Online Lottery To Win the "Ultimate Wish List" and Maybe a Baby

Published Thursday, July 07, 2011 -

What will they think of next was a television show at one time way back that pulled various bizarre inventions out of the vaults and gave the viewing audience a chance to see them. The British Gambling Commission has granted a licence to a fertility charity, ‘To Hatch’, to run a controversial game from July 30 that will give the winner of the lottery thousands of pounds to help with treatments for infertility at Britain’s best and most respected fertility clinics.

The number of couples unable to conceive naturally is an estimated one in seven. The lottery has already received abundant criticism from groups that think the whole idea unethical and morally reprehensible saying it demines natural reproduction. Every month, there is £25 000 worth of treatments at one of the top five fertility clinics located in the United Kingdom to be taken home by some prospective parents. The internet available tickets for £20 may be sold at news stands and lottery outlets which makes the invitro fertilization lottery seem even more bizarre.

The lottery is open to all who think that a 20 pound investment looks potentially profitable whether single, gay, elderly, or heterosexual couples who would love to have but are having a problem finding the money for such an expensive program. Winners will be put up in a luxury hotel with all the services including being chauffeur-driven to the treatment centre. The winners will receive a cell phone and most importantly a personal assistant to help with any red tape. 
The Founder and Chairperson of the charity who is a person who received fertility treatment told Reuters news agency she wanted the "ultimate wish list" for those who are coping with the stress of being unable to conceive.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority commented that using IVF as a prize was "wrong and entirely inappropriate". Britain’s Britain's fertility regulator continued, "It trivialises what is for many people a central part of their lives."




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