What is another word for sweepstake?

Pronunciation: [swˈiːpste͡ɪk] (IPA)

A sweepstake is a type of contest in which a prize or prizes are awarded to a winner or winners randomly selected. There are many synonyms for sweepstake that could be used interchangeably. Some of these synonyms include raffle, lottery, competition, drawing, giveaway, lucky draw, contest, and game of chance. Regardless of the specific term used, sweepstakes tend to be popular amongst many people and oftentimes involve the purchase of a ticket or entry fee. Sweepstakes may be held for various reasons including to promote a product or service, to raise funds for charity, or to entertain and engage consumers. No matter the reason, sweepstakes always have an element of chance involved, making them fun and exciting opportunities to potentially win big.

What are the hypernyms for Sweepstake?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Sweepstake

Keggs did not conceal a tender heart beneath a rugged exterior: he did not mourn over the picture of two loving fellow human beings separated by a misunderstanding; but he did want to win that sweepstake.
"A Damsel in Distress"
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
I know all about the sweepstake.
"A Damsel in Distress"
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Mr Watson also bred "Strathmore," "Windsor," "Pat," and "Second Jock," which last beat all the bulls in a sweepstake at Perth in 1852, after he was thirteen years old.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders"
William M'Combie

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