In addition to promoting healthy playing habits through educational and interactive tools, the Hoosier Lottery is committed to only selling and promoting our materials to those 18 and older.
Why? Watch our newest video to learn more about why this is important.
What Do We Do?
Why Is It Important?
Many teenagers try out different gambling activities, like poker, dice, Scratch-offs and sports betting.
Lottery is often perceived as a harmless or low-risk social activity for participants of all ages, and it is not unusual for parents to offer lottery tickets, especially Scratch-offs, to their children.
According to the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors, research shows that minors are at a greater risk of developing a problem with gambling than adults.
Hoosier Lottery tickets make the perfect gift for those aged 18 and older.
Whether the holiday season, special occasions such as a birthdays or promotions, or on Valentine’s Day, tickets are a fun and thoughtful way to express your generosity.
Purchasing tickets for those under the age of 18 can put them at a greater risk for a gambling addiction. No matter the occasion, remember to always gift responsibly by giving from adults to adults.
Visit the McGill University International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behavior.
The organization has been at the forefront of research into this topic and raising awareness of the harms. Tools for teenagers, parents, and the media are all available, as well as webinars and additional resources.LEARN MORE
Research is continuous on this topic so that we can better understand underage gambling and its effects. This research helps those working on behalf of responsible gaming to develop tools and programs to prevent underage play.