One lucky Oregon resident who was vaccinated against COVID-19 will win $1 million, thanks to a new incentive announced by Gov. Kate Brown on Friday, May 21.
The Take Your Shot Oregon campaign will include a drawing for a grand prize of $1 million plus one $10,000 prize for each of Oregon’s 36 counties for adults ages 18 and up. For students younger than 18 who get the vaccine, there will be five $100,000 Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships up for grabs.
Vaccinated Oregonians don’t have to do anything special to sign up for the lottery, according to Brown. Those eligible will be Oregonians who have had at least one dose of the vaccine and their information entered into Oregon Health Authority’s database by midnight on June 27. The drawing will take place on June 28.
No personally identifying information will be shared with Oregon Lottery, only the number assigned to each individual when they are vaccinated with no name attached. Oregon Lottery will then share the numbers chosen with OHA, which will match them back up with their corresponding name and notify the individual of their win.
“Vaccines are the best tool we have to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19, and our fastest way to end this pandemic,” Brown said in a statement. “The Take Your Shot Oregon Campaign is a way to thank Oregonians for stepping up and keeping our communities safe. It’s never been easier to get a vaccine, so don’t miss your shot to enter!”
According to the news release, the campaign is a collaboration between the Oregon Health Authority, the Oregon Lottery and the Oregon State Treasury, and is funded with $1.86 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Act dollars.