Washington vaccine lottery includes cash, tickets, gift cards

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Health officials also at the press conference

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced lottery drawings and prizes for those who are vaccinated during a press conference on Thursday.

The “Shot of a Lifetime” campaign comes as 63% of eligible Washingtonians have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

“We’ve got more progress to make,” Inslee said.

The lottery and drawings include:

  • Lottery cash drawings, with prizes totaling $2 million
  • Higher education tuition and expense assistance
  • Sports tickets and gear
  • Gift cards
  • Airline tickets
  • Game systems and smart speakers

“I hope people will see this as an opportunity to reopen even sooner than June 30 if we can stay motivated, stay informed and get more people vaccinated faster throughout the month of June.”

Last week Inslee said Washington will reopen on June 30, but that could happen sooner if the vaccination rate of 16-and-older hits 70%.

In Clark County, about 56% of residents 16-and-older have received at least one dose, and 47% are fully vaccinated as of May 30.

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