We all won the Lottery

One pitch a day: in August of 2011, I dedicate twenty minutes each day to writing an "elevator pitch" for a story or a game.

In the future, the world is an unhealthy place to live in, a warm pit of pollution. People spend their lives in a virtual world where life is easy and nobody starves. But, somehow, they are not happy. Only the rich can afford to spend more than a few days a year into the real world. Soon, the real world becomes like a First World country and the virtual world more like a Third World country. The lucky ones fear the consequences of "immigration" and brand it a problem. A process is devised to give some hope to the people stranded in virtuality: the Lottery. Somebody wins the Lottery, but his or her lover is stuck on the wrong side of existence.

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