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How legislators want to use lotto games to support veterans programs
A state study committee is recommending that the state’s lottery corporation create scratch-off ticket games with revenues distributed to agencies supporting the education, health, job training, housing assistance and other supports.
A Georgia Senate study committee is recommending that new scratch-off lottery tickets be created with proceeds directed to support programs and services for military veterans. “That, in itself, is a great idea,” said Johnny Varner, a Hall County resident who retired from the Army in 2006 after 20 years in the military. Varner now works to connect veterans and others in need with steady work through the Goodwill Career Center in Oakwood. And his longtime leadership in a local American Legion chapter has kept Varner close to the educational, financial and medical needs of veterans.