North Carolina Education Lottery players won't have to go the local convenience or grocery store to regularly buy tickets for big jackpot games.
The lottery begins a subscription service Thursday. That means people can register on the lottery's web site to purchase a minimum of two weeks' worth of tickets for up to three games - the twice-weekly multistate Powerball and Mega Millions and daily Carolina Cash 5.
About a dozen states now have a subscription service, which North Carolina lottery officials hope will increase sales for the games by 1 to 2 percent. Third-party vendors will collect banking and personal data and ensure players are at least 18 and are buying from a North Carolina-based computer terminal.
Winnings below $600 will be transferred directly to subscribers' checking accounts.
To sign up for the subscription service, users need to go to the lottery website and then click on the Lucke-Zone (Players Club) box.
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