Lottery Parakeet urges all website visitors to play responsibly. Keep lottery games entertaining and safe. Playing beyond your time and financial limits negatively impact yourself and those around you.

Here are some key pointers to remember:

  • Gambling isn’t a way to make money.
  • Play for fun – when the fun stops, so should you.
  • Balance gambling with other activities.
  • Set a limit and stick to it, do not borrow money to play, and never play to win back losses.
  • Treat money spent on the lottery as an entertainment cost, like going to the movies.

Problem gambling Q&A


  • What is problem gambling?
    Problem gambling includes all gambling behavior that damages personal, family, or vocational pursuits. In extreme cases, problem gambling can result in financial ruin, legal problems, loss of career, and family.
  • Can you be a problem gambler even if you don’t gamble every day?
    The frequency of gambling does not determine if there is a problem.
  • Then how much money do you have to lose before gambling becomes a problem?
    The amount of money won or lost does not determine if there is a problem either. Gambling becomes a problem when it causes a negative impact on any area of the individual’s life.
  • Do lotteries and other types of gambling cause problem gambling?
    The cause of a gambling problem is the individual’s inability to control his or her gambling. A lottery may provide the opportunity for a person to gamble, but it does not create the problem.


Getting help

Problem gambling is a preventable and treatable disorder. If gambling is causing a problem for you or someone you know, help is available.

Call or text the 24-hour confidential National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700, or visit

Or contact Gamblers Anonymous at

Gambling Addiction Help Worldwide


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Germany 0800 1 37 27 00
Spain 900 200 225
France +33 02 40 84 76 20
Italy 800 55 88 22
Norway 800 800 40
The Netherlands 0900 217 77 21
Austria 1 544 13 57
Portugal 213 950 911
Sweden 020 819 100
Switzerland 021 321 29 11

South America

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Argentina 0800 3330333
Brazil 11 3229 1023
Chile 9 222 3860


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Singapore 800 666 866
Korea 02-740-9000
Hong Kong 852 1834 633


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South Africa +27 11 026 7323


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Australia 1800 858 858
New Zealand 0800 654 655

North America

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Canada 1 800 522 4700
United States 1 800 522 4700


British Columbia




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