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In lottery games or bingo games, sometimes an object like this is used:


What is the name of this? In Spanish we call it bolillero but I didn’t find the definition in Enlgish.

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

It is called a lottery drum (source) or a lottery machine (source).

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This one says it is called "bingo cage" or "lottery spinner".

bingo cage

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Would have helped if you cited your source? – Souta Sep 27 '12 at 20:25
sorry ... etsy.com/listing/106934095/… – GEdgar Sep 27 '12 at 21:31

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