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Illinois House Votes To Create Lottery Game Supporting Veterans

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Illinois veterans could end up getting extra financial help from the state lottery.

The Illinois House Tuesday voted to create a new scratch-off lottery game and give the profit to veterans' programs.

The idea passed 63 to 53. It now goes to the state Senate.

Supporters say veterans need more support during a period of tight state budgets and this would be a way to raise money.

But critics say veterans should not depend on the whims of people buying instant lottery tickets. They also say it might take money away from schools, who get some of their funding from the lottery.

The bill is HB3472.


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5 comments. Last comment 12 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.
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United States
Member #3676
February 10, 2004
425 Posts
Posted: April 13, 2005, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

Can I hit the Illinois lotto tonight please!

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    Chief Bottle Washer
    New Jersey
    United States
    Member #1
    May 31, 2000
    23262 Posts
    Posted: April 13, 2005, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

    Sure, just pick the right numbers.


    Check the State Lottery Report Card
    What grade did your lottery earn?


    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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      Member #2870
      November 25, 2003
      76 Posts
      Posted: April 14, 2005, 12:13 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by qutgnt on April 13, 2005

      Can I hit the Illinois lotto tonight please!

      this lotto is elusive but at least I got a small prize

        United States
        Member #379
        June 5, 2002
        11296 Posts
        Posted: April 15, 2005, 9:40 am - IP Logged

        West Virginia has offered several games helping veterans.

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          Member #7853
          October 15, 2004
          11338 Posts
          Posted: April 23, 2005, 4:27 am - IP Logged

          nice of them.....