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tombola

noun [C] uk   /tɒmˈbəʊ.lə/ us    /tɑːmˈboʊ-/ UK
a game in which tickets with different numbers are bought from a spinning container and small prizes are won when the numbers on the tickets are the same as the numbers on the prizes: I won a bottle of port on the tombola at the fair.
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