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The lottery ticket is a miscellaneous item in Fallout: New Vegas.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Locations
- 3 Behind the scenes
- 4 Gallery
- 5 References
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The lottery tickets were originally issued by Big Ranch Nevada State Lotto. They appear as small, rectangle, gold-embossed pieces of paper bearing the text “Nevada State Lotto,” with “Big Ranch” written below.
Lottery tickets were given to Nipton inhabitants during Caesar’s Legion’s massacre of the town, used to determine who would die and in what fashion. Tickets can be found scattered throughout Nipton, usually near the bodies of the town’s murdered inhabitants. They have no weight and can be sold to vendors.
Lottery tickets come in two varieties, including a version worth 1 cap, and a rarer version worth 10 caps. There are 51 copies of the “common” ticket and 16 copies of the “valuable” version, including a “valuable” ticket carried by Nipton survivor Oliver Swanick.
The lottery ticket is a miscellaneous item in Fallout: New Vegas. 1 Characteristics 2 Locations 3 Behind the scenes 4 Gallery 5 References The lottery tickets were originally issued by Big Ranch Nevada State Lotto. They appear as small, rectangle, gold-embossed pieces of paper bearing the text…
Massacre of Nipton
4 NCR troopers
several Powder Gangers killed and crucified
The Massacre of Nipton,  or the Nipton lottery,  was the systematized killing of the inhabitants of Nipton by Caesar’s Legion frumentarii in 2281.
- 1 Prelude
- 2 Massacre
- 3 Aftermath
- 4 Appearances
- 5 References
Hoping to capitalize off the local prison break by the Powder Gangers, town Mayor Joseph Steyn had invited newly formed Powder Gangers to the town to service them with prostitutes, chems and other entertainment so to make extra profit from them and the NCR troops that occasionally visit town. Steyn was later approached by Vulpes Inculta, under the alias of Mr. Fox, to proposition Steyn in letting the Legion come to town and make an example of NCR troopers and Powder Gangers that stay in Nipton with little knowledge of Vulpes Inculta’s true intentions for Nipton.  
When the Powder Gangers had entered town, the Legion had sprung their trap and began to drag everyone to the center of town and killing anyone that resisted. Once everyone who was willing to come along peacefully was fully rounded up, Vulpes Inculta announced his plan for a lottery to decide the fates of the captured. First off on the lottery were the “lucky losers” that got decapitated, second were the crucifixions, which made up the bulk of the lottery tickets. During these drawings Mayor Steyn’s ticket was drawn and was given special treatment of being burned alive on a tire fire.
After the main tickets were chosen, the first, second and third place prizes were drawn. Third place winners were enslaved and taken by the legion to a local Legion raid camp, the second place winner, Boxcars, had his life spared but his legs crippled with hammers,  and finally first place winner, Oliver Swanick, had his life spared without any harm done. 
During the roundup, the Legion suffered minor casualties. After the final ticket was drawn, none of the original Nipton residents remained, with all of the “winners” being Powder Gangers. Along with wiping out the whole town, Vulpes Inculta and his contubernias of legionaries left the town in ruin with several tire fires burning on the roads of Nipton that can be seen for miles.  Numerous powder gangers were crucified on the road to Nipton town hall that was also filled with rabid Legion mongrels and other surprises as a trap for anyone who investigates. To help spread the word of Legion on the NCR side of the Colorado River, Vulpes tasks a Courier to deliver the news to local Mojave Outpost. 
The aftermath of the Nipton Massacre can be seen in Fallout: New Vegas.
The Massacre of Nipton,1 or the Nipton lottery,2 was the systematized killing of the inhabitants of Nipton by Caesar's Legion frumentarii in 2281. 1 Prelude 2 Massacre 3 Aftermath 4 Appearances 5 References Hoping to capitalize off the local prison break by the Powder Gangers, town Mayor Joseph…