Lottery Tickets Should Not Be Gifted to Children, Warns OLG
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation reminds parents and adults that lottery tickets are a form of gambling and should not be gifted to children and minors. OLG is a state-run agency that offers regulated gambling products for the Province of Ontario and reinvests proceeds from it in the local infrastructure and more.
Lottery tickets are not a good gift for children under 18. OLG provides information and resources on youth and gambling. In September 2022, the Crown corporation will introduce an improved version of its self-exclusion program “My PlayBreak”. It offers more flexibility and choice for when players want to take a break from gambling and is available in brick-and-mortar casinos, charitable gaming centres and on the OLg.ca platform. It also introduced new online payment options for the secure and intuitive purchase of digital lottery products on its website or app.