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2019 Holiday Lottery Campaign



Each year, the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University and the NCPG ask lotteries to support our responsible gambling campaign and help raise awareness regarding the risks of underage lottery play during the holiday season. This campaign is endorsed by the European Lotteries (EL), the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), and the World Lottery Association (WLA).

Whether or not it is legal for minors to participate in lottery games in your area, a responsible gaming message during the holidays is always welcomed. Over the past twelve years, participation has grown tremendously. Additionally, non-lottery organizations can now participate in the Holiday Lottery Responsible Gambling Campaign. Lotteries can opt to participate at one of three different levels of involvement. The higher the level of participation, the more Campaign activities you are asked to commit to. Detailed information about the particpation levels can be found at

Participation in the Holiday Campaign is FREE!

Participants will have access to additional Campaign resources. We encourage you to reach out to your local problem gambling advocacy group or state health agency to partner with them in this effort. Participants must sign up by November 18, 2019 to be included in the official press release and Campaign announcements. NCPG Members who participate in the Campaign are also eligible for NCPG's Holiday Lottery Campaign Award. If you have any questions regarding the campaign, please contact Lynette Gilbeau (

2018 Holiday Lottery Campaign Particpants

Lottery Level 3

Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission, The British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Connecticut Lottery Corporation, Hoosier Lottery, New York State Gaming Commission, Oregon Lottery, Virginia Lottery

Lottery Level 2

Atlantic Lottery, Austrian Lotteries, DC Lottery, Delaware Lottery, Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o. (Croatia), Kentucky Lottery Corporation, Maine Lottery, Minnesota Lottery, Missouri Lottery, New Jersey Lottery, North Carolina Education Lottery, Ohio Lottery Commission, Texas Lottery Commission

Lottery Level 1

Arizona Lottery, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, California Lottery, Camelot Illinois, Colorado Lottery, Florida Lottery, Georgia Lottery Corp., Idaho Lottery, Iowa Lottery Authority, Kansas Lottery, Loteria Electronica (Puerto Rico), Lotto New Zealand, Lottotech Ltd (Mauritius), Loto-Quebec, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, Massachusetts State Lottery, Michigan Bureau of State Lottery, Montana Lottery, Nebraska Lottery, New Hampshire Lottery, New Mexico Lottery, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation, Oklahoma Lottery, Ontario Lottery and Gaming, Pennsylvania Lottery, Rhode Island Lottery, Saskatchewan Lotteries, South Dakota Lottery, Tennessee Education Lottery, Vermont Lottery, Washington's Lottery, West Virginia Lottery, Wisconsin Lottery, Wyoming Lottery Corporation

Non-Lottery Participants

Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators, Bayshore Counseling Services, The Better Institute, Community Action for Capable Youth, Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, Coos Health & Wellness, Cornerstone Counselling Services, LLC, Counseling Office of Debbie Maiorano, Counselors and Creative Consultants, Inc., Delaware Council on Gambling Problems, Inc., Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling, The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling, Inc., Gambling Awareness Program, The Healing Institute of Baltimore, The House, Inc., IGT, Inspired Healing, Jackpocket, Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling, Koinonia Education and Family Resource Center, Lake Geauga Resource Center, Maine Council on Problem Gambling, Marion County Health Department, The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties, Nicasa Behavioral Health Services, Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Oklahoma Association on Problem and Compulsive Gambling, Partnership for Violence Free Families, Pathways of Central Ohio, Prevention Action Alliance, PreventionFIRST!, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling, River Valley Associates, Scientific Games, Southeast Kansas Problem Gambling Task Force, SustainableGAMING, Tillamook Family Counseling Center, UP-Sault Ste. Marie Lottery and Gaming Business Cluster, Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission, You Can Change 2 Counseling, Zepf Center

NASPL Endorsed Campaign

In October 2013, at the annual North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, the NASPL board of directors unanimously approved a resolution encouraging participation in the annual Holiday Campaign. The resolution states that the NCPG/McGill University Holiday Campaign is an effective way to promote responsible gift giving of lottery games and products and that member organizations are encouraged to participate in this effort to the extent allowed by their governing laws and regulations. We are grateful to NASPL for their support and look forward to working with lottery corporations to further share and increase the visibility of this important responsible gambling message.

Congratulations to the Holiday Campaign Award Winners!

Annually, awards are granted to recognize campaign participants who have developed materials and campaigns supporting this responsible gambling initiative. Past winners include:

  • 2018 - New York Council on Problem Gambling on behalf of the New York Responsible Play Partnership
  • 2017 - Oregon Lottery
  • 2016 - British Columbia Lottery Corporation
  • 2015 - British Columbia Lottery Corporation
  • 2014 - Hoosier Lottery (Indiana)
  • 2013 - Illinois Lottery
  • 2012 - Connecticut Lottery Corporation (U.S.) and British Columbia Lottery Corporation (International)
  • 2011 - Connecticut Lottery Corporation (U.S.) and Austrian Lotteries (International)