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The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]

Creator: Nicholson & Wells. Title: The ticket no. [blank] was this day drawn a [blank]. We are, [blank], your most obedient and much obliged humble servants, Nicholson & Wells, Stock-Brokers, at their State-Lottery Offices, No. 103 Cornhill,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Mar 2019

The Brazen Head and a Bridge in Newbury

An item one could buy at the Sign of the Brazen Head in 1759, but which Mary Jackson didn’t list in her advertising, was a lottery ticket. We know that from an ad that appeared in the Boston Evening-Post on 30 April:The Drawing of Newbury Lottery(the...
From: Boston 1775 on 11 Jan 2019


What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette [Rind] (December 22, 1768). “A SCHEME of a LOTTERY.” Bernard Moore did not specify why he set about “disposing of certain LANDS, SLAVES, and STOCKS”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 22 Dec 2018

July 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (July 30, 1768).“SCHEME of a LOTTERY … for amending the Great North Road.” As the “SCHEME of a LOTTERY” advertised in the Providence...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 30 Jul 2018

September 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (September 10, 1767).“LOTTERY, For DISPOSING of certain LANDS, SLAVES, and STOCKS.” Advertisements offering slaves for sale regularly appeared among...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 10 Sep 2017

September 19

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Virginia Gazette (September 19, 1766).“To be SOLD, by way of LOTTERY … SUNDRY Millinery Goods.” Joseph Calvert operated a vendue (or auction) house, where he likely sold...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 19 Sep 2016

August 8

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago today? Rind’s Virginia Gazette (August 8, 1766).“The MARYLAND LOTTERY. … A few Tickets still remain unsold.” The Maryland Lottery offered “Land (lying in Kent County)”...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Aug 2016

18th Century Lottery

A Lottery is a taxation Upon all the fools in creation; And Heav’n be prais’d It is easily rais’d. . . The Lottery Henry Fielding We have come across this question in the newspaper, posed to the legal profession on 20th May 1770 about...
From: All Things Georgian on 26 Jul 2016

Carmarthenshire Archives: J’accuse, Part 1

…or, if you prefer, rwy’n gyhuddo. Readers of the previous posts in this series will know that when I first started to express my concern about the future of the archives, and began the online campaign to raise awareness of the situation,...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 25 Sep 2015

State Lotteries in the Early Republic: Or What I Learned from John Oliver

Mark Boonshoft discusses what John Oliver--yes, that John Oliver--can teach us about education lotteries in the early republic.
From: The Junto on 11 Feb 2015

The Lottery of 1726

Lotteries, at least state-run lotteries, in England went back to the time of Queen Elizabeth, the first recorded one being from 1566—1569. At the time, there were two main types of lottery. Common was a `zero-sum’ lottery where the amount given...
From: Kirby and his world on 14 Jan 2013

Winning the lottery

On Saturday 4 November 1617, the archdukes of the Southern Netherlands, Albert and Isabella, granted permission to the “gentil homme Lucquois” Matthias Micheli to organize a lottery for the foundation of the “Bergen van Barmhartigheid”...
From: The Collation on 29 Nov 2012

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