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2018 Press Releases

December 11, 2018

 

Gift Responsibly This Holiday Season

Dover, DE — The Delaware Lottery reminds everyone that you must be 18 or older to play Delaware Lottery Instant Games and Draw Games. Additionally, studies show that purchasing tickets for minors can lead to gambling problems later in life -so please remember to gift responsibly this holiday season.

According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, many young people report their first gambling experience between 9 – 11 years old, and approximately 80% of high-school adolescents report having gambled for money this past year.

“We take great pride in working with our retailers to ensure Delaware Lottery Games aren’t sold to minors,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “We want to remind our customers, especially with the holidays approaching, that our games should not be purchased as gifts for children.”

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the Delaware Gambling Helpline — right away. Free, professional advice and assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About the Delaware Lottery:
Since the start of operations in 1975, the Delaware Lottery has contributed nearly $5.2 billion to the state’s General Fund to help finance needed state services that benefit everyone in Delaware. The Lottery offers a variety of games: POWERBALL®, MEGA MILLIONS®, LOTTO AMERICA®, MULTI-WIN LOTTO, LUCKY FOR LIFE®, PLAY 3, PLAY 4, Keno®, iGaming and assorted Instant Games, Video Lottery, Sports Lottery and Table Games. Delaware Lottery game and promotional details are available at delottery.com, at licensed locations, and from the Lottery’s office in Dover.

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