English - Vietnamese Dictionary
lotteries'lɑtərɪ /'lɒt-Thesaurus Dictionary
+something that is regarded as a chance event
+players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
Advanced English Dictionary
raffle, sweepstake, drawing, pool, Brit tombola:
I've never known anyone who won anything in the national lottery.
+ noun (plural lotteries)Collocation Dictionary
1 [C] a way of raising money for a government, charity, etc. by selling tickets that have different numbers on them that people have chosen. Numbers are then chosen by chance and the people who have those numbers on their tickets win prizes: the national / state lottery + a lottery ticket
Compare: DRAW, RAFFLE
2 [sing.] (often disapproving) a situation whose success or result is based on luck rather than on effort or careful organization: Some people think that marriage is a lottery.
VERB + LOTTERY
We're having a lottery to raise money for homeless families.
LOTTERY + VERB
The lottery has raised millions of pounds.
LOTTERY + NOUN
ticket | winner | jackpot, prize
a £3 million lottery jackpot
in a/the ~
I won my car in a lottery
| on the ~
A couple have scooped £10 million on the national lottery.
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