Holiday-themed scratch-off tickets are a popular gift this time of year because they are affordable and easy to purchase. We’d be remiss, though, if we didn’t send along this reminder - the Lottery is an activity for those adults over 18 who enjoy playing our games. The children in the State of Ohio win from the purchase of lottery tickets because all Ohio Lottery profits help support K-12 education in our state. Last year, the Ohio Lottery transferred more than $728 million dollars to education in Ohio. But putting Lottery tickets in the hands of children is not only irresponsible but also unlawful.
The Ohio Lottery is committed to responsible gaming and urges adult responsibility when considering gifts and stocking stuffers. Please, by all means, feel free to buy Ohio Lottery holiday instant tickets for the other adults on your list. But remember, you must be 18 to purchase and play Ohio Lottery games.
So please … enjoy the holiday season and please … play responsibly.
If you, or someone you know, has a gambling problem, help is available. For help call the Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966.