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Origin of the word 'Lotology'

In the July 1993 issue of the Lottery Collectors Society's (LCS) newsletter Jay Machinate (member #169) wrote in stating that he felt we needed a name for our hobby.

Two different names were submitted and were listed in the August 1993 newsletter:
  • Stanley Odel member #398 suggested "LAGCHRONOLOGY".
  • Bill Cupp member #390 suggested "LOTOLOGY".
Two other names were also submitted and appeared in the September 1993 newsletter:
  • David Vazquez Trujillo # 371 suggested "LOTTEROPHILIA".
  • Paul Ramien suggested "NOUNLOTTOLYSIS".
Ballots were sent out with the September 1993 newsletter and were to be returned postmarked no later than October 1, 1993 with a vote for one of the four names submitted. The following vote count is from the ballots received. Lotology was the name that had the majority of the votes.
  • LAGCHRNOLOGY 3 VOTES
  • LOTOLOGY 60 VOTES
  • LOTTEROPHILIA 21 VOTES
  • NOUNLOTTOLYSIS 1 VOTE
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