Meaning of “jackpot” in the English Dictionary

"jackpot" in American English

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jackpotnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒækˌpɑt/

the largest prize offered in a competition, or a prize that is added to until it is won:

I dreamt that I won/hit the jackpot.

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

"jackpot" in Business English

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jackpotnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒækpɒt/ us

a large amount of money that you win in a game or a lottery:

One ticket holder won a jackpot of 4.2 million euros.
The weekly jackpot prize averages 2 million dollars.

a big unexpected success, profit, etc.:

The new executive chairman would have to meet set targets to earn a shares jackpot.
hit the jackpot

to have a big success or make a lot of money, especially if this is unexpected:

As the man with responsibility for the US economy, he had hit the jackpot with strong growth and low inflation.

(Definition of “jackpot” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)