100 thoughts on “Her Mom Ran an Underground Lottery Business

  1. I remember my family would play numbers in the 80’. My grandma told me the mob would try to shake down the winners, if they won big. That dream book was the real deal!!!!!

  2. Only black people justify crime as a way of getting out of their circumstances…

  3. Who was she hurting? nobody! Better than flooding her community with drugs. Respect for this OG!

  4. Running numbers was created by a blk man. Now the goverment took over and call it lottery and make it illegal to gamble so they can make money off of us lmao.

  5. She must be some kin to TI some stories you just keep to yourself even though her mother is deceased they could go after her ppl she dealt with

  6. Am I the only one who doesn't understand how her mom made money if she paid them if they won through her money🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  7. We had these in NYC too I remember my friends mom taking us and having to wait in the car till she came out

  8. This is what us unicorns do, we just hide so none of u “humans” see us. It’s sort of weird why u guys want to kidnap us.

  9. Heard this story beginning of the year on the popular podcast 'Criminal'. For people that like listening to interesting stories like this. Give that podcast a shot

  10. What an interesting life story she has to tell! I can't wait for the movie version (I always wait to read the book after I see the movie so that neither disappoints)!

  11. So your confessing to knowing of a crime and not reporting and you snitching 😆

  12. Remember that episode of Everybody Hates Chris where he was gambling 😆

  13. This was a one of the reasons that black communities were thriving in the 70s.
    Government bought out those bookeeps and now we have the state lottery. Black folks should go back to this.

  14. Im still confused on what shes doing. Why would people go through her to buy lotto, instead of going out and doing it themselves. Was she splitting winnings amongst everyone who bought tickets through her, and keeping some for herself?

  15. This was normal for me too, I'm from Detroit also. And my grandfather house was like this. Old men were always there playing their numbers and the number man. Im glad the black community had something that would benefit them.

  16. I wish it was a movie and the police broke in to her house and arrest her and the daughter broke her out

  17. I don't see the issue in this she made her money didn't hurt anyone .. MUSL runs it and it's all good? Who said it was okay?

  18. Pick up the book: The World According to Fannie Davis- My Mother's Life In The Detroit Numbers by Bridgett M. Davis

  19. Rest in peace Queen! Wow I wish they made more women like you making money to support your family the best way you know how not hurting anybody still being a lady in a good person everyday. Much respect to you and your family rest in peace

  20. Where I live there is a man who does veterinary stuff out of his house. He does full blown surgeries to your dog for hella cheap. He was a vet in another country. Everyone here is hush hush about it. We take our dogs their also. He’s been running it for many years. I’m in shock he hasn’t been caught. Glad he has not been caught yet lol. I benefit from this

  21. Someone trying to explain that illegal gambling is good for the economy is laughable

  22. This is not a lie it's the very truth👉 Lisa Guerrero would confront the winning number 😂

  23. I learned about this through a podcast. There another woman that was in NY that was even more brazen than her mother but they’re not doing a show on her—instead their doing it on her henchman Bumpy what’s his face 😒😒😒😒

  24. Your mom probably paid off more than the legal lottery which in my opinion is the true scam on the working class.

  25. I’m from miami Florida and my daddy use play numbers at the number house overtown… we had number houses everything where shout out to DADE COUNTY

  26. Black people have always had a hustle! May not have been legal, but it kept the money in the community

  27. All I hear is that her momma thought smarter & still helped everyone along the way! Way to go!

  28. What’s wrong with black people scamming themselves. Wish they would keep doing it over selling drugs but hey cops still help out with those pests lol

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