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NY Lottery officials warn against gifting children lottery tickets this holiday season

The cautionary advisory comes as a safety measure, citing reports that a significant number of youngsters have had their initial gambling experience between the ages of 9 and 11.

News 12 Staff

Dec 5, 2023, 1:23 PM

Updated 195 days ago

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New York Lottery officials have issued a warning to refrain from purchasing lottery tickets as gifts for children during the holiday season.
The cautionary advisory comes as a safety measure, citing reports that a significant number of youngsters have had their initial gambling experience between the ages of 9 and 11, with at least 10% reportedly developing a gambling habit at a young age, according to New York Lottery statistics.


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