Playing the lottery should be fun as you enjoy chasing lottery jackpots and supporting good causes along the way.
Use the following guide to help keep you aware in case playing stops being about just having fun.
-Are you still having fun when you play the lottery?
-Do you understand that losing is a part of gambling?
Only spend what you can afford to lose.
-Have you set a spending limit for playing the lottery?
Set a spending limit and make sure that you stop playing when you reach your spending limit.
-Are you spending your disposable income on the lottery?
You should only spend your disposable income on playing the lottery and not the money you need to pay your living expenses.
-Have you borrowed money to play the lottery?
You should never gamble with borrowed money. This can lead to huge problems for you and your family.
-Is playing the lottery interfering with your family, friends or work?
This is a warning sign that it might be time to stop playing.
-Are you trying to win back losses by playing the lottery?
Playing the lottery is not a way to make money. It is an enjoyable form of entertainment.
-Do you know the odds of the lotteries that you are playing?
The odds of winning a jackpot are very small and there is nothing that you can do to improve your chances of winning. The only thing you have control over is how much you spend.
-Are you playing the lottery when you are upset, lonely, depressed or stressed?
Playing the lottery should be fun – so avoid playing if you are not enjoying the experience.
Lottery UK encourages responsible play and if playing the lottery is not fun any more then it might be time to take a break.
You can find contact numbers for international help and support with gambling on the National Council for Problem Gambling website