|Posted: February 5, 2009, 3:19 am - IP Logged|
Do you remember the Irish Hospitals' Sweepstake?
The sweepstake was established in 1930 because there was a need for investment in hospitals and medical services and the public finances were unable to meet this expense at the time. As the population of Ireland was unable to raise sufficient funds, because of its low population, a significant amount of the funds were raised in the United Kingdom and United States; often among the emigrant Irish populations. The winner was determined based on the outcome of several horse races; amongst them, the Cambridgeshire, Derby and Grand National.
Ireland no longer has the Sweepstake, but it has a state lottery. The lottery doesn't have a subscription service. If you would like the lottery to offer a subscription service, send then an email, and let then know you are interested in participating in the lottery.