Each holiday season, The Center joins the National Council on Problem Gambling, the Center on Youth Gambling Problems & High-Risk Behaviors and lotteries in the United States (including the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency), Canada and internationally to send an important reminder:
Parents, family members and friends should NOT give lottery tickets as gifts to minors under the age of 18.
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This holiday, give a child a toy, not a ticket.
If you or anyone you know, no matter the age, is gambling problematically, or is struggling with gambling addiction, call or text 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) or visit and chat at helpmygamblingproblem.org.
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