Every August, thousands of colourful balls flood the streets of Cobh, a small fishing town in Ireland, for the Barrack Hill Ball Roll – the world’s quirkiest, most unique lottery. 6,000 red, blue, green, and yellow numbered balls are released at the top of West View, the town’s steepest street, aptly nicknamed the Deck of Cards.
They can be bought in local shops before the lottery. The town, practically a huge playground ball pit gone wild on this day, started this event in 2006 as a charity fundraiser, and since then it’s been rolling every year. The Barrack Hill Ball Roll will take place on Monday, August 4th this year. This is one lottery NOT to miss.
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