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jackpot

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdʒækpɒt/
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.
Translations of “jackpot”
in Spanish premio gordo, apuesta acumulada…
in French gros lot…
in German der Jackpot…
in Chinese (Traditional) (比賽中的)頭獎…
in Russian джекпот, главный приз…
in Turkish büyük ikramiye…
in Chinese (Simplified) (比赛中的)头奖…
in Polish główna wygrana, cała pula…
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