1. lottery

noun. ['ˈlɑːtɝi'] players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots.


  • numbers game
  • numbers pool
  • numbers racket
  • numbers
  • tombola
  • raffle
  • sweepstakes
  • drawing
  • gambling game
  • lucky dip


  • lotteria (Italian)
  • -eria (Italian)

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Rhymes with Lottery

  • guattery
  • pottery

Sentences with lottery

1. Noun, singular or mass
Entering the realm of new money can be an overwhelming experience for lottery winner.

2. Adjective
Some unallocated annuities hold lottery funds.

Quotes about lottery

1. Why do people play the lottery, or why do people gamble, period? You know, it's with the hope of winning something more.
- Derek Kilmer

2. Christian, you are the state lottery, the cure for cancer, and the three wishes from Aladdin's lamp all rolled into one
- E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed

3. I'm going to talk to her.""And how's that going to go? You're just going to walk up to her and say, 'Hey, I know you've never seen me before, but I'm your dad. Oh, and guess what? You've won the evolutionary lottery: You're a vampire. Let's go to Disneyland!
- J.R. Ward, Dark Lover

2. lottery

noun. ['ˈlɑːtɝi'] something that is regarded as a chance event.


  • accident
  • stroke
  • fortuity


  • lotteria (Italian)
  • -eria (Italian)