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2020 Press Releases

December 04, 2020

 

Celebrate responsibly over the holidays

Dover, DE — As the season of giving approaches, the Delaware Lottery would like to remind everyone that Delaware Lottery Instant Games, Draw Games and Sports Pick should never be given to children as gifts. All Delaware Lottery players must be 18 or older to purchase Instant and Draw Games, and 21 or older to purchase Sports Pick.

According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, early gambling experiences, including lottery tickets, are a risk factor for later gambling problems.

“Our retailers are dedicated to making sure our games are not sold to minors,” said Vernon Kirk, Director of the Delaware Lottery. “The holidays are a great time to share the fun of Delaware Lottery Games with friends and family, but we’d like to remind our players not to purchase them for anyone underage.”

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the Delaware Gambling Council on Gambling Problems Helpline at 1-888-850-8888 or visit DEProblemGambling.com. 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 $5.6 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®, Sports Lottery and Instant Games, iGaming, Video 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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