Vet lottery ticket sales top $5M in 1st month

Special to the Burleson - Crowley Connection | Dec 14, 2009 Sales of Veterans Cash, a scratch-off lottery ticket created to fund veterans’ programs, totaled more than $5.3 million during their first month of sales, said state Rep. Chris Turner, D-Arlington. The game launched on Nov. 9. The Fund for Veterans Assistance will receive more than $1 million based on sales to date. “I am thrilled to see that the initial veterans lottery game is off to such a great start,” Turner said. “With so many men and wom

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State Senators Chris Harris and Wendy Davis and State Representative Chris Turner Purchase First Veterans Cash Lottery Scratch-Off Tickets

New $2 Ticket Will Provide Much Needed Funding for Veterans' Programs ARLINGTON - Today State Senators Chris Harris and Wendy Davis and State Representative Chris Turner were joined by fellow legislators and veterans' leaders at a press conference as they purchased some of the first Veterans Cash Texas Lottery scratch-off tickets to go on sale. Stores across the state began selling the ticket Monday, November 9, and the game will be in full circulation by Wednesday, November 11, Veterans' Day. The proceeds fro

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New lottery benefits Texas veterans

By  State Senator Chris Harris  and  State Rep. Chris Turner | Mansfield Mirror | Nov. 13, 2009 Texas is home to 1.7 million veterans, 240,000 of whom have served our nation in Afghanistan and Iraq in the past eight years. In 2007, the

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State Rep. Chris Turner Receives Texas Veterans Commission’s Leadership Award

[caption id="attachment_340" align="alignright" width="379" caption="Major (Ret) Eliseo "Al" Cantu of the Texas Veterans' Commission stands with State Representative Chris Turner in front of a mock-up of the first Texas Lottery's Veterans Scratch-off game, which will be released on November 9, 2009. Also pictured are State Senators Leticia Van De Putte and Wendy Davis. "]

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New lottery game to benefit Texas veterans

By AMY JOHNSTON | KVUE News | October 19, 2009 Click here to watch the video. About 1.7 million veterans live in Texas, but the state do

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