- Also known as
Hazard & Co
primary name: Hazard, J
other name: Hazard & Co
- individual; merchant/tradesman; British; Male
- Life dates
- mid 18thC-1826
- Hazard's Lottery-Office, fronting Stationers-Hall, near Ludgate (on trade-card Banks 81.7)
Under the Royal Exchange, London (on trade-card dated 1756, Banks 81.8)
Royal Exchange Gate, 26 Cornhill, London
Oxford Street, end of Regent Street, London
- Financial company issuing lottery tickets until the abolition of the lottery in Britain, 1826.
Trade card in Banks Collection (Banks,81.7) advertises "At Hazard's Lottery-Office, Fronting Stationers-Hall, near Ludgate, (where the Lottery was drawn) Tickets and Shares of Tickets are sold at the lowest Prices. Where are kept complete Numerical and Register Books. Persons entering their Numbers at 6d. per Ticket, shall have an Account, expressing the Hour when drawn, sent immediately, either in Town or Country...[followed by a chart showing 'The Scheme of the Lottery' and 'The Scheme to the Purchasers of Shares']...All Tickets sold at my Office shall be endors'd with my own hand, J. Hazard....N.B. A great Number of Tickets sold and shar'd at this Office in the last Lottery were drawn vey considerable Prizes, and amongst them, No. 53764, A Prize of Five Thousand Pounds. The largest Prize sold or shar'd at any Office in London"
Fragment of trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.2761) advertises "The Tickets, Shares of Tickets, and Chances, Are sold by J. Hazard, Stock-Broker, (Who has been remarkable for Selling and Sharing the Ten Thousand Pounds Prizes, and most of the other Capital Prizes, in all the Lotteries for several Years past,)...[the remaining text is missing]." The card is illustrated with an image titled "State Lottery, 1756."