the actor Steve Shirrippa talks about how he managed to get the role in the TV show "The soprano" and he says that it was just a stroke of luck and he uses this expression "it was a kind of hitting the lottery" would you use it in english?
In BrE we can 'win something on the lottery'. This refers to a relatively small amount, for example ten to a few hundred pounds. Then we could have 'a big win on the lottery' which would perhaps be in the thousands. If we 'win the lottery' it means we got the best possible result - all our numbers came up and we won the maximum prize available on the day.
Do you have these distinctions with regard to 'hitting the lottery' in the US?
Personally, I would not say hitting the lottery unless I won the big prize!
I won $1000 in the lottery. I won the lottery. (You probably got the highest prize but I would double check.) I hit the lottery. (I won the top prize or at least a very high prize.) My numbers came up. (I won the lottery. The numbers I always play were picked.)
As you have not taken the hint from the above answers, ELPYLULU, it seems necessary to inform you that British, American and English - as well as the first word of every sentence - must always be capitalised, and only one full stop is needed to end a sentence.