Casting lots

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To cast lots or draw lots is to make a random selection. A process for drawing lots is described at Drawing straws § Process.

Casting lots or drawing lots may refer to:

  • Cleromancy, a form of divination
  • Lottery, a form of gambling that involves the drawing of numbers for a prize
  • Sortition, the practice of randomly selecting political officials from a larger pool of candidates
  • Drawing lots (cards), the practice, in card games, of cutting or drawing a random card to determine seating, partners, or first dealer.