Translation of "lottery" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /ˈlɒt.ər.i/ US  /ˈlɑː.t̬ɚ-/

[ 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


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

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

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