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sweepstake or esp (US) sweepstakes (ˈswiːpˌsteɪk)
 
n
1.  a.  a lottery in which the stakes of the participants constitute the prize
 b.  the prize itself
2.  any event involving a lottery, esp a horse race in which the prize is the competitors' stakes
 
[C15: originally referring to someone who sweeps or takes all the stakes in a game]
 
sweepstakes or esp (US) sweepstakes
 
n
 
[C15: originally referring to someone who sweeps or takes all the stakes in a game]

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The letter reiterates that the consumer's telephone number is his or her sweepstake entry number.
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