Holiday Open House and Toy Drive

Toys Not Tickets

The Council has partnered with the Massachusetts State Lottery during the holidays to promote the message that lottery tickets are not suitable gifts for children. Drop off a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a child from now through Friday, December 8, at the Lottery’s Braintree headquarters and at its New Bedford, Springfield, Woburn and Worcester regional offices. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Toys will be donated to holiday campaigns in the respective regions, including multiple Toys for Tots programs and the New Bedford Firefighters’ Union Toy Drive.

The Mass. Lottery joins lotteries across North America on an annual basis in participating in a Lottery Holiday Campaign conducted by the National Council on Problem Gambling and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University. The mission of the campaign is to promote responsible lottery play by discouraging the giving of lottery tickets as gifts to children.

The Mass. Lottery is a member of the Massachusetts Partnership for Responsible Gambling. If you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, contact the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling at 1-800-426-1234 or visit

A combined effort sponsored by the Mass. Partnership for Responsible Gambling