This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Increase the age to play the lottery from 16 to 18 the same as other gambling.
I have seen how gambling affects people. A 16 year old could buy a ticket and win millions. This could be dangerous, it could cause them to go off the rails.They could get in with the wrong crowd and be led into a life of drink and drugs. This amount of money should be with adult supervision.
You have to be 18 to gamble in this country, for example fruit machines, betting shops and casinos. Why is the lottery any different?
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