OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 20, 2015) - The holiday season is quickly approaching and the Oklahoma Lottery wants to encourage everyone to play responsibly.
Players must be 18 years of age or older to legally purchase or redeem Oklahoma Lottery products. "Lottery tickets make great stocking stuffers, but please keep the person’s age in mind. Oklahoma law prohibits the gifting of Lottery products to anyone under the age of 18," said Rollo Redburn, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Lottery.
The Oklahoma Lottery is once again joining the annual Holiday Lottery campaign, partnering with several other state Lotteries and the National Council on Problem Gambling 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 www.ncpgambling.org/holiday.
Net proceeds of all Lottery games are used to support improvements and enhancements for Oklahoma education. More than $699 million has been contributed to education since November 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.