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|Abstract||Chartered in 1868 by the Louisiana General Assembly, the Louisiana State Lottery Company operated in the United States until 1893. After transferring its headquarters to Honduras, the company continued to sell lottery tickets illegally stateside until the United States Department of Justice closed the business down in 1907. The collection contains broadsides, tickets, and an order form from the Louisiana State Lottery Company. Records date from 1878 to 1883.|
|Creator||Louisiana State Lottery Company.|
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The Louisiana State Lottery Company was incorporated in 1868 by the Louisiana General Assembly. The commissioners, Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Jubal Anderson Early, supervised the drawings and lent some legitimacy to the lottery. Despite facing strong opposition on moral grounds and charges of corruption, the Louisiana State Lottery Company held the monopoly on legal gambling in Louisiana until 1893, when it relocated its headquarters to Honduras. With printing presses stateside, the company continued to sell tickets illegally in the United States until 1907, when the Department of Justice closed it down permanently.Back to Top
The collection contains broadsides, tickets, and an order form from the Louisiana State Lottery Company. Records date from 1878 to 1883.Back to Top
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Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Laura Clark Brown, December 2012Back to Top