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Oklahoma Lottery Encourages Responsible Giving This Holiday Season

With the holiday season approaching, the Oklahoma Lottery wants to remind players that Scratchers make great gifts and we encourage everyone to give responsibly.

The Lottery discourages the use of its products as gifts for underage children. Players must be 18 years of age or older to legally purchase Oklahoma Lottery products.

“While our products make great gifts, we ask that you give responsibly,” said Rollo Redburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery. “Lottery games should not be given to underage children as holiday presents.”

This is the second year the Oklahoma Lottery has joined the annual Holiday Lottery campaign, partnering with several other state Lotteries, the National Council on Problem Gambling and McGill University to increase public awareness about the impact of giving lottery products as gifts to minors. This campaign encourages parents and loved ones not to give Lottery products as holiday gifts to minors.

For more information on this campaign, visit

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Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $558 million has been contributed to education since October 2005 with funds appropriated by the State Legislature to pay debt service on a higher education capital bond issue; to pay support salaries for public schools and for equipment, scholarships and other purposes at our career and technology education institutions.


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