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Meaning of “hit the jackpot” in the English Dictionary

"hit the jackpot" in British English

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hit the jackpot

to ​suddenly get or ​win a lot of ​money

hit the jackpot

to ​win the ​largestprize in a ​competition or ​game
to have a ​bigsuccess or make a ​bigprofit, usually through ​luck: He ​seems to have ​hit the jackpot with his new ​invention.
(Definition of hit the jackpot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hit the jackpot" in American English

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hit the jackpot

to ​succeed: I ​think we hit the ​jackpot with the ​advertising — ​oursales have ​doubled.
(Definition of hit the jackpot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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