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Iowa Lottery Releases Two New Games To Benefit The Iowa Veterans Trust Fund

Monday Marks First Day of Sales in New Lottery Scratch Game

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Lottery has released its latest games that will raise money to support veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund.

Ticket sales began Monday in the "Give Me $20" instant-scratch game. Tickets in the $1 game feature the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund logo repeated in the background as part of a red, white and blue theme.

The lottery also has released "American Pride," a $1 pull-tab game that features artwork of several patriotic symbols, including the bald eagle and Liberty Bell.

The first lottery games to benefit the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund began sales in July 2008. The Lottery estimates that the new games will raise between $2 million and $3 million in proceeds annually for veterans' causes. Total lottery proceeds to the Veterans Trust Fund since the project's start are nearing $7 million.

The Iowa Veterans Trust Fund was created to assist qualified veterans in paying for expenses such as:

  • unemployment or underemployment assistance due to service-related causes
  • assistance with vision, hearing, or dental care
  • durable medical equipment and prescription drugs
  • counseling and substance abuse services
  • emergency housing repair and transitional housing in an emergency.

To learn more about the Veterans Trust Fund, visit www.iowava.org.