A game in which people pick tickets out of a revolving drum and certain tickets win immediate prizes, typically played at a fete or fair: entrance includes a tombola and raffle [mass noun]: traditional games such as tombola or bingo
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- The money seems to have been taken from one of the main games like the tombola or raffle.
- Stalls selling everything from books and bric-a-brac to cakes and crafts will be on the agenda, as well as games, a tombola and a raffle.
- There were plenty of games, many of which had been made by the children themselves including a coconut shy, ball games and a tombola.
late 19th century: from French or Italian, from Italian tombolare 'turn a somersault'.