I bought a winning lottery ticket.I want to say a bought a lottery ticket and won money. How should I say it?
We don't say it this way in AE. We do say, for example, "I won $$$$ in the lottery."I had a win on the lottery.
'I won the lottery' implies to me that you won all the money or that you won the largest amount that any single person could win. If the lottery has several winners who receive different amounts of money, you might say 'I won some money in the lottery' instead of 'I won the lottery.'or just "I won the lottery." (If we know the lottery uses tickets, we know you must have bought a ticket.)