On this day, January 11th 1567, the first ever state lottery was held in England. 4o,000 entries at 10 shillings each were available from St Paul’s Cathedral.
Recently in Bournemouth, a raffle ticket holder hoping to win a £3 million luxury home or an Aston Martin, has been left with a consolation prize of £110,070. This was due to lack of ticket sales.
It’s a form of gambling with which the Nation has become obsessed with.
Let’s take a look back at our history with the National Lottery.
Infographic: Joel Griffiths