How did the word “raffle” originate and What does raffle mean?

Raffle was a game of chance in Chaucer’s time, played with three dice.

Every player in turn strove to throw a triplet, but if no one made that lucky cast, the winner was he who threw the highest pair.

The game and its name were of French origin.

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