Gift Responsibly, please

I’ve got a list a mile long of the Christmas to-do’s that are still hanging out there! I’m sure you do to. You know, food you need for Christmas day, cookies to bake, and all of those last-minute gifts to buy and wrap!

Our Ohio Lottery instant tickets are always popular stocking stuffers and gift add-ons. They can make up the last $5 on a $25 gift exchange or make a nice little surprise in someone’s stocking, but that someone should be an adult age 18 or older. We want to remind you to gift responsibly if you are planning to give lottery tickets to those on your list.

The Ohio Lottery and the National Council on Problem Gambling are reminding gift givers to be responsible when giving lottery tickets as gifts this holiday season. In a recent study conducted at Yale University youngsters who received instant lottery tickets as a gift tended to begin gambling earlier in life, a possible risk factor for more severe gambling disorders later.  

Our games are intended for adults 18 and older who enjoy playing them. We are committed to responsible gambling and urge adult responsibility when considering gifts and stocking stuffers. 

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the Ohio Problem Gambling Hotline at 1-800-589-9966 or visit

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