What does the word lottery mean?

Usage examples for lottery

  1. Windy night that was I went to fetch her there was that lodge meeting on about those lottery tickets after Goodwin's concert in the supperroom or oakroom of the Mansion house. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. The king wished, this evening, after the lottery, to see Mademoiselle de la Valliere. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  3. In fact, if ever there was invented in this world a game, of which the old saying, " Heads I win, and tails you lose" held true, it would be of the Papal Lottery. – Rome in 1860 by Edward Dicey