Texas Lottery Star Trek Game Launched

William Shatner took on a new "enterprise" in Dallas on Saturday.

According to WFAA, the original Captain Kirk (who just celebrated his 82nd birthday) is the celebrity face of the newest Texas Lottery game: The Star Trek Scratch-Off. Shatner appeared at the Dallas Convention Center to unveil the new $3-per-play cards.

The Canadian actor commended the state's system of sending lottery proceeds to public education.
"Those few dollars added to a few others go to a great purpose," Shatner said. "So you might win a lot of money... but if you don't, you've put a little money into a bank account, which is the children of Texas."

Since Shatner was here, organizers of the promotion decided to try to set a new Guinness record for the number of people dressed as Star Trek characters at one event. The Dallas attempt fell far short of the existing record — 1,063 — which was set last year in London.
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