Powerball and Mega Millions tickets available right at the gas pump.
The New Mexico lottery has teamed with Linq3 in the rollout of Play at the Pump technology. As a result, New Mexico convenience store retailers will be able to offer their fueling customers the ability to buy Powerball and Mega Millions tickets directly from the gas pump dispenser.
Play at the Pump brings the lottery to busy consumers, delivering a fast, convenient and secure way to play and win on the go. Consumers simply swipe their debit card at the gas pump, where they can then purchase lottery draw games in a matter of seconds. And, players who provide phone numbers will receive Quick Pick lottery numbers and win notifications directly to their mobile phone. This new way to buy fits today’s busy, connected lifestyle.
“Each time we secure a new partnership, it’s a victory for the c-store retailer and their customers,” said Daniel Cage, Linq3 president and founder. “From age verification to redeeming low-tier winnings directly back to the consumer’s debit card, retailers automate it all directly from the fuel pump. Playing Powerball or Mega Millions has never been easier.”
“The world is changing and lottery players have told us they want more convenient ways to buy our jackpot games,” said David Barden, New Mexico Lottery CEO. “We look forward to seeing how it works and the benefits it brings players through improved accessibility.”
New Mexico is another step in the journey for Linq3 as the company continues its expansion across the U.S. Play at the Pump is now integrated in both Gilbarco’s Passport and Verifone’s Commander gas pump POS/forecourt controller systems, with NCR’s RPOS an addition by the end of 2016. These three POS/controller systems support 95% of the U.S. gas retail sector.
New Mexico retailers interested in adopting the Play at the Pump solution can contact Michele Ariano at [email protected]. And consumers looking for a new way to play lottery need only keep their eyes peeled for participating retailers nearby.