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Quebec's vaccine lottery will give away $2 million in prizes

Quebec's vaccine lottery will give away $2 million in prizes
/ Emile Nadeau

Quebec has finally announced the details of its COVID-19 vaccination lottery.

Residents vaccinated against COVID-19 will be entered into draws next month for prizes amounting to $2 million. Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé made the announcement earlier today alongside Finance and Economy Minister Eric Girard and vaccine campaign director Daniel Paré.

"It is not only to reward those who are already vaccinated but also to those who will get vaccinated," said Dubé. "What we want to encourage is both first and second doses."

The lottery will offer cash prizes for adults and two $10,000 scholarships will be drawn each week for those aged 12-17, who have received their first dose. In addition, sixteen $20,000 scholarships will be drawn on Sept. 3 for teens who’ve received both doses.

The province will hold a weekly draw of $150,000 every Friday, from Aug. 1 to Aug. 27, for adults who’ve received at least one dose.

And a $1 million draw will then be held on Sept. 3 for adults who are fully vaccinated.

“I think every penny is worth it at this stage of the game to make sure we’re ready,” Dubé said.

Registration for the Quebec vaccination lottery opens on July 25.

For more about the lottery, please visit the Santé Québec website.

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