National Lottery Poster - Happy Winners
By Derouet Lesacq, 1937
Original poster showing two happy characters who have just won the jackpot!
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The French National Lottery is the distant heir of the Royal Lottery of France
which was managed by the General Lottery Administration.
This lottery was created by decree on ,
to help the disabled ,
to veterans and victims of agricultural disasters.
The first banknotes were sold for 100 F and, from 1934 onwards, they were sold in the same way as the others,
appear in the corresponding National Lottery tickets
to the 1/5th and 1/10th of the whole bill (for a value of 50 F and 10 F)
that have the same number.
This splitting system opens the lottery to a wider audience
and to many associations that are starting to work as transmitters,
like the veterans' associations and the Gueules cassées from 1935.
The Lottery is renewed each year by successive Finance Acts.
The decree-law of which stigmatized the
"serious moral hazard of the games"
its existence but the veterans' associations
are able to maintain it.
Despite the paper shortages, the irregularity of the trains,
postal failures or hassles of the German authorities
during the second world war,
the draws of the national lottery continue salle Pleyel in Paris.
After the war, the circulation became weekly.
Special slices appear at Valentine's Day, Mother's Day
and Friday the 13th.
Severely competed by the tiercé created in 1954,
the issuers grouped together in 1974 within a interest grouping
economic to launch a new game two years later,
the Loto, now organized by the Française des jeux, heir of the National Lottery