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jack·pot / ˈjakˌpät/ • n. a large cash prize in a game or lottery, esp. one that accumulates until it is won. PHRASES: hit the jackpot inf. 1. win a jackpot. 2. have great or unexpected success, esp. in making a lot of money quickly: the theater hit the jackpot with its first musical.

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jackpot a large cash prize in a game or lottery, especially one that accumulates until it is won. The term was originally used in a form of poker, where the pool or pot accumulated until a player could open the bidding with two jacks or better.

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