It's that time of year when we're all rushing around in search of the perfect gift, and when it comes down to the wire or spending a few extra bucks, many gift givers turn to lottery tickets as a gift add-on. They're fun and the recipient could end up with a much bigger gift, but we want to make sure that lottery tickets aren't given as gifts to minors.
Let's make it “the most responsible time of the year” by discouraging the gifting of lottery products to minors. Lottery games are great gifts for adults, but they are not appropriate for children. Ohio Lottery games are for people age 18 and over.
Every year the Ohio Lottery joins the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors and several other lotteries in the national holiday campaign to increase public awareness about the serious issue of youth gambling.
Research shows that youth gambling can lead to more severe gambling disorders later in life and has been shown to be linked to other addictive behaviors such as smoking, drinking and drug use.
The national holiday campaign is one of many endeavors the Ohio Lottery has undertaken to continuously improve its responsible gambling program.
For more information on the NCPG’s Holiday Campaign, please visit http://www.ncpgambling.org/programs-resources/programs/holiday-lottery-campaign/
to read more about the Ohio Lottery’s responsible gaming efforts.