The controversial issue of acceptance of credit cards has recent emerged in New Mexico:
In an effort to boost ticket sales for New Mexico’s struggling lottery, DemocraticState Senator John Arthur Smith has proposed a bill to allow players to purchase tickets with their credit cards. At this time, the only payments accepted for lottery tickets are cash and, in some venues, debit cards or prepaid cards.
Another issue to consider is the fees that lottery ticket sellers will have to payfor credit card processing. Will they have to boost their ticket prices to accommodate this new payment option, or will the lottery fund absorb the fees?