jackpot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"jackpot" in British English

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jackpotnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdʒæk.pɒt/  us   /-pɑːt/
the ​largestprize in a ​competition or ​game: The jackpot was over $1 million.
(Definition of jackpot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jackpotnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʒækˌpɑt/
the ​largestprizeoffered in a ​competition, or a ​prize that is ​added to until it is ​won: I ​dreamt that I ​won/​hit the jackpot.
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"jackpot" in Business English

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jackpotnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒækpɒt/
a large ​amount of ​money that you ​win in a ​game or a lottery: One ​ticketholder won a jackpot of 4.2 million ​euros. The ​weekly jackpot ​prizeaverages 2 million ​dollars.
a ​big unexpected ​success, ​profit, etc.: The new ​executivechairman would have to ​meet set ​targets to ​earn a ​shares jackpot.
hit the jackpot to have a ​bigsuccess 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 ​stronggrowth and ​lowinflation.
(Definition of jackpot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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