lottomania

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lotto +‎ -mania

Noun[edit]

lottomania (uncountable)

  1. (informal) Enthusiasm for playing the lottery.
    • 1992, Forbes (volume 149, issues 5-9)
      The lottomania (Forbes, Mar. 6, 1989) that sent state lottery revenues to more than $20 billion last year has finally run out of steam. Revenue gains are slackening off...
    • 1994, Linda Schinke-Llano, Time: Reaching for Tomorrow
      As lottomania has swept the nation, one result is an entirely new social stratum of millionaires...