Topeka The Kansas Lottery on Monday urged consumers against buying lottery tickets for youngsters.
Lottery tickets and scratch-off cards are popular gifts and stocking stuffers, lottery officials said.
But the sale of Kansas Lottery products is reserved to those 18 years of age and older.
"The Kansas Lottery is helping promote a responsible gambling message this holiday season and is urging parents not to purchase lottery products for underage minors," the lottery said in a news release.
A recent study showed that 19 percent of high school students reportedly received lottery tickets or scratch cards as gifts, of which 86 percent came from a family member.