Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Lottery"

The meaning of "Lottery" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I'm in it to win the lottery. mean?
A: It means they're into win, they're entering/doing something in order to win/get the reward. Sorry if this isn't a very good answer ^^;
Q: What does sit on a lottery ticket mean?
A: to wait to use your fortune...

like if you have a golden ticket you wait to use it a the right time


sounds like you're watching an action movie

Synonyms of "Lottery" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between lottery and raffle ?
A: A raffle is where you usually take small pieces of paper and let everyone write their name or whatever on the piece of paper. Then you put it in a container and mix it up and whoever’s name is drawn usually wins something.

In a lottery, you can either win by buying a lottery ticket and picking certain numbers in an order and then a machine randomises the numbers and pick one and whoever wins the lottery they usually win a lot of money.

Another way a lottery works is you can buy these card which you scratch off a layer that reveals all your numbers and compare it to the winning numbers. Then you see if you won any money.

Please tell if this helps or not and if you understand.
Q: What is the difference between What would you do if you won the lottery? and What if you won the lottery? ?
A: There is not much of a difference. “What would you do if you won the lottery” is asking what you’d spend your money on, while “what if you won the lottery” can mean the same thing or it can mean “how would you feel if you won the lottery”
Q: What is the difference between lottery and raffle and draw ?
A: Raffle always has a winner. And there’s a fee associate with it. Usually in the form of buying raffle tickets.

Lottery doesn’t have to have a winner. It could go on forever.

Drawing would be a raffle without a fee.

Q: What is the difference between lottery and raffles ?
A: "Lottery" is usually when someone spends money for a chance to get a high prize. It's gambling.

"Raffles" are usually free in events. they are also drawn randomly, but there is no risk of losing money.
Q: What is the difference between "if you were to win the lottery" and "if you won the lottery" and "if you win the lottery" ?
A: At a quick glance 'if you were to win the lottery' sounds more natural as an afterthought at the end of the sentence and 'if you won the lottery' seems like it would go at the beginning. But honestly that's not even accurate, they're both nearly the exact same, just depends which you like more.

'If you won the lottery you'd be set for life.'
'If you were to win the lottery you'd be set for life.'
'We could go anywhere if you won the lottery.'
'We could go anywhere if you were to win the lottery.'

They're both past tense with if so they're talking about this being a future thing. And they can be used by themselves to respond to someone talking about their hopes or dreams.

"Man, I can't wait to buy a big house!"
"Yeah, if you won/were to win the lottery."

'If you won the lottery' will probably be said more but maybe like 60/40%.

Translations of "Lottery"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? he won in the lottery only to lose at the casino
A: He won the lottery only to lose at the casino がより自然な言い方です
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? lottery
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? lottery
A: lottery

Other questions about "Lottery"

Q: What would you like to do if you won the lottery? does this sound natural?
A: We would not say “a lottery”, we would say “the lottery”.
Q:
'The biggest lottery winner in 2007 in the US'


Does this sound natural?




does this sound natural?
A: It sounds natural, however you may interchange the words “in the US” with “in 2007” which will become:

“The biggest lottery winner in the US in 2007.”
Q: I'm not even joking. I won the lottery. Guess how much? does this sound natural?
A: The only suggestion I would make is that the subject should come first.
"I won the lottery! I'm not joking. Guess how much I won."
Q: "i bought a lottery like two days ago and it just so happens i got the 4rd place prize!" does this sound natural?
A: " I bought a lottery ticket like two days ago and it just so happens I got/won the fourth/4th place prize
Q: Since he won the lottery, many bad guys have approached him, aiming for his money. does this sound natural?
A: "Aiming for" is kind of OK.

In this context we might say "after", as in "going after"or "trying to get".

"I knew she was only after his money."

"Since he won the lottery a lot of bad guys have contacted him, going after his money."

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