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Responsible & Safe Play

Responsible and Safe Play

Playing the lottery can be fun and exciting. The possibility of life changing jackpots, daily wins and instant prizes not only bring out the excitement in our players, it can also bring forth risks for our players. The Illinois Lottery is committed to ensuring that our players are protected from potential risks including gambling addictions and fraud schemes.

Responsible Gaming

We want you to have fun playing our games, but we want you to play responsibly. As part of our commitment to consumer protection, we have implemented a comprehensive Responsible Gaming strategy that is evident throughout all our operations.

Our Responsible Gaming Program focuses on three main areas:

1. Underage Play Prevention

2. Excessive Play Prevention

3. Problem Gambling Support

Learn more about the Illinois Lottery Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program (VSEP), and to find resources if you think that you or someone you know has a gambling problem.

In addition, we have developed an action plan to achieve Level 4 Certification from one of the most respected lottery associations in the world, the World Lottery Association (WLA) by 2015. Our plan incorporates the framework of WLA certification into Illinois-specific responsible-gaming components to ensure that our responsible gaming strategy is responsive to our players, communities and regulatory bodies served in Illinois. In October 2013, we proudly announced that we received Level 3 Certification from the World Lottery Association based on our high standards of corporate and social responsibility.

Learn more about the Illinois Lottery Level 3 WLA Certification.

Protect Yourself

Attempts to deceive players, especially Internet users, into believing that they have won a lottery prize are now common place. Read our tips and guidelines to help protect you from becoming a victim of these schemes.



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