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The Irish lottery, 1780-1801

Author: Rowena Dudley
Publisher: Dublin : Four Courts, ©2005.
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"Lotteries were a well-established part of 18th-century life when, in 1780, the Irish government initiated the first state-controlled lottery to raise much-needed revenue. Inspired by its English counterpart, the lottery was well publicized; the draw, which took several weeks to complete, distributed a substantial prize fund in both large and small prizes. The moderately priced tickets and the century's fascination  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dudley, Rowena.
Irish lottery, 1780-1801.
Dublin : Four Courts, ©2005
(OCoLC)655119642
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rowena Dudley
ISBN: 1851829164 9781851829163
OCLC Number: 61168784
Description: 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Irish state lottery --
'Lottery-mongers' : the lottery office keepers --
Lottery officials --
Fraud and misfortune --
Ephemera --
After 1801 --
App. I. Irish state lottery schemes, 1780-1801 --
App. II. Lottery office keepers, 1780-1801.
Responsibility: Rowena Dudley.

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"Lotteries were a well-established part of 18th-century life when, in 1780, the Irish government initiated the first state-controlled lottery to raise much-needed revenue. Inspired by its English counterpart, the lottery was well publicized; the draw, which took several weeks to complete, distributed a substantial prize fund in both large and small prizes. The moderately priced tickets and the century's fascination with gambling encouraged all levels of society to participate. Interest, at fever pitch during the draw, was stimulated and sustained throughout by the newspapers and agents whose ingenious schemes bolstered ticket sales. The lottery's usefulness as a money-raising device ensured its survival for twenty-one years. A plethora of regulations, designed to suppress criminal activity, failed to eradicate fraud although the integrity of the lottery itself was never questioned. The lottery ended with the Act of Union - after 1801 Ireland's financial concerns were decided in London."--BOOK JACKET.

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