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noun as in drawing

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Deputy health commissioner Anderson disagrees about whether lotteries are useful, saying the city is pushing to improve equity through community partnerships and outreach instead.

Buyers will be selected by lottery, as usual, with designations for every team.

In most states, lotteries accounted for about 2 percent of total revenue, a significant sum, to be sure, but hardly enough to offset a tax reduction and meaningfully bolster government expenditures.

Worst of all, Dallas owes New York its 2021 first-rounder, which could land in the lottery barring a reversal of fortune this season.

Other proposals included implementing a lottery rather than the first-come, first-served registration scramble for appointments.

You might be a lesbian, in which case you have won the sexual lottery.

The winning lottery numbers and foretold riches never arrived.

Selecting legislators by lottery was good enough for the ancient Athenians.

No matter how much money the Koch brothers or Tom Steyer spend, they cannot convince a lottery to choose one person over another.

Pathways offers employment services no matter the intensiveness of the disability (they have a lottery system).

Malicious persons in the town even declared that the lamented Torvestad had got his wife in a lottery at Christiansfeldt.

A lottery drawn in London for the benefit of the Virginia plantations, the profits of which amounted to nearly 30,000.

She ran the household, but had likewise a decided mania for lottery, and always for the same numbers; she "nursed a trey."

The lottery had taken a strong hold upon the innate love of chance.

The new county was required to build a court house at its own expense, which was partly done by lottery.


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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lottery, such as: gambling, raffle, sweepstake, chance, lotto, and door prize.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.