“If I won the lottery and could afford to live in Manhattan, no one would care, but here, I can have an effect,” DeWitt said.
These days, women often view a decent job and an employed husband as if such good luck were tantamount to winning the lottery.
And the fact that Degrassi was set in Canada, made in Canada … well, that was like winning the lottery.
1560s, "arrangement for a distribution of prizes by chance," from Italian lotteria, from lotto "lot, portion, share," from same root as Old English hlot (see lot). Cf. Middle French loterie, from Middle Dutch loterje, from lot (n.).