Responsible Gambling

Annual Responsible Gambling
Holiday Campaign


The CT Lottery is hosting its 8th Annual “Give a Child a Toy, Not a Ticket" Holiday Toy Drive from November 18 through December 21, 2021 to help raise awareness that lottery tickets are not suitable gifts for children, and to collect toys for patients at Connecticut Children's.

To do this, the CT Lottery is proudly partnering with Connecticut Children’s and iHeart Radio. We are launching a multi-media effort aimed to educate adults not to buy lottery tickets for children under 18. Instead, we encourage donations to Connecticut Children’s in the form of toys or gift cards.

Connecticut Children's uses toys as a distraction from pain before shots, tests and surgeries, and to help celebrate birthdays and special events during longer stays.


Each year, the CT Lottery collects toys to provide a little extra comfort to kids during their stay at Connecticut Children's. Pictured above: CT Lottery staff along with Patricia McIntosh of Connecticut Children's (December 2019).

CT Lottery Holiday Campaign Materials:

Give A Toy, Not a Ticket


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