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Responsible Holiday Gift Giving


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Oregon Lottery® Urges Responsible Holiday Gift Giving

December 06, 2010 - Salem, Ore. - With the holiday season upon us, the Oregon Lottery is urging parents, and adults in general, to remember that all Lottery products are for those 18 years of age and older.

Promoting the message of responsible gambling is a year-round effort for the Oregon Lottery. During the holidays, however, Lottery tickets are popular gifts and stocking stuffers. Because of their affordability, colorful nature and the possibility of winning a prize, these tickets often find their way into the hands of minors.

A recent national study showed that 19% of high school students reportedly received one or more lottery tickets or scratch-its as gifts, of which 86% came from family members. With those statistics in mind, the Lottery asks parents not to give children under 18 years of age Scratch-it tickets or any other type of Lottery ticket as gifts.

When it comes to holiday Lottery game gift giving, remember you must be 18 or older to play.

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