Ideas for using of lotteries to incentivize behavior are ever-expanding. In the Harvard Business Review, Steve Martin and Paul Dolan propose a lottery as a way to improve tax compliance.
Every citizen who submits their tax return and payment honestly and on time has their social security number entered in a lottery with a number (to be determined) of citizens winning a prize. What might that prize be?
How about a letter from the IRS with a check:
“Dear Taxpayer, Congratulations! You’ve won your money back.”