We don't look for lotto numbers in the newspaper
We play it right over the counter by the Now & Laters
The running numbers game is a popular albeit illegal, lottery game in many inner city neighborhoods, especially the Latino community. A number is randomly chosen by a bookie and people put in money into a pool and choose numbers to try and match the numbers that were chosen. Sometimes, a person is sent to various places to collect the numbers or sometimes you can place your numbers in the bodega.
Bodega counters are usually plastic compartments for candy. Now & Laters are fruit flavored, taffy type of candy.
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