The PowerBall where you buy a ticket for $1 and have a chance of winning millions is an example of a lottery.
The drawing for the opportunity to purchase a limited available season tickets is an example of a lottery.
The state uses a lottery to assign spaces in the campground.
They considered combat duty a lottery.
Military draft lottery.
Origin of lottery
- French loterie probably from Dutch loterije from Middle Dutch from lot lot
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- from Italian lotteria, from the same root as Old English hlot (cognate with lot).