Simple Definition of jackpot
: a usually large amount of money won in a game of chance
Full Definition of jackpot
1 a (1) : a hand or game of draw poker in which a pair of jacks or better is required to open (2) : a large pot (as in poker) formed by the accumulation of stakes from previous play b (1) : a combination on a slot machine that wins a top prize or all the coins available for paying out (2) : the sum so won c : the top prize in a game or contest (as a lottery) that is typically a large fund of money formed by the accumulation of unwon prizes
2 : an impressive often unexpected success or reward
3 chiefly West : a tight spot : jam
Examples of jackpot in a sentence
The lottery jackpot is up to one million dollars.
<a wily dude who managed to get himself out of one jackpot after another>
First Known Use of jackpot
JACKPOT Defined for Kids
Definition of jackpot for Students
1 : a large amount of money to be won
2 : a large and often unexpected success or reward
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