CT Lottery's Give a Child a Toy, Not a Ticket Campaign


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Here is Renee's interview with Christopher Davis, the Connecticut Lottery’s Manager of Government Relations and Responsible Gambling.

He chats about the Connecticut Lottery's "Give a Child a Toy, Not a Ticket” campaign and how you can help support!

Listen here:

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Our “Give a Child a Toy, Not a Ticket” campaign is part of a larger global initiative called “Gift Responsibly,” that is led by the National Council on Problem Gambling and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University in Canada. The initiative incorporates educational messaging about the risks of youth gambling across marketing efforts and product offerings. All U.S. and Canadian lotteries are participating this year, as well as lotteries from Ireland, the Ukraine, New Zealand, the UK, and more.

And several years ago, CT Lottery employees came up with the great idea to combine spreading this important responsible gambling message with a way to further give back to our community by coordinating this toy drive to help kids in need of comfort at Connecticut Children’s.

CT Children’s has a “wish list” of items like coloring and activity books, LEGOs, Play-Doh, card games, dolls and action figures, and even fleece blankets. The full list can be found on their website at connecticutchildrens.org/toys or on at ctlottery.org/giveatoy!

Drop-off Locations:

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If you or someone you know has a gambling problem:

You can call the 24-hour, confidential hotline at 1-888-789-7777, or visit CCPG.org/chat, for no cost assistance. CT Lottery also has a Responsible Gambling section with additional information on their website, ctlottery.org.


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