Play at the Pump: A different way to buy lottery tickets

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The Powerball keeps getting bigger and bigger and is at $900 million before Saturday night's drawing.

With a record number of tickets being bought, lines can often be long. For those who don't like to wait, there's an alternative -- Play at the Pump.

At over 120 locations in the state (with four in the Raleigh area), people can choose to buy MegaMillions or Powerball tickets right from the fuel pump. North Carolina is one of three states to offer Play at the Pump.

The lottery numbers are printed right on the receipt and there's also an option to have them texted to a phone. An alert will be sent if you're a winner, officials say.

Check out the demo and see how it's done at