What did we witness happening yesterday morning in Chinatown?
January 17, 2013 11:52 AM Subscribe
What did we witness happening yesterday morning in Chinatown? We were walking down Pell St. at about 10:30 am, when I noticed a large crowd huddled around one of the storefronts. It was about 20 people, all of whom looked to be locals, most if not all of them older folks.
posted by jbickers to Grab Bag (7 answers total)
I tried to get as close as I could to see what was going on, but stopped short of pushing my way into the crowd (didn't want to be rude in case it was something personal). I did manage to get close enough to see that the crowd was gathered around a woman sitting in a chair, and in the few seconds I was able to see, it looked like people were handing her cash in exchange for small pink slips of paper. I wasn't able to see whether the paper had anything printed on it. The crowd was very eager to get to her, as if they were afraid she might run out before they got to her.
Any idea what this could have been? Local lottery? Tickets to something?