Print entitled 'The Representation of the Drawing of the State-Lottery at Guildhall, 1763'
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Two large lottery wheels, their cases bearing the royal initials 'G R', flank a long table at which seven Lottery Commissioners are seated. A school boy from Christ's Hospital stands beside each wheel, who draws the lottery ticket, reads the number aloud to the assembled crowd before handing it to the gentleman standing beside him.
Angerstein is supposed to have suggested the establishment of a state lottery, which was sanctioned by Parliament. With his friends, he engaged to take half the tickets issued.
Exhibition catalogue no. 17