The Holiday Lottery campaign encourages parents and loved ones not to give lottery products as holiday gifts to minors. Research shows that the majority of adolescents gamble at least occasionally, and that lottery products may be a gateway to problem gambling. Youth gambling has been shown to be linked to other risk-taking and addictive behaviors such as smoking, drinking and drug use.
Every year, NCPG and McGill University partner with lotteries in the United States, Canada and around the world to send this important message. We welcome lottery organizations who wish to partner with us in this educational campaign, or who would wish to access our resources (including press release samples) to launch their own independent campaigns on this important topic. Community organizations are also encouraged and welcome to participate.
Remember: When giving a lottery product as a gift, please make sure you keep the person’s age in mind.
Please contact Amy Feinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the campaign.