I personally don't play the lottery; I really enjoy my life and I'm not a gambler. That's just me, though - I certainly don't see anything wrong with others playing!
I love these vintage Peruvian lottery cards - I can see why someone kept them! Aren't they beautiful? I love that they're over 60 years old, too. As is the case with so much of the stuff I collect I love pondering the reason why these still exist - were they a gift from someone? Were they purchased at a corner store during a first date? Was someone's future riding on whether or not they won? Or, like me, did they just enjoy the graphics and the ephemeral nature of the tickets?
And speaking of ephemeral, how about these pull-and-peel lottery cards? Of my collection, I'd say these count as the most throwaway. And yet, I actually purchased these and I love 'em! I love all the numbers, I love the old fonts used, I love the tiny bit of decoration on the ends - they're just cool.
And because they're so colorful and graphic-filled, they're perfect for collage art! Here are a few examples of how lottery items can be used in art:
|Sweet Little Sixteen pendant - available in my Etsy shop|
|"Dear Uncle Al" ATC|