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Synonyms for lottery
ˈlɒt ə rilot·te·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lotterynoun

    something that is regarded as a chance event

    "the election was just a lottery to them"

    drawing, raffle

  2. lottery, drawingnoun

    players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots

    draft, draught, drawing, drafting, drawing off, draftsmanship

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  1. List of paraphrases for "lottery":

    lotteries, raffle, lotto, sweepstakes, jackpot, bingo, betting

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How to use lottery in a sentence?

  1. Jeff Sessions:

    A merit-based system, by definition, would be safer than a lottery or even extended family-based immigration.

  2. Paul Grimaldi:

    For some, lottery tickets are a key driver for their customers and we don't want to steal that away.

  3. Fran Lebowitz:

    I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not.

  4. Paulina Porizkova:

    He left things in a mess with the will thing, that was such a mean thing to do to us as a family because we’re a fairly close-knit family and that’s not his doing, nobody came away happy from this. Not the ones who were slighted and not the ones that supposedly won the lottery either.

  5. Alexis Rodriguez:

    It would be like if I bought a lottery ticket here and a lottery ticket in Canada, and I won both.

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