|Posted: December 23, 2013, 7:58 pm - IP Logged|
I've been doing alot of ancestry stuff online past couple month's. Been trying to figure out what happened to my gg grandfather in england in 1891.
The dream, an older gentleman (old man really) approaches me in what appears to be an 1800 settings, in black and white, cobblestone road, old buildings in the backround, slightly misty/foggy out, and he was wearing what would have been worn back in those days including a black top hat and all. It was pretty detailed really.
Anyway, he hands me a lottery ticket and said "these are the winning numbers, play these numbers"
What does anyone make of this? I woke up and did remember the numbers so I wrote them down.
Would you play these numbers or is this just me going insane? Thanks for any insight.
I would see if the numbers mean anything to anyone? Someone's birthday or birth town. Do some research as to what were winning numbers back in that time? Is it about the same as today? What did the tickets look like then?
I would play those numbers. and I would be pretty curious how they are linked in my life today?
Endless Mountains P.a
December 11, 2013
Although the English probably first experimented with raffles and similar games of chance, the first recorded official lottery was chartered by Queen Elizabeth I, in the year 1566, and was drawn in 1569. This lottery was designed to raise money for the "reparation of the havens and strength of the Realme, and towardes such other publique good workes". Each ticket holder won a prize, and the total value of the prizes equalled the money raised. Prizes were in the form of silver plate and other valuable commodities. The lottery was promoted by scrolls posted throughout the country showing sketches of the prizes.
Thus, the lottery money received was an interest free loan to the government during the three years that the tickets ('without any Blankes') were sold. In later years, the government sold the lottery ticket rights to brokers, who in turn hired agents and runners to sell them. These brokers eventually became the modern day stockbrokers for various commercial ventures. Most people could not afford the entire cost of a lottery ticket, so the brokers would sell shares in a ticket; this resulted in tickets being issued with a notation such as "Sixteenth" or "Third Class".
Many private lotteries were held, including raising money for The Virginia Company of London to support its settlement in America at Jamestown. The English State Lottery ran from 1694 until 1826. Thus, the English lotteries ran for over 250 years, until the government, under constant pressure from the opposition in parliament, declared a final lottery in 1826. This lottery was held up to ridicule by contemporary commentators as "the last struggle of the speculators on public credulity for popularity to their last dying lottery".
Wear cute pajamas to bed...because you never know who you will meet in your dreams.