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If You Think It's Gotten Beyond Your Control

If You Think It's Gotten Beyond Your Control

We care about you. 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.

Your Life Iowa LogoIf 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 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 by taking away the incentive to play lottery games for those who have issues with compulsive behavior. Players have two options when signing up: a five-year self-exclusion; or a lifetime, irrevocable exclusion.

24/7 Help AvailableIf 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