This Season, Gift Responsibly. Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play.

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 bring awareness of the risks of giving minors (under 18) lottery tickets as gifts.

This holiday, give a child a gift, not a ticket – and have the conversation with your family about the risks of gambling.

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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