lottery

01. She won almost two million dollars in the [lottery].
02. I never buy [lottery] tickets because I read in the paper that you have more chance of being hit by lightning than of winning the grand prize.
03. What was the winning number in last night's million dollar [lottery]?
04. He won $10 with his [lottery] ticket, and just used the money to buy 10 more tickets.
05. His grandmother gave him a [lottery] ticket as a birthday present, and he won $100 with it.
06. Some people suggest that [lottery] tickets are simply a tax on stupidity.
07. Some guy in Montreal found a [lottery] ticket worth $3 million, and he searched for the owner, and gave it back to him.
08. Claude Monet's 100,000-franc winnings in the French [lottery] in 1891 allowed him to quit his job as a messenger, and do what he really enjoyed - painting.
09. The original thirteen colonies of the United States were financed with the help of [lottery] dollars.
10. St. Valentine's Day on February 14th dates back to a Roman festival of youth, when young people chose their sweethearts by [lottery].
11. Studies show that the more money a person makes, the less likely they are to buy [lottery] tickets.
12. A recent poll on gambling showed that 57 percent of Americans have bought a [lottery] ticket in the last 12 months.
13. The odds of someone winning a [lottery] twice in four months is about one in 17 trillion, but one American woman did it.
14. The largest [lottery] in the world takes place in Spain, and the top prize is over 270 million dollars.
15. Cecil Rhodes once said, "Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the [lottery] of life."
16. Fran Lebowitz once said, "I figure you have the same chance of winning the [lottery] whether you play or not."
17. There is an old proverb which suggests that marriage is a [lottery].
18. Britain's first National [lottery] began at St. Paul's Cathedral in London in 1569.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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