Smorfia is a dream based system used to derive numbers for playing the lottery. Originally transmitted orally and later transcribed on paper, it provides a precise coding system to transform words, events, people, or objects from dreams—considered means of divine communication—into one or more numbers.

The origins of Smorfia are uncertain, but one prominent explanation links it to Morpheus, the ancient Greek god of dreams. Alternatively, some theories suggest that its roots lie in the Jewish Kabbala tradition, which believes that every word, letter, or sign in the Bible has a hidden meaning.

Since its early iterations, Smorfia—grimace—has used symbols alongside numbers to cater to the illiterate. The dream book is deeply rooted in Italian popular culture, and is traditionally associated with Naples, a city with a rich history of superstition and lottery life next to a volcano.

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Sorry Report, Smorfia, 5th Issue
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