Sweepstakes definition

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A lottery in which the participants' contributions form a fund that is awarded as a prize to one or several winners.
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An event or contest, especially a horserace, the result of which determines the winner of such a lottery.
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The prize won in such a lottery.
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A lottery in which each participant puts up money in a common fund which is given as the prize to the winner or in shares to several winners.
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Any of various other lotteries.
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A contest, esp. a horse race, the result of which determines the winner or winners of such a lottery.
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The prize or prizes won in such a lottery.
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Plural form of sweepstake.
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