One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘this week's lottery jackpot is over £14 million’
top prize, main prize, first prize
kitty, pool, pot, bank, bonanza, windfall
win a large prize, win a lot of money, strike it lucky, make a large profit, make a fortune, make one's fortune, make money, be successful, be lucky
clean up, strike it rich, rake it in, make a pile, make one's pile, make a killing, make a packet, make a bundle, make a pretty penny, hit the big time
make a bomb
make big bucks
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