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Nov 30, 2017
This holiday season, remember: lottery tickets are for adults

Be game, have fun and remember: lottery tickets are for adults

Virginia Lottery and Virginia Council on Problem Gambling remind adults to give responsibly this holiday season

While the season of gift-giving is here, the Virginia Lottery and the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling (VACPG) encourage players to have fun and give responsibly. When giving lottery tickets as gifts, make sure you keep the person’s age in mind. It is against state law to give lottery tickets to minors. 

“Part of being game means sending a responsible message to adults and young people during the holiday season,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Paula Otto.  “Lottery tickets can be great gifts for adults, but definitely not for anyone younger than 18.”

“The earlier in life a