Responsible Gambling

Annual Responsible Gambling
Holiday Campaign

The CT Lottery hosted its 7th Annual “Give a Child a Toy, Not a Ticket" Holiday Toy Drive from November 13 through December 31, 2020, 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 proudly partnered with Connecticut Children’s and iHeart Radio. We launched a multi-media effort aimed to educate adults not to buy lottery tickets for children under 18. Instead, we encouraged 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 from December 2019.)

CT Lottery Holiday Campaign Materials:

Give A Toy, Not a Ticket


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