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Bill Clinton offers himself as lottery prize

Former US president Bill Clinton has offered himself as a lottery prize to help pay off campaign debts of his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Bill has sent out an e-mail to millions of people who supported Hillary's White House campaign.

world Updated: May 13, 2010 12:06 IST

Former US president Bill Clinton has offered himself as a lottery prize to help pay off campaign debts of his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Bill has sent out an e-mail to millions of people who supported Hillary's White House campaign.

“How would you like the chance to come up to New York and spend the day with me?”, asks the e-mail.

An online donation of $5 would give them a chance to participate in the One-Day-With-Bill prize, Times online reported Thursday.

As secretary of state, Hillary is barred from raising money herself to pay it off.

After leaving the White House, the Clintons have earned a combined $109 million through speaking engagements and bestselling memoirs and Bill would now like American voters to settle Hillary's remaining $771,000 debt.

“Hillary’s campaign still has a few vestiges of debt that I know she would like to see paid in full. Will you reach out today to help Hillary this one last time?” asked Bill in the e-mail.

It is the second time in a year that Bill has offered himself as a lottery prize to reduce his wife’s debt.

Hillary Clinton owes all the money to Mark Penn, her former pollster and chief strategist.

A total of $24 million from her campaign was paid to Penn’s firm, Penn Schoen Berland, during her failed presidential bid.