The Lottery man

   Opening on 6 December 1909 at the Bijou Theatre, the Shubert-produced farce by Rida Johnson Young ran for 200 performances. An engaging but debt-ridden young journalist hits upon the idea of raffling himself off in marriage at a dollar per ticket. Just as the money starts to pour in, he meets the girl of his dreams. He then enlists his friends to buy as many tickets as possible in her name. This makes her indignant when she learns of it, but all ends well.

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