The strangest lottery,Today you will have a look at the strangest lotteries in the world. Some of them don’t offer cash prize but you do get lucky in other ways. Below you will read 4 types of lottery that are out there.
The Beer Lottery
Imagine tasting a beer that’s so heavenly that you would pay an exorbitant amount of money to taste it again?
The Citra Double IPA beer goes down smooth with a “surreal blend of crisp dryness and resin bitterness.” Sounds great but sadly there’s not enough of it to go around.
As this amazing beer is so rare, the demand for it is very high. Kern River decided to inaugurate a beer lottery in 2014 to accommodate for the demand. If you won the beer lottery, you would need to pay $54 for a six-pack.
The brewery also states that they won’t ship the beer to you. Instead, you will have to collect the paid for beer in-person way up in the mountains. It’s about a two-hour hike to get up there, apparently, and another two hours to get down. If you’re still interested in entering and you are lucky enough to win, we suggest that you take along enough water to drink on the way up and down the mountain. It’s thirty work but someone has to do it.
The Pope Lottery
Time to pray for forgiveness! Bring on the Pope Lottery
The Vatican City State runs an annual lottery to raise money for charity.
In 2017 a Raffle took place to stand a chance to win a white Lamborghini Huracán with gold stripes signed by Pope Francis.
Another lottery with the Pope in mind took place in America. With Catholics making up close to a quarter of the US population – 94.4 million people – and all of them wanting to see the Pope when he visited the country, the City of Philadelphia decided to come up with a fair solution by running a special lottery which gives everyone an equal chance of getting to see the Pope.
Bacon Flavored Lottery Tickets?
Hold onto your hats, we told you things were going to get strange.
The next lottery that makes onto The Strangest Lotteries in World list, is a scratch card that smells like bacon!
The Bringing Home the Bacon scratch card was created by the Indiana State Lottery. As bacon lovers scratch to see if they are lucky enough to win a huge prize, the scent of bacon is released while you see if you have won up to $10,000. If the aroma of bacon isn’t strange enough for you, you can also opt to swop the cash prize for a 20-year supply of bacon instead!
Let’s see, we have a beer lottery, a bacon lottery, pope lottery what could be next? Yes – of course – the invoice lottery. Which is the Last and least.
The Invoice Lottery
In order to promote business transparency and accounting compliance, the Polish government introduced a receipt lottery.
The lottery works with entrants registering their invoices for a minimum of ten Polish zlotys, giving them the chance to win prizes including cars and electronics such as laptops and tablet computers.
While there are people that dream of winning huge jackpots like this weeks €184 million SuperEnalotto or the massive $180 million on the US Powerball, there are also people who dream of simply winning beer. At the end of the day, playing the lottery is meant to be fun!