• WordNet 3.6
    • n lotto a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lotto A game of chance, played with cards or tickets, on which are inscribed numbers, and any contrivance (as a wheel containing numbered balls) for determining a set of numbers by chance. The player holding a card having on it the set of numbers drawn from the wheel takes the stakes after a certain percentage of them has been deducted for the dealer. In some systems, lesser prizes are awarded for having some but not all of the numbers selected, such as four or five numbers in a six-number drawing. A variety of lotto is called keno. In another variety, the player chooses the numbers for the card or ticket s/he holds. There may be from three to seven different numbers on a card or ticket. In a modern computerized lotto system conducted by state authorities, the player chooses numbers, or allows the computer to choose numbers at random, which are then printed on a ticket that the player holds until the winning number is selected.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lotto A game played with disks and cards. Each disk has one number on it, and each card several numbers in lines. The disks are drawn from a bag, the number on each is called, and the corresponding number on one of the cards covered. That player who first covers all the numbers of one line wins the game.
    • n lotto Same as keno.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lotto lot′ō a game played with numbered discs and cards
    • Lotto Also Lot′o
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. loto or, It. lotto, prop., a lot; of German origin. See Lot


In literature:

And then he has lost a lot at Lotto lately.
"A Spirit in Prison" by Robert Hichens
After dinner, in the large drawing-room, everybody played lotto, without enjoyment, while the wind whistled madly around the house.
"Original Short Stories, Volume 13 (of 13)" by Guy de Maupassant
After dinner, in the large drawing-room, everybody played lotto, without enjoyment, while the wind whistled madly around the house.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
They all sat down to play lotto at half-past eight, except old Grandet, who never played any game.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol. I" by Various
This is a game similar to the "lotto" we used to play as children.
"A Yankee in the Trenches" by R. Derby Holmes
It is supposed that he studied under Giovanni Bellini, and at one time was a friend and colleague of Lorenzo Lotto.
"The Madonna in Art" by Estelle M. Hurll
Lotto, Lorenzo, 118, 121.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
Lorenzo Lotto, Venetian, circa 1476-1555.
"Correggio" by Estelle M. Hurll
They saw the Lotto portrait which was used on the souvenir half dollars.
"The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair" by Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
Lipinski, Wieniawski, and Lotto were all educated in the Paris school.
"The Violin" by George Hart
Pupil of Giovanni Bellini; influenced by Lotto.
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
A monstrous game of Lotto is this.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
Bartolommeo Montagna, Jacopo da Valenza and Lorenzo Lotto were the chief of his other pupils.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
Among the followers of Alvise, Marco Basaiti, Bartolommeo Montagna, and Lorenzo Lotto are the most distinguished.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
There is a half-length portrait of him in the library by Lorenzo Lotto.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
I find among the illustrations of Mr. Berenson's very valuable monograph on Lotto, a most curious instance in point.
"Renaissance Fancies and Studies" by Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
There was Lacham, Leon Regnier, and Isidor Lotto who afterwards became so famous, and several others.
"Camilla: A Tale of a Violin" by Charles Barnard
Let's play a game of lotto.
"The Children of the Top Floor" by Nina Rhoades
The library contains some good pictures by Lorenzo Lotto.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various
The first chapel L. of entrance has (R. wall) a Pieta by Lorenzo Lotto, and over the altar an early Virgin and Child by Giov.
"Venice and its Story" by Thomas Okey

In news:

"I like to play Lucky Day Lotto once a week or so and I always get a $1 Quick Pick," Skala said, according to the lottery 's website.
These days, buying a lotto ticket is becoming more popular, and it's not just Powerball.
All aspects of the Colorado Lottery , including scratch offs,Cash Five and the Lotto , are all seeing big numbers this year.
The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Hot Lotto " game were.
The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Hot Lotto " game were.
Wednesday's Classic Lotto 47 jackpot $2.1 million.
Classic Lotto 4, 7, 23, 25, 32, 40.
Remember Amanda Clayton the woman who won the lotto but was on welfare.
The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery 's " Lotto with XTRA" game were.
DES MOINES, Iowa—The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Hot Lotto " game were.
He matched all numbers in the Nov 14 Lotto drawing.
NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Lottery officials said one ticket won the $900,000 jackpot in Saturday's Louisiana Lotto drawing.
The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Wednesday were: 03-19-24-34-37-41.
Lotto ticket buyers around the country are hoping to strike it rich with the biggest Powerball prize ever and the second largest lottery jackpot in history -- half a billion dollars CBS News' Manuel Bojorquez reports.
Lotto fever is spreading through Georgia and several other states as Tuesday night's $125 million Mega Million drawing gets closer.

In science:

De Lotto, these proceedings and references therein.
High Energy Phenomena In The Universe