Mark Osterloh’s proposal to enter AZ voters into a million-dollar lottery has odds of winning higher than most lotteries, apparently, despite the legal and ethical questions. Which raises a further question: if it’s OK to provide a million-dollar lottery ticket as an incentive to vote, would a lottery ticket as incentive to non-voters be equally OK?

Clarification: the $1 million lottery has better odds of winning than most lotteries; as for the odds that the proposal to enact such a lottery will be approved, who knows?