VILNIUS – Minors will no longer be able to buy any lottery tickets in Lithuania from January 2023.
The parliament on Tuesday adopted the respective amendments to the Law on Lotteries in a vote of 88 to seven with abstentions.
The new legislation will also prohibit shop cashiers from offering lottery tickets to customers.
The Seimas also reversed its previous decision and definitively banned lottery organizers and lottery ticket distributors and their employees from encouraging shoppers to participate in lotteries by offering them to buy tickets at the point of distribution.
The ban does not apply when lottery tickets are sold online.
Currently, there is no age limit for purchasing lottery tickets, but a person has to be at least 16 years old to claim the winnings.