Meaning of “hit the jackpot” in the English Dictionary

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"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 largest prize in a competition or game

to have a big success or make a big profit, 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 advertisingour sales have doubled.

(Definition of “hit the jackpot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)