S2 Ep41: Illegal Luck: How the New Hampshire Sweepstakes Went Haywire


Manage episode 348226224 series 2809414
By Audioboom and Obsessed Network. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In the summer of 1964, the first modern lottery was off to the races in New Hampshire. The “Sweeps,” as they were called, were a sensation of national interest, with lawmakers quarreling over the legality of the get-rich-quick horse race scheme and citizens from all over crossing state lines to get in on the action. The craze seemed optimistic, until one man’s attempt at claiming his piece of the pie turned scandalous.
"Crimes of the Centuries" is a podcast from the Obsessed Network exploring forgotten crimes from times past that made a mark and helped change history.
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @centuriespod
Episode Sponsors:

95 episodes