Governor Pat Quinn today launched the Illinois Lottery’s 2011 Veterans Cash lottery game. All the proceeds from the sale of these tickets benefit Illinois Veterans. Proceeds from ticket sales help pay for medical care, post-traumatic stress disorder treatment, disability benefits, and housing assistance services for Illinois Veterans.
“The men and women who selflessly volunteered to defend our freedom overseas should not return home to fight for benefits and the care they need,” Governor Quinn said. “I encourage everyone to purchase a Veterans Cash ticket that will help our heroes get valuable medical care and other assistance.”
Veterans Cash is the Illinois Lottery’s first ticket where 100 percent of the net proceeds support Illinois’ Veterans. Since its inception, Veterans Cash has made cash awards to more than 75 organizations supporting Veterans throughout the state. Governor Quinn first launched the program in 2006, and Veterans Cash has since awarded more than $9.5 million to Veterans’ organizations statewide.