Florida Backs Away from Space Lottery Plans

After considering the possibility of giving away a flight to the International Space Station, Florida Lottery officials have decided people would probably just want the cash. The idea of a space lottery had been suggested by Space Adventures, an Arlington, VA company with a contract to sell two seats on upcoming Soyuz flights to the station. Florida Lottery officials didn’t reject the idea outright, but said that prize-based lotteries are never successful – even space enthusiasts would probably take $20 million in cash over a trip to space.