scratch ticket

noun
variants: or chiefly British scratch card

Definition of scratch ticket

: a card (such as a lottery ticket) having a small area covered by an opaque coating which may be scratched off to reveal hidden information (such as a prize)
  • won fifty dollars on a ten dollar scratch ticket

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1977

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