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English Dictionary: lottery by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
lottery
n
  1. something that is regarded as a chance event; "the election was just a lottery to them"
  2. players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
    Synonym(s): lottery, drawing
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Lottery \Lot"ter*y\, n.; pl. {Lotteries}. [Lot + -ery, as in
      brewery, bindery.]
      1. A scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance;
            esp., a gaming scheme in which one or more tickets bearing
            particular numbers draw prizes, and the rest of tickets
            are blanks. Fig. : An affair of chance.
  
      Note: The laws of the United States and of most of the States
               make lotteries illegal.
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