As a lottery funded heritage trainee I have expected that I was the only connection the Library has had to the lottery. But whilst looking through a collection of miscellaneous letters and papers last week, I discovered this lottery ticket from 1792! The ticket was tucked inside a letter, but unfortunately there is no reference to the ticket in the letter. I wonder if Bishop Hurd’s luck was with him and he won some money?
Written by Sarah Stretton, Skills for the Future Graduate Trainee at The Hurd Library and University of Worcester Research Collections.