The record breaking $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot has many dreaming, but the Ohio Lottery wants you to remember – It’s just a game, so keep it fun and play responsibly.
Your odds of winning the jackpot on Wednesday night are one in 292,201,338. Players really need to keep that in perspective. A few simple responsible gaming tips for those who choose to gamble include:
- Set and stick to a limit of time and money
- Think of it as entertainment, not an investment
- Don’t borrow money to gamble
- Don’t gamble to escape feelings of anxiety, stress or depression.
Anyone needing information concerning problem gambling can call the confidential Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966, any time 24 hours a day or visit the Ohio for Responsible Gambling website at www.org.ohio.gov.