When Seconds Count: Teaming Up to Save Children

Virginia State Police team with lottery to find missing kids

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011  |  Updated 5:00 PM EDT
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When Seconds Count: Teaming Up to Save Children

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A new partnership between Virginia State Police and the Virginia Lottery could help locate missing or endangered children.

The lottery machines will now show Amber Alert information on in-store displays that normally show jackpot amounts and other messages.

There are more than 5,000 machines and about 700 self-service vending machines at stores across Virginia.

The machines will show the location of the alert and instruct people to go to the Virginia Amber Alert website for more details about the child or abductor.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said every second counts when searching for missing children, so the new partnership helps spread the message about Amber Alerts quickly.

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