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Sales Begin In Newest Iowa Lottery Games To Benefit Iowa Veterans Trust Fund

Starting Sunday, Players Will Have More Time to Buy Their Lotto Tickets

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Sales are underway in the newest round of Iowa Lottery games that raise proceeds for the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund.

The newest instant-scratch game dedicated to the cause is "Veterans Cash," which began sales Jan. 25, while the newest pull-tab game is "Star Spangled Bucks," which was introduced Jan. 11. Both are $1 games with a red, white and blue theme.

Gov. Chet Culver signed a law in March 2008 that authorized the Iowa Lottery to create two new instant-scratch games and two additional pull-tab games each year, with all profits from the games dedicated to the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund to help our state's veterans and their families.

Lottery tickets for the cause were introduced in July 2008 and since that time, nearly $4 million has been provided to the Veterans Trust Fund.

The Iowa Veterans Trust Fund was created to provide assistance to qualified veterans and their families. Currently, funds are used for unemployment or underemployment assistance due to service-related causes; assistance with vision, hearing, and dental care, durable medical equipment and prescription drugs; counseling and substance abuse services; housing repair; and transitional housing in an emergency. Trust Fund expenditures are approved through the Iowa Veterans Commission.

To learn more about the Veterans Trust Fund, visit www.iowava.org. To learn more about the Iowa Lottery, go to www.ialottery.com.