At the Iowa Lottery, we care about you as a player and want you to play responsibly.
If you're worried that you're spending too much on lottery tickets or feel like playing the lottery is causing you stress or making you unhappy, don't do it. Maybe take a break. Put friends and family first and talk with them about how you're feeling.
If you're concerned about problem gambling, free and confidential help is available 24/7 here in Iowa by text, live chat or telephone. Visit Your Life Iowa or call 1-800-BETS OFF (1-800-238-7633) to reach the Iowa Problem Gambling Services. The Iowa Lottery also has a voluntary self-exclusion program as an additional tool to help. The program acts as a deterrent for those who have issues with compulsive behavior.
If you live outside Iowa, confidential help is available 24/7 to all 50 states, Canada and the U.S. Virgin Islands through the national helpline of the National Council on Problem Gambling. You can call or text 1-800-522-4700 or live chat at ncpgambling.org/chat.