The Lottery has partnered with the National Council on Problem Gambling and McGill University to remind players that tickets are not responsible gifts for minors.
US.- The Michigan Lottery has teamed up with the National Council on Problem Gambling and McGill University to remind players to practice responsible giving this holiday season when using Lottery tickets as gifts. Lottery players must be at least 18 years old, so tickets shouldn’t be used as gifts for minors. This includes tickets for games such as Mega Millions, Powerball, and Lucky For Life, as well as instant game tickets.
The Lottery´s website states: “Research shows that children who gamble run a higher risk of developing gambling problems as adults. Please be mindful and practice responsible giving when gifting lottery tickets. While lottery products make great gifts for loved ones, they should not be given to minors”.
The site offers a list of places to ask for help and support with a gambling problem, including the Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline, the National Council on Problem Gambling, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.