Play Responsibly Tips
Check out our helpful tips for safer gaming to make sure you’re always playing responsibly.
We see a living room. A man is excitedly watching a game on the TV seated on his recliner. Suddenly, we see a drop of water coming from a roof leak.
The man, aware of that, tries to fix the problem putting a bucket under that leak. A moment later, we see another drop of water coming from a different side. The man, without much movement, puts another bucket under the other leak.
We zoom out to reveal the living room is full of buckets containing different water leaks.
Narrator: Don’t ignore a serious problem. If you or a loved one has a gambling issue, help is available. Call 888-ADMIT-IT (888-236-4848).
Help is available if you need it.
We want our games to remain fun for our players at all times. But we recognize that some people can develop a problem. If you or a loved one are struggling with a gambling addiction, we encourage you to seek help by contacting one of the organizations below.
These organizations provide all kinds of resources to those who may have a gambling problem, some of which include support group meetings, treatment with a certified counselor, and self-help recovery workbooks. The selected organization(s) will work with you or your loved one to determine the resources best suited to their needs.
Only use discretionary income to play.
A big part of being a responsible Lottery player is only using discretionary income, or money you can afford to lose, to play. Discretionary income is the amount of money you have left to spend, invest or save after you have paid for necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. Some other things you could buy with discretionary income are new shoes, movie tickets or that new best-selling book.
To determine your discretionary income, the Florida Department of Financial Services created the Your Money Matter$ tool. This website aims to provide you with resources for creating personal budgets and spending plans so you can manage your money wisely.
View other financial resources provided by the Department of Financial Services
Are You Playing Responsibly?
Know the Odds Before
You Play Them
Narrator: Today, we’re going to learn about odds. Let’s say you have a 1 in 4 chance of randomly picking an orange per crate.
We see one crate filled with an orange and three limes. We zoom out to reveal a line of multiple fruit crates. Each filled with one orange and three limes.
Narrator: Multiple crates with the same odds do not guarantee that you will pick an orange once.
A woman walks by and randomly chooses fruit to put in her basket. She continues to walk down the line and pick fruits from the crates.
Narrator: Just like the Lottery, if there is a 1 in 4 chance of winning, that applies to every individual ticket. Having multiple tickets does not increase your odds. The odds are the same, no matter how many times you try.
What are the odds?
No, really, it’s very important that you understand the odds associated with each game. While the odds vary from game to game, the odds of winning all work the same way. We want our players to have fun when playing, so remember, it only takes one ticket to win.
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Must Be 18+ To Play
Our games aren’t child’s play.
We are committed to preventing underage gaming. Lottery games are designed to be a fun, low-cost form of entertainment for those over the age of 18. Sure, Lottery tickets can make a great gift for birthdays, holidays, or other special events, but please remember they should only be given to, or played by, adults.