Synonyms of lottery
1 raffleDictionary • the national lottery
raffle • There will be more great prizes to be won in our latest raffle.
draw • I hear you won a case of whisky in the Christmas draw.
lotto (British, New Zealand, South Africa) • If you won the lotto, what would you do with the money?
2 gambleDictionary • Which judges are assigned to a case is always a bit of a lottery.
gamble • the President's risky gamble in calling an election
chance • I certainly think it's worth taking a chance.
risk • This was one risk that paid off.
venture • a Russian-American joint venture
hazard • a sole that reduces the hazard of slipping on slick surfaces
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• I certainly think it's worth taking a chance.
• I hear you won a case of whisky in the Christmas draw.
• the President's risky gamble in calling an election
Thesaurus for lottery from the Collins English Thesaurus
a method of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving a proportion of the money raised to holders of numbers drawn at random