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Meat raffles bring crowds to the bars

by Michael Mattison
It might not be the biggest money maker for charitable gambling organizations but it sure brings in the patrons. Meat raffles are popular around the area with two in Winthrop, two in Gibbon and one more in Lafayette.
People buy a ticket, once 30 tickets are sold, a wheel is spun. If that number matches your ticket, you are a winner. You get to chose a package of meat. In most cases, if your number falls one above or one below the winning number, you receive a drink chip from the bar.

For the entire story, check out the March 8 issue of the Winthrop News.

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