Archive for Monday, November 29, 2010

Don’t buy Kansas Lottery tickets for kids, state officials say

November 29, 2010

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— 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.

Comments

ltljim64 4 years, 6 months ago

OK, and who thought this was a good idea to start with?

KU_cynic 4 years, 6 months ago

Quote: "The Kansas Lottery is helping promote a responsible gambling message this holiday season . . ."

So, kids, don't participate in this voluntary taxation of the mathematically challenged until you're an adult. By then the Kansas education system will have probably failed to educate you to see through this government-run scam, and you'll be free to waste your pitifully low wages or government support payments on the lottery!!

The only winning move is not to play. -War Games (1983)

Liberty275 4 years, 6 months ago

Dear Officials,

Mind your own business. Also, the lottery is for idiots that lack the intellectual capacity to throw their money in the street and enjoy watching it blow away.

Flap Doodle 4 years, 6 months ago

Get the little nippers some Four Loko instead.

Deja Coffin 4 years, 6 months ago

And I can't pay the bills if you guys don't play so everyone go, run out and buy lottery tickets!!

sad_lawrencian 4 years, 6 months ago

Aaahhhh the State of Kansas.......where we don't like casinos (unless they're owned/operated by the State) BUT we condone and spend taxpayer money on (how many thousands/millions of $$ on advertising) THE most tacky lottery program in the country. The thinking in Topeka: private casinos bad; state-owned and operated casinos better; lottery best!

Deja Coffin 4 years, 6 months ago

Hey whatever gets my bills played!! Play that Kansas Cash and Keno!!! Momma needs a new car!!

KU_cynic 4 years, 6 months ago

A carton of Winstons and a Playboy . . .

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