Ohio Mental Health And Addiction Services Urges Against Gifting Lottery Tickets

12/22/17 – 1:53 P.M.

Gifting lottery tickets and scratch-off tickets can be a bad idea for the holidays, especially for young adults. Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services’ Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson explained that a small win could be huge for a young adult.

Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson

Frohnapfel-Hasson explained that younger brains aren’t fully developed making a win imprint on the brain. This will make it more likely to develop a gambling problem.

If you have a gambling problem, you can call their helpline at 1-800-589-9966