Examples from the Web for sweepstake
The mystery of his wealth had been discovered months ago—he'd won a sweepstake fortune.Rich Living|Michael Cathal
To flatter its interest a sweepstake had been arranged among the officers for who should name the exact moment of its conclusion.
Several of the men and two or three of the girls thought it a capital idea, and a sweepstake was arranged.The Hand in the Dark|Arthur J. Rees
In the following year the earl established a sweepstake of 50 sovs.
Out of courtesy to him I took a ticket in a sweepstake in which he was concerned, but in which I felt no interest.Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Jacob Holyoake
British Dictionary definitions for sweepstake
esp US sweepstakes
- a lottery in which the stakes of the participants constitute the prize
- the prize itself