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national lottery

noun

a lottery that is available to the entire country, esp. one sponsored or controlled by the government

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The UK has had a National Lottery since 1994.

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  • Laws were also enacted in 1909, legalizing cock fighting and establishing the national lottery.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Accordingly a city ordinance was passed, creating "The national lottery" and authorizing it to sell tickets and conduct drawings.

  • In desperation a national lottery was held, producing meager results.

    History of the United States Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard

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