December 27, 2012 : BETTING FOR A FREE FLIGHT
 
Ryanair gives gamblers a chance to win their flight…but what are the odds?
 
The European budget airline Ryanair – notorious for charging extras on its cheap airfares – has come up with a new wrinkle to tempt passengers, reports the Herald Scotland.
 
The airline is offering GBP 3 lottery tickets to the punters among its passengers, with the prize a refund of the winner's ticket price up to GBP 150. There will be 150 draws each year for the lucky player…and we mean "lucky".
 
The newspaper points out that the airline carries 80 million passengers a year, and even if only a small proportion takes the gamble, the odds would be formidable.