Some time back I read The Tontine, a two-volume novel by Thomas Bertram Costain. Certain parts of it stayed with me and I recently searched for more information. I plan to read this again.
A tontine begins with a number of people investing their funds in a manner which allows the survivor to be rewarded with the full sum.
Another type of lottery is the tombola in which each entrant wins a prize. I'd be in favor of this one.
Our lottery claims to use the money for funding schools which I've always found a little strange.
And, yes, I play the lottery even though winning is unlikely as being lit by lightning. Do you?
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