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British Museum was funded by a public lottery

Fact - Funds from lottery were used to construct the British Museum
Pic Credits: © 2014 Martin Pettitt | London, The British Museum | CC BY-SA | Modified

The world famous British Museum was originally funded by a lottery.

Funds received from lotteries have been used by governments in many ways – wars, constructions of public buildings etc. The British Museum is a prime example of this.

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