Quinn, Boland to stage press event to publicize "Veterans Cash" lotto game
Lt. Governor Pat Quinn and Rep. Mike Boland will hold a press event at the Shell Station at 4123 Kennedy Dr. in East Moline (next to Pizza Hut) tomorrow.
The press release reports:
This Wednesday, May 17, at 10:15 a.m., Lt. Governor Pat Quinn and Rep. Mike Boland (D-East Moline) will encourage citizens to support Illinois veterans during Military Appreciation Month by purchasing the Veterans Cash lottery ticket.
Net proceeds from the sale of Veterans Cash tickets are funneled into the Illinois Veterans Assistance Trust Fund, which provides health care, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment, disability benefits, and homelessness assistance for Illinois veterans.
The Illinois Veterans’ Health Initiative, legislation spearheaded by Quinn’s office, sponsored by Rep. Boland, and signed into law by Governor Rod Blagojevich in August 2005, created the Illinois Veterans’ Assistance Trust Fund which is administered by the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.
Proceeds from Veterans Cash will also benefit Veterans Care, legislation that extends comprehensive, affordable health care to Illinois’ uninsured veterans.
At $2 per ticket, the top prize for Veterans Cash is $20,000.
The Veterans Cash lottery ticket has been on sale since February 2006. As of May 1, Veterans Cash has raised more than $1 million for the Illinois Veterans’ Assistance Trust Fund.