Buy IVF Lotto Ticket, Win Baby?

$32 lottery tickets go on sale this month in Britain
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2011 8:42 AM CDT
A human embryo is seen through a microscope at an IVF clinic.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Beginning this month, would-be British parents who are struggling to conceive will have an unusual way to attempt to have a baby: via lottery. To Hatch, a charity that doles out fertility advice, will raffle off $40,000 worth of fertility treatments at a top clinic beginning July 30. Tickets cost $32 and could eventually be sold, to some Brits' dismay, at newsstands. Other reality TV-worthy elements: Winners will enjoy luxe hotel accommodations before being chauffeured to the clinic; they'll also receive a cellphone that will allow them to stay in touch with their fertility doctor.

Single, gay, and elderly Brits are invited to participate along with couples, reports the Telegraph. Donor sperm or embryos will be offered to solo winners, and surrogates are also an option.

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