$1M jackpot: Oregon Lottery to offer cash prizes as vaccine incentive

The drawing includes 36 prizes of $10,000 -- one for each Oregon county -- and five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarship winners for people ages 12-17.

Posted: May 21, 2021 11:04 AM
Updated: May 21, 2021 12:40 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Lottery is planning to offer cash prizes as incentive to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Gov. Kate Brown made the announcement during a press conference on Friday alongside the Oregon Lottery and the Oregon Health Authority.

A source said the statewide prize would be likely be about $1 million and winners would be selected randomly. It is unclear how often that prize would be offered.

The “Take Your Shot Oregon” campaign will include 36 prizes of $10,000 -- one for each Oregon county -- and five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarship winners for young people ages 12-17.

All Oregonians who have received at least one dose of the vaccine will be eligible to win prizes.
The campaign is funded with $1.86 million from the federal Coronavirus Relief Act.

The random drawing will happen on June 28, with names announced the following week. Everyone vaccinated through June 27 will be eligible to win.

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