Translation of "lottery" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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lotterynoun

uk /ˈlɒt.ər.i/ us /ˈlɑː.t̬ɚ.i/

B1 [ C ] a game, often organized by the state or a charity in order to make money, in which tickets with numbers are sold to people who then have a chance of winning a prize if their number is chosen

抽彩,抽奖

[ S ] disapproving something that depends only on luck and is not fair

运气,碰运气的事
Education in England is something of a lottery. 在英格兰接受教育有点儿像碰运气。

More examples

  • Paul had a dream that he won the lottery.
  • Did Chris tell you about his winning some money in the lottery?
  • The idea behind the national lottery is to raise money for good causes.
  • Winning the lottery has set them up for life.
  • Statistically speaking, you're more likely to die from a bee sting than win the lottery.

(Translation of “lottery” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)