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Word: lottery

Definition: contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots


Sentences Containing 'lottery'

(But it's a good thing to win the lottery!).
, the Raptors are still forced to pay millions of dollars each year into a charitable fund and to the provincial lottery corporation to compensate it for the perceived loss of revenue.
According to some analysts, the provincial lottery corporations are already losing more revenue to the offshore firms than they continue to make by tilting the rules and odds in their favour.
Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets, the nearer you approach to this certainty.
Also on December 1, 1969, a second lottery was held, with the 26 letters of the alphabet.
and she was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal She sang the “Come to the Fabergé” jingle in 1974 and has appeared in lottery commercials.
As the great prizes in the lottery are less, the smaller ones must be more numerous.
Both single rooms and doubles are available for students to choose in the housing lottery.
By 1922, most of the union's income came from a lottery it operated in its weekly bulletin.
Entry into the race can also be obtained through a random allocation lottery or through the Ironman’s charitable eBay auction.
Every week a lottery is conducted and the winner gets to leave the compound to live on the island.
For a lottery bond the serial number is an added incentive for the purchaser to buy the bond.
Hence the holder of that particular bond will have won the ‘lottery’.
In 2004, while still serving his sentence, he won £7m on the national lottery.
In a perfectly fair lottery, those who draw the prizes ought to gain all that is lost by those who draw the blanks.
In England, and in all Roman catholic countries, the lottery of the church is in reality much more advantageous than is necessary.
In his recollection of the events, Bates went to the liquor store, bought a lottery ticket and a half-pint of vodka, which he drank.
Instead, admission is based on a lottery system in compliance with the California Education Code.
Legal forms of gambling in the U.S. state of Texas include the Texas Lottery; parimutuel wagering on horse and greyhound racing; charitable bingo, pull-tabs, and raffles; and one Indian casino. Lottery.
Lottery bonds are a type of government bond in which some randomly selected bonds within the issue are redeemed at a higher value than the face value of the bond.
Lottery bonds are similar to prize-linked savings accounts.
Lottery bonds are usually issued in a period where investor zeal is low and the government may see an issue failing to sell.
Lottery bonds have been issued by France, Belgium, the UK and the other major nations of Europe.
Lottery procedure was improved next year although public discontent continued to grow until "authority to induct expired on June 30, 1973.".
Most had sold their lottery-assigned land within a year to outside speculators.
Outwardly, lottery bonds resemble ordinary fixed rate bonds; they have a fixed, though usually long, tenor and pay regular coupons.
Ownership to individual plots was assigned through a lottery that had no relationship to where individuals had their cabins or worked mines.
Permits for private floats on the Smith River are allocated to the public via a lottery system prior to the spring season.
Sean told ESPN Radio's Bob Valvano, brother of Jimmy, that he would have been more likely to win the lottery four or five times than to have survived both these cancers.
The BOC has multiple sources of income, but its principal means of funding is its 2% share of all the profits from the Brazilian National Lottery and other games of chance.
The bulletin had a large circulation because of the lottery, even many businessmen bought it for the lottery coupons.
The first number drawn was 258 (September 14), so all registrants with that birthday were assigned lottery number 1.
The government of the UK offers a variation on the standard Lottery Bond.
The lottery of the law, therefore, is very far from being a perfectly fair lottery; and that as well as many other liberal and honourable professions, is, in point of pecuniary gain, evidently under-recompensed.
The Lottery Ticket (, 1886) is an adventure novel written by Jules Verne.
The project will cost £6 million with proceeds from the sale of houses and a £1.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund funding the restoration.
The story deals with Chloe's desire to play the lottery and pokes fun at the London lottery system and those who support it.
The Toronto Raptors began play in the league only after the provincial lottery corporation agreed to stop offering these wagers.
These lime kilns have recently been restored with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This led to complaints that the lottery was not random as the legislation required.
This race has become very popular in recent years and as a result, until 2010, hopeful participants must have been picked in a lottery to have an opportunity to participate.
This was agreed to, and Mrs. Phillips protested that they would have a nice comfortable noisy game of lottery tickets, and a little bit of hot supper afterwards.
This was funded by Jim Dixon and a National Lottery grant.
Tickets were only available to people who won the text lottery, which took place on 6 June.
To give away the tickets, a lottery was organized through SMS on 6 June.
Traditionally poll workers had been provided by the parties, but in this election "a lottery was set up to draft 300,000 registered voters as poll workers".
Urban Splash was engaged to develop a business plan with the aid of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant in 2006.
Vellacott called for the removal of Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) from the city, blaming them for an increase in health costs related to gambling addiction.
When Fielding returned to working with the Royal Theatre, his piece "The Lottery" became an immediate success and lasted for decades after.
``So afflicted to find that his friend has drawn a prize in the lottery of Sainte Guillotine?''

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