring changes in the way lottery tickets can be purchased. 

The bill, Senate Bill 617, would allow stores to decide whether customers could use debit cards as a form of payment for lottery tickets. 

The bill would still not allow customers to pay with forms of deferred payment, such as credit cards. 

A Paragould Dodge Store employee said if the bill becomes a law, it would make her job easier. 

"We get a lot of customers that come in and want to buy lottery tickets, but then when they find out that they have to use cash they just walk out," said Hope Luttrell.  

Luttrell says since most people use debit cards over cash the store could make more money, if the bill passes. 

"I hope it does pass for the Dodge Store because it will help without sales," she said.  "Everybody carries a card now."

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Trent Garner, R-El Dorado, is set to be debated Monday in the state Senate. 

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:06 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-11-23 04:36:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

  • Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:07 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

  • Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:45 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

Powered by Frankly