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Lottery game proceeds may go to the environment

Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Lottery could generate a different kind of green if plans for a new environmentally beneficial game get off the ground.

Environmental Protection Commissioner Bradley Campbell promised to discuss the idea for a lottery game to benefit the environment with the state treasurer, but cautioned that approval is not a sure thing.

Green Action Alliance Chairman Ed Knorr came up with the idea for the “Best Dam Lottery Game,” whose proceeds would be dedicated to public and private well testing for senior citizens and low-income households in the state.

The already lucrative Lottery generated $765 million for higher education and other institutions in 2003.

Campbell apparently would put off any discussion of the game until consideration of the DEP’s 2006 budget.

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