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Synonyms of lottery in English:


  • 1 play the lottery
    raffle, drawing, prize drawing, sweepstake(s), lotto
  • 2 life is a lottery
    gamble, speculation, venture, risk, game of chance, matter of luck
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    Son, if you really want something in life, you have to work for it. Now quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers.
    Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson on the TV series The Simpsons ( 1989–)

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