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The 'Opportunity of a Lifetime' lottery
would offer life-changing prizes every
week. Winning the lottery in a 'rock-star'
week would pay you a good wage for a
while you get great voice-coaching
management to make the best use of the
year as you possibly can.
The lottery organiser
signs you into a few
contracts, not least buying the TV rights
your year trying to become the thing that
you want to be. A weekly programme
would follow the fortunes of
the lucky weekly winners as they take
year trying to change their lives. With 52
winners on the go at any one point, the
lottery company can pick-and-choose
those that are most interesting to feature
on the weekly show.
Those that are particularly interesting or
crowd-pleasing could have longer
about them. Those that aren't attracting
the viewers would simply be reported on
the website so that you don't lose track
all the winners.
With (hopefully) the bulk of the money
coming from the TV show, the lottery
could have a 100% payout. Just choose
wisely which weeks you enter (discount
deals available to buy a weekly ticket and
enter only those weeks that have a prize
||A good idea, and it will put a stop to those irritating lottery winners who go round helping their friends and family with their new wealth. Young Jimmy's vital life-saving operation indeed. Forget him and go and be a catwalk supermodel instead.
||I'd like to be a ballet dancer.
||don't laugh at the back there...
||It'd just be my luck to win the April 1st draw to become a refuse collector.
||This year, I will mostly be being...
||not laughing at your back...
||This has just given me an idea. ESA could
run a Europe-wide lottery, and the winner
could press the button on the next Ariane
launch (providing it doesn't explode).