The statement cited research from Yale University on early exposure to gambling. A survey of high school students showed that kids who received lottery tickets as youngsters had much more permissive attitudes toward gambling. Or is this one of those correlation/causation things, where kids who grew up in families with a strict prohibition on gambling wouldn’t ever receive a lottery ticket in a birthday card?
Children shouldn’t be given lottery tickets as gifts, groups say [NJ.com] (Thanks, RG!)
Kids who get gifts of scratch lottery tickets gamble earlier in life [YaleNews]