Definition of lottery. 1 a : a drawing of lots in which prizes are distributed to the winners among persons buying a chance. b : a drawing of lots used to decide something. 2 : an event or affair whose outcome is or seems to be determined by chance.
Lottery Drawing: The process of selecting numbers to determine which previously sold lottery tickets are winners. Lottery drawings may be conducted using mechanical devices with balls, spinning devices or with computerized random number generators.
noun, plural lot·ter·ies. a gambling game or method of raising money, as for some public charitable purpose, in which a large number of tickets are sold and a drawing is held for certain prizes. any scheme for the distribution of prizes by chance.
British English: lottery / ˈlɒtərɪ / NOUN A lottery is a type of gambling in which people bet on a number or a series of numbers being chosen as the winner. Lotteries usually offer large cash prizes and are often organized so that a percentage of the profits is donated to good causes.
prize draw in British English. (praɪz drɔː) noun. a raffle or lottery. The day will finish with a prize draw, but no-one will leave empty-handed. Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers.
A lottery is a form of gambling that involves the drawing of numbers at random for a prize. Some governments outlaw lotteries, while others endorse it to the extent of organizing a national or state lottery. It is common to find some degree of regulation of lottery by governments. The most common regulation is prohibition of sale to minors, and vendors must be licensed to sell lottery tickets. Although lotteries were common in the United States and some other countries during the 19th century, b
lottery definition: 1. a game, often organized by the state or a charity in order to make money, in which tickets with…. Learn more.
National Lottery Projects Since The National Lottery began in 1994 over 635,000 good causes have been supported with over £43 billion raised by players of The National Lottery (figures sourced from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport. – June 2021). Over £30 million raised weekly is an average based on April 2020 – March 2021.