The world is a lottery wherein one must expect to meet with many unlucky chances.
Policy is a kind of penny lottery, with alleged daily drawings which never take place.
There are other possible payoffs in the marine toxin lottery.
The state has used lottery money to help preserve its habitat.
His comrades congratulated him as if he'd won the lottery.
Some people dream of winning the lottery, others dream of that shiny new car.
Because the state didn't have enough money to cover everyone who applied, they used a lottery.
Years later she wins a lottery and spends all the money to make a memorable feast for the sisters who have sheltered her.
Every ten minutes or so, coins would be distributed through a process that resembled a lottery.
Or they'll put their motorcycle, or a winning lottery ticket-there are a lot of winning lottery tickets.
British Dictionary definitions for lottery
noun (pl) -teries
a method of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving a proportion of the money raised to holders of numbers drawn at random
a similar method of raising money in which players select a small group of numbers out of a larger group printed on a ticket. If a player's selection matches some or all of the numbers drawn at random the player wins a proportion of the prize fund
an activity or endeavour the success of which is regarded as a matter of fate or luck
C16: from Old French loterie, from Middle Dutch loterije. See lot