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hit the jackpot

informal

Definition of hit the jackpot in English:

1Win a jackpot.
Example sentences
  • After the usual checks and balances were performed, Tony received his payment in one lump sum wired to his account within a week of hitting the jackpot.
  • Fourth and last, slot players can hit the jackpot while in the hole, or with modest enough earnings that they have no incentives to stop.
  • Guadalupe Lopez was playing the Wheel of Fortune machines at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa when she hit the jackpot, a casino spokesman said.
2Have great or unexpected success, especially in making a lot of money quickly: the theater hit the jackpot with its first musical
More example sentences
  • Although Pumping Iron was a massive, surprise success, Schwarzenegger didn't hit the jackpot until the release of the first Terminator film in 1984.
  • After decades of trying one plantation crop after another without much success in the late nineteenth century, Malaya hit the jackpot with rubber trees in the early twentieth century.
  • Accenture is gambling that one of those companies will hit the jackpot and create the next SAP, giving Accenture first crack at helping its clients install the revolutionary software.
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