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    VeriFone Bringing Lottery Sales to Fuel Dispensers

    Customers will be able to pay for lottery purchases with a debit or credit card via interactive digital screens.

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- VeriFone Systems Inc. will soon enable lottery sales through card payment acceptance systems at fuel dispensers, the company announced. Consumer-interactive digital screens in VeriFone's payment-enabled media systems will allow consumers to pay for lottery purchases with debit or credit cards. Integrated printers will provide receipts, and the actual lottery numbers will be stored in user accounts in the clouds.

    "Convenience, speed and security are the three key elements that make payment systems in taxis, at fuel pumps and other VeriFone-enabled locations ideal venues for expanding access to lottery tickets," said Bud Waller, VeriFone’s vice chairman. "This is yet another transaction-based consumer experience that VeriFone is and will continue to bring to taxis and pumps everywhere, along with digital coupons, promotions and loyalty programs."

    VeriFone is in the process of rolling out payment-enabled media systems to fuel dispensers across the United States as gas station owners upgrade their systems. The company also provides these systems to more than 14,000 taxis and top multi-lane retailers throughout the country.

    VeriFone plans to partner with Linq3 to create a network to securely process lottery transactions in all 44 lottery-sanctioned states, the company said. A pilot program is expected to be initiated in the near future.

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