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noun as in lottery for a prize


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To give back and support their community—Hushin’s third pillar—the team holds a raffle each year and then uses the money to support a cause they believe in.

Maryland is offering state employees $100, while Lancaster, California, is trying to encourage teens to get inoculated by entering their names in a raffle for college scholarships worth up to $10,000.

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People who get vaccinated can enter their names in a raffle, with the victor getting to choose from a range of rides that includes a Chevrolet Camaro and a Nissan Altima.

People who signed up for the raffle had to attest to being less than six and a half feet tall and under 250 pounds.

Inspiration 4’s other two travelers will be selected through a raffle and an entrepreneurial contest.

The winners will be drawn on January 8, which makes the raffle tickets the perfect Christmas gift.

Engineers now field questions on Reddit and laboratories raffle off multiday tours to Twitter followers.

And when I took a ticket for a raffle, I hardly counted upon winning this particularly gaudy sofa-cushion.

When I came to the library, the master of the raffle told me it was against all rule to refund a subscription.'

Ultimately Christian laid down his shilling, the raffle began, and the dice went round.

These are the class of gambling practices of which the church bazaar or raffle may be taken as the type.

Raffle, raf′l, n. a kind of sale by chance or lottery in which the price is subscribed equally by all who hope to win.

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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to raffle, such as: betting, game of chance, sweepstake, bet, disposition, and draw.

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