win the lottery


: to have a winning ticket in a lottery run by a government

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Most of the teams that missed the playoffs did so narrowly, which gave them a limited chance to win the lottery most seasons. Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 17 May 2023 How does New Orleans, stung by Anthony Davis’ trade demand in 2019, immediately win the lottery again when Zion Williamson was by far the hottest prospect on the planet? Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 17 May 2023 Rather, the scenario outlined by Stone could occur if Houston does not win the lottery, facing a complicated choice outside of the top spot. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 10 Apr. 2023 The Milwaukee Brewers have the worst odds to win the lottery at 0.2% (a fifth of a percent). Joe Harrington, Detroit Free Press, 6 Dec. 2022 The Kraken were provided the third-best odds at 10.3% -- tied with New Jersey -- to win the lottery. Arkansas Online, 3 June 2021 In most parts of the country, getting a coronavirus vaccine can feel like trying to win the lottery, scouring the internet for appointments under complex eligibility standards that vary from state to state, and even county to county. New York Times, 1 Mar. 2021 Those who win the lottery—especially those who win more substantial sums—are able to buy homes, and hold onto those homes long-term, building additional wealth. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 13 Dec. 2022 Raising Cane's is trying again to win the lottery for their employees. Giovana Gelhoren,, 29 July 2022 See More

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“Win the lottery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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