Myth vs. Fact: Debit, Credit and the Missouri Lottery

Myth: It is illegal or against Missouri Lottery policy to allow debit and credit purchases of Lottery products.


  • There is no law or Missouri Lottery policy that prevents the purchase of Lottery products at retail using debit or credit.

  • The decision to accept debit or credit for Lottery purchases is up to individual retailers and what is best for their businesses.

  • Retailers who advertise their acceptance of debit and credit for Lottery purchases have reported sales growth.