lotto

noun
lot·to | \ˈlä-(ˌ)tō \

Definition of lotto 

: a game of chance resembling bingo

Examples of lotto in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Tell us where the gunmen, lotto scammers and criminals are. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "Jamaica is on high alert for gang violence — but officials say island safe for tourists," 23 Jan. 2018 The winning ticket was purchased at D and D Card & Gifts,1007 Washington St. Badger 5 is a daily lotto game available only in Wisconsin. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Jackpot! $94,000 lottery ticket sold at Grafton store," 3 July 2018 Check out the Blue Devils' lotto picks since 2010 right h Play Video | 01:38 Your video will resume shortly. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Here's how Miami Heat got stuck in NBA purgatory. Now, can Pat Riley find a way out?," 22 June 2018 Check out the Blue Devils' lotto picks since 2010 right h Play Video | 01:38 Your video will resume shortly. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Here's how Miami Heat got stuck in NBA purgatory. Now, can Pat Riley find a way out?," 22 June 2018 Check out the Blue Devils' lotto picks since 2010 right h Play Video | 01:38 Your video will resume shortly. Scott Fowler, charlotteobserver, "Here’s why the Charlotte Hornets were so desperate to get rid of Dwight Howard," 20 June 2018 Check out the Blue Devils' lotto picks since 2010 right h Play Video | 01:38 Your video will resume shortly. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "NBA Mock Draft 5.0: Mavs get two picks in the top 5? Let us explain," 20 June 2018 Kelly Cripe with the Texas Lottery Commission said Tuesday that many of the big lotto jackpot winners opt to not be identified when claiming huge prizes. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "A lucky Houstonian has claimed a $30 million Texas Lotto jackpot," 5 June 2018 Overall 22 people got five out six numbers in last night's lotto, all due $1,307. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Check your ticket. Someone in Houston won $20 million in Texas Lotto," 17 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'lotto.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of lotto

1778, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lotto

Italian, lottery, lotto, from French lot lot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hlot lot

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lotto

Statistics for lotto

Last Updated

26 Sep 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lotto

The first known use of lotto was in 1778

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on lotto

See words that rhyme with lotto

Britannica English: Translation of lotto for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lotto

Comments on lotto

What made you want to look up lotto? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!