Definition of 'lottery'
Example sentences containing 'lottery'
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What would you do if you won the lottery jackpot? Times, Sunday Times (2016)My first year in the squad was the first of the national lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many lottery winners apparently struggle to adjust to their wealth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Planning services have become a postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The moon in your chart adds luck to lottery tickets. The Sun (2016)It also emerged yesterday that some face a postcode lottery over their energy bills. The Sun (2016)It was like winning the lottery. The Sun (2017)And a postcode lottery for services means sufferers struggle to get suitable treatment in many regions, the report found. The Sun (2016)He had a lottery win. The Sun (2016)It is the eighth big win for a UK player this year in the Europe-wide lottery game. The Sun (2016)What would you do if you won the lottery jackpot? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The moon shines its luckiest light on you and playing the lottery or bingo could be rewarding. The Sun (2010)The same reputational halo hovers over our national lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The only thing worse than unimaginative lottery winners are miserable lottery winners. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Will charities win in the new lottery game? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Your connection speed can also be something of a postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It would be like waiting to win a lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Unlike some of our competitors whose postcode lottery pricing means prices can vary across their forecourts. The Sun (2013)There are spaces left but applicants are selected by a lottery system. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The moon spins through your prize chart to add luck to lottery tickets. The Sun (2012)Maybe we should have played the lottery instead! The Sun (2008)And the art the lottery winners make of themselves is gauche and clichéd. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is a danger of the game becoming a lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Whether or not you learn to play an instrument through school is a postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Other lottery players have been able to dream of how they would spend their millions if they won. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There were also legal concerns as the government is not allowed to replace public funding with lottery money. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Money from taxpayers and lottery players is being siphoned into training opportunities for athletes from often wealthy backgrounds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Now we have smart coaches who through the national lottery are being given the tools to do the job. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The newest money is lottery money. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He had been close to his uncle and was with him on the day that he found out about his lottery win. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Time for a wake-up call by taking over lottery funding for movies? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Lottery funds should cover the first 21 million. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The postcode lottery means 17.4 per cent of appeals against speeding camera fines in the capital are successful. The Sun (2016)If payment is in cash, then the trustee will select bonds by lottery and use the cash to redeem them at par. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)THE lone winner of a 3million lottery jackpot has yet to claim the prize. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'lottery'
British English: lottery /ˈlɒtərɪ/ NOUN
A lottery is a type of gambling in which people bet on a number or a series of numbers being chosen as the winner. Lotteries usually offer large cash prizes and are often organized so that a percentage of the profits is donated to good causes.
...the national lottery.
- American English: lottery
- Arabic: يَانَصِيبٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: loteria
- Chinese: 六合彩
- Croatian: lutrija
- Czech: loterie
- Danish: lotteri
- Dutch: loterij
- European Spanish: lotería
- Finnish: arpajaiset
- French: loterie
- German: Lotterie
- Greek: λοταρία
- Italian: lotteria
- Japanese: 宝くじ
- Korean: 복권
- Norwegian: lotteri
- Polish: loteria
- European Portuguese: lotaria
- Romanian: loterie
- Russian: лотерея
- Spanish: lotería
- Swedish: lotteri
- Thai: สลากกินแบ่ง
- Turkish: piyango
- Ukrainian: лотерея
- Vietnamese: sổ xố
Definition of lottery from the Collins English Dictionary
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