CHARLOTTE, N.C. – More convenience stores are looking at an option for customers to Play at the Pump, where with one swipe of a debit card, customers can both pay for gas and play the lottery.
The Foodmart off Central Avenue is one of four locations near uptown Charlotte that offers Play at the Pump. The owner said customers have won big at his store. He installed the new machines about a year ago because of their convenience and better security, because the lottery can lead to long lines inside the store.
The idea of using a debit card at the pump can bring up concerns about skimmers.