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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

ome say the lottery has been a key to raising money for important causes, such as more than $36 million for the Fund for Veterans Assistance, through the Veterans Cash lottery ticket.Since the tickets creation in 2009, nearly 170 programs, helping more than 170,000 Texas veterans and their families, have been funded with the money raised, said state Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie.Without access to the grants provided by the [FVA], many organizations across our state would be unable to help veterans and their families with housing assistance, PTSD counseling and transportation to medical facilities, he said. The Veterans Cash lottery ticket is critical for the success of these programs and a tremendous way to show our support for the 1.7 million veterans across our state.