The tradition of playing the lottery is a legacy of distant centuries. Draw lots in ancient Greek myths. And in Thailand and today, the duration of military service is determined by drawing lots. The idea was developed during the era of the Han dynasty in China. The emperor was brought paper with numbers and the lord marked arbitrary numbers. Residents tried to guess the numbers correctly. From there, with silk and other goods, “papers of happiness” migrated to the Mediterranean, taking advantage of particular popularity in ancient Rome. There the lottery received its current name. International fun came to Russia after the reforms of Peter I. Having cut a “window to Europe”, the country gained access to this popular entertainment. But the full life of the lottery was found only under Catherine II.
There are many types of lotteries. One of the subspecies is the notes in the cookies, on which are written half-serious “predictions” created for entertainment. Other lotteries on the contrary force the person to try on the role of Nostradamus.
There are other types of popular entertainment:
Instant lottery – for those who do not like to languish for a long time in anticipation of the result.
Circulation – the choice of lovers to think long over the numbers or who believe in their luck. Divided into two subspecies: with ready numbers or numbers to choose from.
Lottery quickly gained popularity. In Soviet times, many people united around televisions in anticipation of the result of circulation. “Papers of happiness” are reflected in various forms of art. From Chekhov to Borges, writers dealt with an intriguing and topical topic of all time. Lottery tickets bring together the heroes of Roald Dahl’s tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, according to which the famous director Tim Burton made a no less famous movie. The lottery often becomes the starting point for adventures in modern cinema, and the ticket becomes the McGuffin that all the characters hunt.
Thailand is distinguished not only by the selection of a rookie by the draw. In this country – the will of the case is almost law. In order to avoid the appearance of free-riders in public transport, the authorities decided to act creatively. Lottery and travel tickets were combined in one paper. Now there is less rubbish on the streets – does anyone throw a lottery?
From the Chinese notion, lottery tickets have turned into nationwide entertainment, which does not require much time from players. A happy accident does not happen to everyone, but everyone gets pleasure from participating in the universal fun “madness.” Cross out the numbers, erase the protective layer with a coin to get to the image or code, follow the rolling balls with friends – what could be more intriguing?