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Lottery sees disagreement over name of game to help veterans

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

There's disagreement over whether the name of a new Michigan Lottery game where some money goes to help veterans is misleading.

The Detroit Free Press reports the game is called the Veterans Day 50/50 Raffle and 3 percent of the gross proceeds from the raffle will go to support veterans through the National Guard Association of Michigan.

To Philip Marshall of Novi, the name means half the money should go to support veterans. He says it "may be misleading players into believing more of their money is going to support the cause."

Jeff Holyfield, a spokesman for the Michigan Lottery, said he doesn't see a problem with the name. He says it's called a 50/50 raffle because half of the money taken in goes to the main prize jackpot.

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