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It's a lot of money for a tar vessel (7)


I believe the answer is:


'it's a lot of money' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'tar vessel' is the wordplay.
'tar' becomes 'jack' (both can mean a sailor).
'vessel' becomes 'pot' (type of container).

'for a' is the link.

(Other definitions for jackpot that I've seen before include "more than just change for the better" , "Big win from one-arm bandit" , "The big pay-out - hit it" , "lot of money" , "First prize" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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