The State of Illinois has announced a new Illinois Lottery scratch-off game that will benefit police officers and their families.

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The scratch-off will be available for purchase starting January 1, 2019.

The proceeds from the tickets sold will go to the Criminal Justice Information Projects Fund.

The funds will then be used for scholarships for the children of slain or badly injured officers, the building and maintenance of police memorials plus parks, along with providing new body armor for officers in active duty.

No word yet as to whether or not it will be a $1, $5, $10, or $20 ticket.

[MyStateline.com]