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    play (in) a lottery

    Hi

    I'm going to play in a lottery. (Is it correct to say it with "in" or without it?)

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    Re: play (in) a lottery

    Without.

    I am going to play a lottery.

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    Re: play (in) a lottery

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I'm going to play in a lottery. (Is it correct to say it with "in" or without it?)

    Thanks
    Before you play, take also a look at this thread:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...g-lottery.html

    And then after you play, if you win, do not forget to come back here and share the prize with us, after all, we deserve it !!

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    Re: play (in) a lottery

    It depends upon the context. In AmE, if you're referring to buying a state-sanctioned lottery ticket (most states have their own lottery games, and then there are some "power games" that include several states in one game) you'd simply say "I'm going to play the lottery."

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