It sounds like a Ford Prefect [Hitch-hiker's Guide] sort of bizarre conjunction to me. But I'm sure the Lotto draw from a century ago will give the drama that extra touch of authenticity.My regret is that I haven't yet finished even the first of the trilogy that I bought from Amazon [Kindle] on your recommendation in November last year. It is beautifully written and I will get back to it now I've cleared most of the Kindly backlog. [Kindly? I like that. It stays.]
I suppose one could argue that World War 1 was a particularly grizzly kind of Lotto.