Meaning of lottery
Pronunciation: (lot'u-rē), [key]
— pl. -ter•ies.
- a gambling game or method of raising money, as for some public charitable purpose, in which a large number of tickets are sold and a drawing is held for certain prizes.
- any scheme for the distribution of prizes by chance.
- any happening or process that is or appears to be determined by chance: to look upon life as a lottery.
- lottery (Thesaurus)