Lottery Teams Up with Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation on Scratchers® Ticket
– The California Lottery and the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation (CPOMF) today announced the release of the Stars & Stripes Scratchers ticket.
“We are pleased to support the families left behind by peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our state,” Lottery Director Robert O’Neill said. “Customers can help support the work of the foundation by buying the Stars & Stripes ticket.”
The Stars & Stripes Scratchers ticket pays tribute to peace officers and assists the families of their fallen colleagues. A percentage of the proceeds from the Stars & Stripes Scratchers ticket 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. The ticket costs $2 and will be available beginning tomorrow at more than 21,000 retail locations statewide.
“This partnership is a win-win situation for both our organizations,” said Wayne J. Quint Jr., President of the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation. “We hope the Stars & Stripes Scratchers ticket reminds Californians of the commitment peace officers make every day.”
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.
The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 94 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. Since 2000, Lottery players have contributed $1 billion to public schools each year, and, since we began in 1985, Lottery players have contributed a total of more than $24 billion to education. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.