Date: Around 1884
Source: Private collection of Dominique Beauregard
Curé Labelle’s lottery got off to a more-than-satisfactory start. Not everyone could afford the ticket price, however, so a second series was instituted in short order: this was the “petite loterie,” costing 25 cents a ticket. The total value of the 210 prizes available was $10,000. The top prize for the second series was a property worth $2,500.