Proposal Would Use Lottery To Help Veterans Programs

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The Vermont Legislature is considering a bill that would create special lottery games to help fund organizations that help the state’s veterans.

The bill being considered in the House would direct the Vermont Lottery to create special instant scratch-off tickets, with proceeds going into a new "Veterans Fund."

The Barre Montpelier Times Argus says the three new games called for in the bill could raise about $500,000 a year.

A five-person committee would oversee the use of the money, which would be distributed in grants to organizations that assist Vermont veterans.

John Miner of the Vermont chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America says there are many programs that need help.

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