The allocation of reclaimed land at Tule Lake, California, to returning veteran homesteaders after World War II. It is reported that prospective settlers' names were drawn from a pickle jar because the number of applicants was greater than the number of homesteads available.
Israelite Land Lottery
Map of the twelve tribes of Israel (before the move of Dan to the north)
Numbers 26:52-56combines allocation of land by lot with a distribution system allocating territory according to each tribe's adult male population size. The Pulpit Commentary suggests that the community 'probably employed stones, differing in shape or colour, or having some distinguishing mark', which were 'placed in a vessel or in the fold of a garment, and drawn or shaken thence', with the outcome being interpreted as a divine decision.