FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2009
CONTACT: Doris Sanchez, Communications Director
Phone: (512) 463-0385
SEN. LUCIO PROMOTES TEXAS LOTTERY TICKET
Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr.
||VFW HALL Post 2035
Brownsville, TX 78521
||Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009
AUSTIN, TX--Sen. Lucio is holding a press conference in his Senate District 27 to encourage the public to purchase the newly created Texas Lottery ticket, Veterans Cash.
The Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1655 by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte to generate additional funds for the Texas Veterans Commission through this new ticket. Proceeds from the sale will provide for the unmet needs of Texas veterans including job placement, financial assistance with nursing care, scholarship programs, transportation, counseling and other issues.
The ticket sale will be launched Monday, Nov. 9, and all retailers will have the tickets by Wednesday, Nov. 11, to coincide with Veterans Day.
The creation of a special ticket that financially benefits an effort outside of public education is the first of its kind in Texas.