In a seemingly Utopian world where population control is a priority, citizens play the lottery at local ATM machines. The more they withdraw from the public account, the more chances they have to win the jackpot. Wade winds up a winner and now has to keep her end of the deal which makes the next slide all the more urgent. Rembrandt is arrested for trying to help a lottery winner reverse her fortunes. Written by
Mark D. Snyder
Did You Know?
The plot for this episode is based on the "Essay on the Principle of Population" published by Reverend Thomas Malthus, a 19th Century English economist. He warned that mankind would be forever condemned to live in misery because the population would always increase at a faster rate than the food supply. While this essay was mostly ignored at the time, this world took it to its logical extreme. See more
When Henry the dog is jumping at Arturo and he tells him to "Get down you loathsome creature", Quinn replies, "At least he's not biting you," but his lips clearly say, "At least he's not humping you." See more
Prof. Maximilian Arturo
There is no such thing as something for nothing.