The California Lottery and the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation (CPOMF) have again joined forces to create a Scratchers ticket. Based on the success of last year’s initial partnership which raised $262,000 for the CPOMF, the ticket, again named “In the Line of Duty,” pays tribute to peace officers and assists the families of their fallen colleagues.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with the foundation to support the families left behind by peace officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our state,” Lottery Director Joan Borucki said. “Customers can help support the work of the foundation by buying the ticket.”
Part of the proceeds from the Scratchers ticket, up to $300,000, 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.
“This partnership is a win-win situation for both our organizations,” said Don Novey, Executive Director of the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation. “We hope the “In the Line of Duty” Scratchers ticket reminds Californians of the commitment peace officers make every day.”
The ticket costs $2 and is available now at more than 21,000 retail locations statewide for a limited time.
The California Lottery is celebrating 25 years of enhancing education and supporting local communities. More than 95 cents of every Lottery dollar is returned to the community in the form of contributions to education, prizes and retail commissions. The California Lottery contributes at least 34 cents of every dollar that players spend on Lottery products to public education and returns more than 50 percent of sales to players in the form of prizes. Since the Lottery’s inception in 1985, Lottery players have contributed more than $22 billion to California schools out of total sales of nearly $59 billion. Retailers benefit too, earning $3.8 billion in compensation since 1985.
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.