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CT Lottery "Give A Child A Toy, Not A Ticket" 2022 Campaign

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation Hosts 9th Annual “Give a Child a Toy, Not a Ticket” Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit Connecticut Children’s, November 28 – December 30!

Listen here for Renee's interview with Christopher Davis, Manager, Government Relations and Responsible Gambling at the Connecticut Lottery, to talk about the Lottery’s “Give a Child a Toy, Not a Ticket” holiday toy drive and public awareness campaign!

This year’s sponsors – are Connecticut Children’s, iHeart Radio, and FOX61/CW20!

NEW THIS YEAR – Day of Action on “Giving Tuesday,” November 29. The first 100 individuals who bring in a toy will receive a Connecticut Lottery t-shirt for their donation. 

There are more than 50 drop-off locations throughout the state, thanks to Geissler’s Supermarkets, many U-Haul locations, and other small businesses. Those are below!

Top-needed toys include -- activity and coloring books, arts & crafts, animal/character figurines, Barbies, bubbles, card games, fleece blankets, infant/toddler toys, LEGO sets, matchbox cars, Play-Doh, stuffed animals, and superhero action figures. 

Why your donations matter:

  • Connecticut Children’s uses upwards of 80,000 toys per year. The hospital has seen an influx of respiratory illness patients in 2022 – COVID-19, RSV, common cold, etc. – so, the needs are even more critical this year.  


  • The toys are used toys to engage, distract and motivate patients. With so many patients visiting Connecticut Children’s, especially this year, there is often a lot of downtime in the waiting room. Toys help alleviate the stress of waiting around. 


  • In 2021, the Connecticut Lottery, in partnership with iHeartRadio, donated more than 15,000 toys to Connecticut Children’s. 

For even more information about the campaign, click here!

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