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noun lottery pronunciation in British English /ˈlɒtəri/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a game designed to raise money by selling lottery tickets that people buy hoping that their numbers are chosen by chance in the draw so that they win a money prize

    She won a million pounds in the lottery.

  2. 2
    [singular] showing disapproval a situation where everything depends on luck or chance

    The standard of care you get in hospital is a bit of a lottery.

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