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Historical Essay

Lottery Ball Drawing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ball drawing machine used by the Wisconsin Lottery for Daily Pick 3 and Daily Pick 4 games, 1992-2000. (Museum object #2001.83.16.1A-B)

Date: 1989 

Description: Cover of a pamphlet explaining how to play the Wisconsin Lottery game Megabucks. Drawing on the cover shows people carrying oversize Megabucks cards and ex...

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Description: Ticket for a raffle in which a turkey was the prize.

Date: 1826 

Description: Connecticut State Lottery ticket for the benefit of the Bishop's Fund.

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Miracle Mile Sign

Date: 1993-08 

Description: A sign regarding a $110,000,000 Jackpot.

Date: 1827 

Description: Virginia State Lottery ticket for the benefit of the Dismal Swamp Canal Company.

Date: 1855-12-20 

Description: Letter confirming the purchase of two State of Maryland Lottery tickets by Mr. Charles A. Kingsley through the Chicago office of Pyfer & Co.

Date: 1990 

Description: Illinois State Lottery Pick 4 ticket purchased Sunday, February 4, 1990.

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Description: Ticket for a raffle in which a steel engraving with a gold leaf frame was the prize.

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Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "$110,000,000 Jackpot."

Date: 1845 

Description: Georgia Lottery ticket from 1845 authorized by the Legislature for the benefit of Fort Gained Academy.

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Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: Sign congratulating the lottery winners at Gilles Frozen Custard Drive-in.

Date: 1795 

Description: State of Pennsylvania Lottery ticket authorised by law to benefit the Schuylkill and Susquehanna, and Delaware and Schuylkill Canals.

Date: 1888 

Description: Ticket for the quarterly twenty dollar drawing of the Louisiana State Lottery Company.

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Description: Unused Wisconsin Lottery Money Game scratch-off game ticket.

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Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "The media coverage was incredible when Les Robins and Colleen DeVries receive their checks."

Date: 1845 

Description: Ticket for the Grand Consolidated Lottery of Delaware and Georgia for the benefit of improving the navigation of the Pokomoke River and for the benefit of...

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Description: Magic Double Moola scratch-off ticket from the Wisconsin Lottery. Ticket has been scratched off revealing that it is not a winner.

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Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "TV news people stand in front of the Fond du Lac Sentry store where the winning ticket was purchased."

Date: 1774 

Description: Ticket for the Harvard College Lottery.

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