Lots A way of selecting or eliminating several options of a choice, often done by choosing one slip of paper or piece of wood from among several. This is called casting lots. They parted his garments, casting lots, Matt. 27:35 (Ps. 22:18; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:24). They gave forth their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, Acts 1:23–26. We cast lots—who of us should go in unto the house of Laban, 1 Ne. 3:11.