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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 Of or having a process of random selection. Often hyphenated. 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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The ticket was then scanned the following day at the same store at 09:40:31 hours, and it was correctly identified as having won a 'Match 2' prize - a free Lucky Dip ticket for either Wednesday's or Saturday's Lotto draw, he confirmed.
There are 25 prizes, each comprising 100 pounds 2 EuroMillions Lucky Dip entries for the draw on May 31 which will be posted to winners by registered post before the draw takes place.
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. He is pictured with son Jakobi
Total 100 prizes, each comprising 100 pounds 2 EuroMillions Lucky Dip entries which will be sent via registered post before the EuroMillions draw on Friday, Dec 23, 2011.
"I could use it for a patio heater." 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.
MY lucky dip includes something for everyone including 44 INCH CHEST (out tomorrow on DVD and Blu-ray courtesy of Momentum Pictures).
The coach asked if I'd run a lucky dip stall and I calculated I could double the pounds 30 he'd given me for presents.
The previous week, Steve won pounds 10 with a lucky dip.
Price, who entered 12 lists and collected with one that was chosen using the competition's 'lucky dip' option, did not realise he had won the big pot until contacted by the Post yesterday.
The crimpers who work in the Smile salon in Burnside, near Glasgow, scooped the midweek prize with a Lucky Dip ticket.
It's a really busy time at work with it being Christmas so I wanted to come in." 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.