Journal of Gambling Studies

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 213–218

The sales of lottery tickets to minors in Illinois

  • Thomas E. Radecki

DOI: 10.1007/BF02104963

Cite this article as:
Radecki, T.E. J Gambling Stud (1994) 10: 213. doi:10.1007/BF02104963


Fifty retail outlets were tested with a 16-year-old girl in eight central Illinois cities to determine the willingness of retail clerks to illegally sell a lottery ticket to a minor. A total of 49 establishments or 98% sold. In two instances the youth was denied access to cigarettes but sold a lottery ticket despite the sales of both to a minor under age 18 being illegal in Illinois. A very low cost method of correcting the problem is presented.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas E. Radecki
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  1. 1.Doctors & Lawyers for a Drug Free YouthUrbana