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lottery

noun uk   /ˈlɒt.ər.i/  us   /ˈlɑː.t̬ɚ-/
B1 [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.
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in Arabic يانَصيب…
in Korean 로터리, 복권…
in Malaysian loteri…
in French loterie…
in Turkish piyango, bir tür şans oyunu, kumar…
in Italian lotteria…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抽彩,抽獎, 運氣,碰運氣的事…
in Russian лотерея…
in Polish loteria…
in Vietnamese xổ số…
in Spanish lotería…
in Portuguese loteria…
in Thai สลากกินแบ่ง…
in German die Lotterie…
in Catalan loteria…
in Japanese 宝くじ…
in Indonesian undian…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抽彩,抽奖, 运气,碰运气的事…
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