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lucky dip

1. noun A game in which a person (typically a child) pays to search through a container in the hopes of picking out a prize that cannot be seen. Primarily heard in UK. I remember playing the lucky dip when I was young. In those days, cheap little toys were hidden in barrels of sawdust, and you had to pick them out with your eyes closed!
2. noun Any process or method in which the outcome is chosen or selected at random or without certainty. Primarily heard in UK. Buying a car online that's worth your money can be something of a lucky dip.
3. adjective (hyphenated and used before a noun) Of or having a process of random selection. Primarily heard in UK. To make room selection fair for all incoming students, the university decided to implement a lucky-dip system for room assignments.
See also: dip, lucky
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That was it - he took the ticket and gave me the print-out that says I'm entitled to a lucky dip.
Mark's winning lucky dip numbers were 2, 23, 38, 41, 47 and 49.
Nathan Moody, 25, from Billingham, thought he had won a big cash lottery prize, but it was a fault with the machine and he had won a lucky dip.
Michael's win leaves just the gas barbecue up for grabs in today's Lucky Dip draw.
Mum-of-three Collette, from Northfield, entered the Lucky Dip competition in the hope of landing a prize for her son Kieran Williams, aged two-and-a-half.
They choose their numbers with a combination of family birthdays and Lucky Dips and buy their ticket online.
He only discovered he had won on Sunday afternoon when he checked his lucky dip ticket, which he bought at Peggs newsagents in Hexham.
The 48-year-old civil servant from Corbridge, Northumberland, is believed to have bought his winning lucky dip from Pegg's newsagents, near Hexham's bus station.
Would some of that Welsh luck rub off on me if I bought a pounds 1 lucky dip for tonight's draw from the same shops that some of our Lottery millionaires bought their lucky ticket?
THOUSANDS of loyal England fans are livid at missing out on World Cup tickets due to a lucky dip "shambles".
Colin Bradley, 44, and wife, Pauline, 48, from Preesall, Lancashire, hit the jackpot after ditching their regular numbers for a lucky dip.
If you simply can not choose your own numbers for the draw, then the lucky dip - launched in March 1996 - has seen 233 jackpot winning tickets and 1,370 have matched five numbers plus the bonus ball.
DON'T MISS OUT - BUY 3 LUCKY DIP ROSES FOR ONLY PS4.
We're giving away 10,000 EuroMillions Lucky Dip lines for tonight's EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle Draw - with 100 readers winning 100 FREE EuroMillions Lucky Dip Lines EACH - and lines close at 2pm TODAY
IT took her breath away when Audrey Warren-Finding found out she had won the Telegraph's Lucky Dip competition last night.