Synonyms of 'lottery'
1 raffleDictionary, draw, lotto (British , New Zealand , South Africa)
the national lottery
2 gambleDictionary, chance, risk
Which judges are assigned to a case is always a bit of a lottery.
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Thesaurus for lottery from the Collins English Thesaurus
A lottery is a type of gambling game in which people buy numbered tickets. Several numbers are then chosen , and the people who have those numbers on their tickets win a prize.