Lottery vs Lotto - What's the difference?

lottery | lotto |


As nouns the difference between lottery and lotto

is that lottery is a scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance, especially a gaming scheme in which one or more tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes, the other tickets are blanks while lotto is a game of chance similar to bingo.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

lottery

Noun

(lotteries)
  • A scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance, especially a gaming scheme in which one or more tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes, the other tickets are blanks.
  • (figuratively) An affair of chance.
  • (obsolete, Shakespeare) Allotment; a thing allotted.
  • lotto

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a game of chance similar to bingo
  • a lottery