the UK lottery. Money collected by the lottery is partly given away in prizes, and partly given to support charity organizations, sports clubs, theatres etc. Although the chances of winning the lottery are extremely small, the prizes are very large, and this makes the lottery very popular. In 2002 its official name was changed to the Lotto.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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