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synonyms for lottery

  • gambling
  • raffle
  • sweepstake
  • chance
  • lotto
  • door prize
  • game of chance
  • luck of the draw
  • numbers game
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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.
CHICAGO THINKS ZOCDOC CAN HELP SOLVE ITS VACCINE CHAOSLINDSAY MUSCATOFEBRUARY 12, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Buyers will be selected by lottery, as usual, with designations for every team.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUPER BOWL LVSAM FORTIERFEBRUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
SPORTS GAMBLING COULD BE THE PANDEMIC’S BIGGEST WINNERJONATHAN D. COHENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Worst of all, Dallas owes New York its 2021 first-rounder, which could land in the lottery barring a reversal of fortune this season.
HOW LUKA DONCIC’S MAVERICKS LOST THEIR JOYFUL SWAGGER AND HOW THEY CAN GET IT BACKBEN GOLLIVERFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Other proposals included implementing a lottery rather than the first-come, first-served registration scramble for appointments.
D.C. RELEASES EARLY DATA ON VACCINE RECIPIENTS AMID PUSH FOR EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTIONMICHAEL BRICE-SADDLER, JULIE ZAUZMER, LOLA FADULUFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I drew Buttercup in the mule lottery for the eight-mile ride to camp.
IN BIG SKY COUNTRY, A PANDEMIC-ERA FLY-FISHING GETAWAYCARL FINCKEJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Another winning ticket for $2 million in a Power Play drawing was sold at a store in Hagerstown, lottery officials said.
WINNING $730 MILLION POWERBALL TICKET SOLD IN MARYLANDDANA HEDGPETHJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He is quick to quip that his ability to raise money for completely different concepts that are a world away from e-commerce are in no smart part due to his having already won the “startup lottery”.
DESCRIPT RAISES $30M TO BUILD THE NEXT GENERATION OF VIDEO AND AUDIO EDITING TOOLSINGRID LUNDENJANUARY 12, 2021TECHCRUNCH
He now makes a giant batch of pizza dough and a big pan of sauce once a week, then holds a lottery online to select 20 winners to pick up pizzas below his one-bedroom apartment window every Sunday.
THIS MAN HAS GIVEN AWAY 500 FREE PIZZAS. HE LOWERS THEM FROM HIS APARTMENT WINDOW.CATHY FREEJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“They can either use a lottery or simply select the next name on the wait list based on the order in which that child got added to the wait list,” said Peter Mason, vice president for communications at the Colorado League of Charter Schools.
CAN CHARTER SCHOOLS PICK THE BEST STUDENTS? NO, BUT MANY BELIEVE THE MYTH.JAY MATHEWSJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO LOTTERY

  • action
  • ante
  • betting
  • chance
  • down on
  • hazard
  • long shot
  • lot
  • lottery
  • odds
  • odds-on
  • parlay
  • play
  • pledge
  • plunge
  • pot
  • raffle
  • random shot
  • risk
  • shot
  • shot in the dark
  • speculation
  • stake
  • sweepstakes
  • uncertainty
  • venture
  • wager
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.