It's that time of year when gift-giving is in full force, and Ohio Lottery tickets often come to the rescue of last-minute shoppers - but we don't want you to make the mistake of gifting lottery tickets to anyone under the age of 18.
Ohio Lottery Scratch-Offs are often a choice for a last-minute gift add-on or stocking stuffer, but they are not for kids
We want to remind our players and retail partners that lottery tickets are for adults aged 18 and over and are not suitable gifts for minors.
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.
Did you know that research by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) shows that early childhood gambling experiences, including those with lottery products, can be a risk factor for gambling problems later in life?
The Ohio Lottery is engaged in many responsible gambling programs to encourage responsible gambling. See our holiday spot encouraging responsible gifting here.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966.
You can find additional responsible gambling resources here.