Please Remember: Lottery tickets are not for children
The Michigan Lottery is again joining with the National Council on Problem Gambling and McGill University to remind everyone that lottery tickets are not responsible gifts for anyone under the age of 18. 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 this holiday season. While lottery products make great gifts for loved ones, they should not be given to minors.
Finding Help and Support for a Gambling Problem
The following list is a starting point for anyone seeking help or support for a gambling problem this holiday season:
Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-800-270-7117 – a toll-free, confidential, one-on-one helpline available 24/7 to any Michigan resident seeking help or information for a gambling problem.
National Council on Problem Gambling – serves as the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – provides a variety of services to Michigan residents affected by problem gambling, which include the Michigan Problem Gambling Helpline, programs for treatment and prevention, and gambling information for teens and children.
Michigan Association on Problem Gambling – a Michigan organization helping gamblers and their family members by presenting prevention and recovery information.