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Texas Lottery's Cowboys Scratch Game Has Generated $52 Million For Texas Public Schools

IRVING, Texas – The Texas Lottery joined Cowboys Chief Operating Officer/Executive Vice President Stephen Jones at a press conference at Valley Ranch on Wednesday to discuss the Dallas Cowboys scratch game, which has generated $52 million for Texas public schools.

Jones and Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief discussed the Texas Lottery's seven-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, as well as the Dallas Cowboys scratch game that offers more than $30 million in instant prizes and gives Cowboys fans exclusive opportunities to connect with the team through promotional second-chance prize drawings.

The prize packages include private tours of Valley Ranch and AT&T Stadium, a game day suite, VIP access to the War Room on Draft Day, travel on the Cowboys bus, attendance at Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard, Calif., with a former player, and season tickets.

Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $24 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $47 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $18 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans' Assistance. Since the first veterans' themed scratch-off game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $52 million for programs benefitting Texas veterans.

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