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lottery (plural lotteries)
- A scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance, especially a gaming scheme in which one or more tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes, the other tickets are blanks.
- (figuratively) An affair of chance.
- (obsolete, Shakespeare) Allotment; a thing allotted.
scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance
affair of chance
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