Definition of the National Lottery from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the National Lottery

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(in Britain) a lottery which raises money for the arts, sports, charities, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and other projects. The lottery was introduced by the government in 1994. The National Lottery Commission, which is part of the Gambling Commission is in charge of the lottery and was responsible for choosing Camelot to run it. see also scratch card