lottery fever

lottery fever

A popular term for individual or mass reactions to state, national and international (e.g., Euromillions) lotteries, especially high-reward jackpots. Lottery fever encompasses the emotional responses and behavioural changes of such reactions, ranging from the simple purchasing of a ticket, with or without expecting to win, to buying exorbitant amounts of tickets, to mortgaging one’s house and liquidating one’s assets on the assumption of winning.
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The country is set to be in the grip of lottery fever as tomorrow's rollover jackpot heads for [euro]100million.
LOTTERY fever swept the nation yesterday as waves of Britons tried to win a record jackpot of almost PS58million.
Lottery fever gripped the country and tabloid editors were desperate to track down the first big winners.
Those two wins come on the heels of the lottery fever that swept much of the U.
Here in the United States, $640m worth of anticipation had erupted into full-scale lottery fever.
LOTTERY fever is sweeping Coventry and Warwickshire in the run up to tonight's pounds 85 million draw.
THE chance of entering the ranks of the super-rich is expected to fuel lottery fever this week after a vast Euro-Millions draw went unmatched once again.
2007: Lottery fever has hit South Wales with a family of six winning almost pounds 7m on the Euro millions lottery and a second lucky trio scooping more than pounds 250,000.
As far as I'm aware, no one has yet written a definitive history of late-1990s lottery fever, but it was certainly an extraordinary period.
LOTTERY fever was rising today with punters playing for the world's biggest jackpot in tonight's EuroMillions draw.
Since then, we have created the most exciting bout of lottery fever ever with EuroMillions jackpots of up to pounds 125million.
In the wake of the series of jaw-dropping EuroMillions Rollovers in recent weeks, lottery fever has well and truly gripped the UK ( and while the opportunity to win a massive mega-jackpot worth more than pounds 100m has sent the inhabitants of Teesside into a ticket-buying frenzy, what does it take to feel really rich?