jackpot jackpot  /ˈdʒæk ˌpɑt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
  2. (n) any outstanding award

Synonym(s)

pot

Usage(s):

  1. Scarce and expensive drugs are the potential jackpot payoffs of pharmaceutical chemistry.
  2. Biggest jackpot thus far, a three-weeker: $88.
  3. This month, an Alaskan mother hit the jackpot.

News

  1. Powerball jackpot increases to $127M

    Saturday's Powerball jackpot has grown to $127 million. No one has matched all six numbers since the drawing on June 1.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS 46 News Atlanta

  2. Megawatty EuroMillions jackpot up for the win

    UK -- Tonight's draw in the EuroMillions jackpot is worth £141million, The Daily Telegraph reported. This marks the third largest jackpot in its history, the report said.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Rolling Good Times

  3. Saturday Powerball Jackpot Now Up to $127 Million

    Guess what? Since no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s POWERBALL jackpot, it just keeps on growing – up to an impressive $127 million for tomorrow night’s draw. This marks the second time since California joined the multi-state game back in April that the jackpot amount has eclipsed the $100 million mark.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KSEE 24 Fresno

Quotes

  1. "This is like law enforcement hitting the ultimate jackpot," Tandy said. "But luck had nothing to do with this windfall."
    on Mar 19, 2007 By: Karen Tandy Source: Washington Post

  2. "I want to run New York, and I want to win the jackpot," Wami said.
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: Gete Wami Source: USA Today

  3. "There was definitely a lot of attention paid to this jackpot," Roncon said. "These are tough economic times and people were certainly looking for something a little escapist, and that's what they get with a lottery."
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Teresa Roncon Source: CTV.ca

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