A scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance; esp., a gaming scheme in which one or more tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes, and the rest of tickets are blanks. Fig. : An affair of chance.
lottery in Dutch is loterij, verloting
lottery in French is loterie
lottery in German is Verlosung, Lotterie
lottery in Italian is estrazione, lotteria
lottery in Norwegian is lotteri
lottery in Swedish is lotteri