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sweepstakes

noun

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A lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants.

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more

Roget 810: receipt, value received, money coming in; income, incomings, innings, revenue, return, proceeds; gross receipts, net profit; earnings etc. (gain) ... show more




Moby thesaurus: Academy Award, Derby, Kentucky Derby, Nobel Prize, Oscar, Preakness Stakes, award, betting system, bingo, booby prize, card games, chase, chuck and toss, chuck farthing, chuck-a-luck, class lottery, consolation prize, crack-loo, crap game, crap shooting ... show more.

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