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Photograph

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: 1948 ca.

Description: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigarette tax division uses a sledge hammer to smash illegal slot machines.

Date: 1924-01 

Description: Gerald J. Boileau, assistant district attorney, and George Lippert, district attorney, and three other men, exhibiting slot machines seized during a raid i...

Date: 1942-08-04 

Description: A woman turns her back on an agent as they enter the establishment where she worked at the beginning of a raid on many Hurley area bars. The arrest warrant...

Photograph

Hen Island

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Hen Island is reflected in the water of Fish Creek Bay in this view from Nelson Point in Peninsula State Park. The homes and businesses of Fish Creek are i...

Photograph

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

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

Date:  

Description: A night photograph of 'obscene' slot-machines in a penny arcade. On display are pennants on the wall, including "Iowa" and "Nebraska." Another machine hold...

Photograph

Fish Creek Harbor

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Fish Creek from the east; the bluff rises on the left, the harbor is on the right. The cottage in the foreground with pergola and lattice...

Date: 1919 

Description: A card dealer watches as Nick Delano (played by Warner Oland) shows Helene (Elsie Ferguson) to the gambling table in a scene still from the 1919 Famous Pla...

Date: 1949-02-19 

Description: Madison Police Inspector Philip H. Oakey is shown demolishing three "one-armed bandits". They had been stored in the vault of police headquarters since the...

Date: 1942-07-04 

Description: State Agent (left, with face blacked out to prevent future identification) as he seized the operator of the roulette table at the Ritz Bar after a sweeping...

Date: 1942-08-05 

Description: Five women in an Iron County Jail cell after a sweeping raid on many Hurley area establishments. The arrest warrants were for gambling and prostitution.

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)

Photograph

Winning Ticket

Date: 1993-08 

Description: "$110,000,000 Jackpot."

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Destroying slot machines and other illegal gambling devices at Law Park. From L to R: John Roach, director of the state beverage and cigaret tax division;...

Date: 1942-04-09 

Description: Two illegal gambling machines in the Paris Gardens, 6 miles west of Kenosha, on Highway 43. Three man area sitting at the bar.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Valentine's Day card with a man holding five cards, all with the suit of hearts. He is wearing a plaid shirt and black vest with a red and black striped ba...

Date: 1942-04-04 

Description: An illegal gambling machine in a dining area of a restaurant. A waiter is visible through a doorway on the left.

Photograph

Indians Gambling

Date:  

Description: Indians gamble at the Warm Springs Agency in Oregon.

Date: 1942-04-11 

Description: Three illegal gambling machines in the Silver Arrow Tavern on U.S. Highway 12.

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