- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ləˈtɒləd͡ʒɪst/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ləˈtɑləd͡ʒɪst/
- Hyphenation: lot‧o‧log‧ist
lotologist (plural lotologists)
- A person who collects lottery tickets.
- 1998 August 23, Richard Stewart, “Hobby doesn’t start from scratch: Unused lottery tickets worth more than their prizes to collectors”, in The Houston Chronicle, Houston, Tex.: Hearst Communications, ISSN 1074-7109, OCLC 10497860, archived from the original on 2 May 2012, section A, page 1:
- [Alfred] Ricks is a lotologist, one of a growing number of people who collect, study and admire lottery tickets – not for the prizes they promise, but for their art and value as collectors' items.
- 1998 October 22, “Resisting the Urge to Scratch”, in The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, Calif.: The McClatchy Company, ISSN 0890-5738, OCLC 1023092763:
- Star Trek scratch-off tickets are probably the most valuable of all the California games because they are prized by thousands of Trekkies as well as "lotologists."
- 2011 July 29, The Denver Post, Denver, Colo.: Digital First Media, published 3 May 2016 (updated), ISSN 1930-2193, OCLC 1035039547, archived from the original on 20 March 2019:
- Held this year in northeast Philadelphia, the gathering is an opportunity to meet other self-described "lotologists," trade tickets and take a gander at the never-ending multitude of collectible material.
person who collects lottery tickets