ATMs that dispense lottery tickets arrive in Minnesota

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Automatic teller machines are as secure as money in the bank ... aren't they?

Well maybe not, if you're using them to dispense games of chance.

Minnesota Lottery fans can use their debit cards to purchase lottery tickets from some ATMs in Duluth and Cloquet. The owner of the Duluth vendor providing the machines tells Forum News Service the company is the guinea pig for the state lottery. St. Cloud and Rochester are also test markets.

Winnings can be deposited directly to your bank account, should you be so lucky.

The ATMs are part of the lottery's move to make ticket purchases even easier -- a move that includes gas pumps that also sell tickets. Learn more on this page at the Minnesota Lottery website.

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