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English definition of “raffle”

raffle

noun [C]     /ˈræf.l̩/
an activity in which people buy tickets with different numbers, some of which are later chosen to win prizes, that is organized in order to make money for a good social purpose: a raffle ticket/prize I have never won anything in a raffle.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
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