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March 5, 2016

Wisconsin: Lottery Assists in Silver Alert Success

by silveralertbill

Since it’s launch in 20, the Wisconsin Silver Alert program has been one of the most successful in the nation. Part of it’s success is due to

According to WDJT-TV in Milwaukee:

The Wisconsin Lottery is helping to find those with Alzheimer or dementia who wander off for days. They’re teaming up with the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Silver Alert program; a Silver Alert is similar to an Amber Alert.

All Wisconsin Lottery locations throughout the state receive an alert when a Silver Alert is issued. The alert goes to more than 3,700 locations.

According to Kari Orn, Silver Alert Coordinator at the¬†Wisconsin Department of Justice, approximately 100 Silver Alerts have been issued in Wisconsin so far. Twenty to thirty of them were found through the alert system — meaning text messages, emails, billboards, DOT signs, and the lottery terminals. Five cases have been solved through a Wisconsin Lottery terminal.

For example, in mid-February, a man in his 60s went missing in Fond du Lac. Orn says the gas station clerks were able to recognize the missing Fond du Lac man right after his Silver Alert was issued.

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