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lotto

[ lot-oh ]
/ ˈlɒt oʊ /
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noun
a game of chance in which a leader draws numbered disks at random from a stock and the players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards, the winner being the first to cover a complete row.
a lottery, as one operated by a state government, in which players choose numbers that are matched against those of the official drawing, the winning numbers typically paying large cash prizes.
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Origin of lotto

1770–80; <Italian <Germanic; see lot
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British Dictionary definitions for lotto

lotto
/ (ˈlɒtəʊ) /

noun
Also called: housey-housey a children's game in which numbered discs, counters, etc, are drawn at random and called out, while the players cover the corresponding numbers on cards, the winner being the first to cover all the numbers, a particular row, etcCompare bingo
a lottery

Word Origin for lotto

C18: from Italian, from Old French lot, from Germanic. See lot
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