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    2009 1st Quarter Press Releases: Article
    Lottery Teams Up with Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation on Scratchers® Ticket

    SACRAMENTO – The California Lottery and the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation have joined forces to create a new Scratchers ticket. The ticket, named “In the Line of Duty,” pays tribute to peace officers and assists the families of their fallen colleagues.

    “We are pleased to team up with the foundation to support the families left behind by peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our state,” Lottery Director Joan Borucki said. “Customers can help support the work of the foundation by buying the ticket.”

    Part of the proceeds from the Scratchers ticket, up to $300,000, will go to support the foundation. That payment is a licensing fee that will not interfere with the amount of money that the Lottery pays out to education.

    “This partnership is a win-win situation for both our organizations,” said Don Novey, Executive Director of the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation.” We are honored to team up with the California Lottery for two great causes. We hope the “In the Line of Duty” Scratchers ticket reminds Californians of the commitment peace officers make day in and day out.”

    The ticket will cost $2 and begin to appear at more than 20,000 retail locations statewide on April 1st.

    More than 95 cents of every Lottery dollar is returned to the community in the form of contributions to education, prizes and retail commissions. The California Lottery contributes at least 34 cents of every dollar that players spend on Lottery products to public education and returns more than 50 percent of sales to players in the form of prizes. Since its inception in 1985, the Lottery has contributed nearly $21 billion to California schools out of total sales of more than $56 billion. Retailers benefit too, earning $3.6 billion in compensation since 1985.

    The California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to recognize and honor California’s peace officers who gave their lives ‘In the Line of Duty’ serving the citizens of this great state, and provide support to the family members left behind.

  • #2
    Yeah, just seen that on Fox News. Seems kinda cool , who knows it might help.
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    • #3
      I don't agree with it. Up to $300k to the foundation seems very low, especially since it is on the sore subject of fallen officers.


      • #4
        ^ According to the Lottery Act, otherwise known as Proposition 37, "not less than 84 percent of the total annual revenues shall be returned to the public in the form of prizes as described in this chapter". 34 cents goes to education and 50 cents goes towards prizes but since CA lottery gives back more than 95 cents, there should be 11 cents to various foundations.

        It is obvious that the entire 11 cents isn't going to the Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation. In the fiscal year of 2007-2008, CA lottery donated over $1.1 billion towards education. This means there is an approximate $356 million floating around to various contributions. The Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation is only seeing 0.08% of that. IMO...seems like they're using our fallen brothers/sisters in vein for a better profit. If this is the case, I will not support CA lottery's new scheme and rather much donate it straight to the foundation.


        • #5
          Better than nothing at all....


          • #6
            Well, in the case of education, it was my understanding as someone who used to cover school boards for newspapers that the Lottery didn't add money to education as much as it really replaced funding that was taken away.
            In backgrounds ...


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