The Council for Compulsive Gambling New Jersey

CCGNJ Advises Caution when Gifting Lottery Tickets


Hamilton, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/06/2017 -- Searching for last-minute gifts can prove tedious and stress-filled. Finding the perfect gift is harder than it seems. Due to this difficulty, many people give up and turn to buying gift cards and even lottery tickets.

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) advises caution when engaging in this practice, as the gifting of lottery tickets can take one down a dangerous path. The outcomes are obvious as a ticket holder can either lose or win, but both can present issues.

Losing can drive a lottery player to keep purchasing tickets in the hope of finding a winner - a behavior known as "chasing losses" - but winning can also be problematic. Finding a successful ticket can encourage players to keep buying more of them, eventually wasting hard-earned savings to pursue the "high" of a win. According to Fortune, nearly a third of lottery winners declare bankruptcy.

The CCGNJ is dedicated to helping people who are struggling with disordered gambling and provides useful information about the dangers of addiction for those who want to learn how to gamble in NJ. This non-profit organization is there for people who are dealing with such issues.

"We provide people with helpful information regarding lottery gambling that is available by calling 1-800-GAMBLER 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said the CCGNJ's Executive Director, Neva Pryor.

People who find themselves with a problem relating to lottery tickets or casino gambling in Atlantic City, or who know of someone in need of confidential help, can turn to the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey by calling 800-GAMBLER or visiting online at

About The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to helping individuals seek help for their disordered gambling problem, and for concerned friends and loved ones to confidentially express their concerns about someone close to them. Their 24/7 hotline is 800-GAMBLER. The Council also works to train professionals in the fields of gambling addiction and recovery.

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