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lottery

noun allotment by chance, bet, chance, draw, drawing, gamble, game of chance, lot, raffle, sors, sortitio, sweepstake, wager

LOTTERY. A scheme for the distribution of prizes by chance.
     2. In most, if not all of the United States, lotteries not specially authorized by the legislatures of the respective states are prohibited, and the persons concerned in establishing them are subjected to a heavy penalty. This is the case in Alabama, Connecticut Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. In Louisiana, a license is granted to sell tickets in a lottery not authorized by the legislature of that state, on the payment of $5000, and the license extends only to one lottery. In many of the states, the lotteries authorized by other states, are absolutely prohibited Encycl. Amer. h.t.

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The amount of lottery money set aside for schools is determined by the prior year's annual average daily attendance, so this year's allotment is about $120 per student, Smith said.
Florida's voter-approved lottery began in 1988 and proceeds are constitutionally dedicated to educational purposes.
I was all in favor of it because I think the lottery is a worthwhile cause - where the money goes (to education) - not to mention how much fun it must be to win,'' she said in a telephone interview Wednesday from her other residence, in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Instead, Judge Connelly's order requires the Lottery Commission to either seek a change in California law to bring the California State Lottery Act into compliance with the other state lotteries or get the other party lotteries to conform their operations to California law.
I want to get it behind us and get on with a different type of lottery,'' he said.
NMLS' core business is divided into two segments which includes the development and supply of lottery management systems and the development and supply of new lottery games.
79 billion in prizes paid out, more Lottery players felt the excitement and shared in the winning experience.
Roxborough and Sacramento based attorney Fred Jones, filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate last week in the Sacramento Superior Court, seeking an injunction to shut down the state's Mega Millions multi-state lottery game until the state Legislature can vote on the issue.
We are challenging the notion that the California Lottery Commission, or for that matter, any administrative body of our state government, cannot unilaterally delegate key duties imposed on it through the initiative process, while at the same time trying to avoid its accountability to our elected representatives.
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Based on two years of discussions and legal opinions by the State Attorney General, the California Lottery reaffirmed its right to join the multi-state game.