(WSIL) – Governor JB Pritzker announced Thursday that the state is offering a chance to earn money and scholarships to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
As a resident of Illinois, if you have been or are about to be vaccinated, you are automatically entered for a chance to participate in the $ 10 Million Vaccine Sweepstakes.
More than 70% of adults in Illinois have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC.
âAll In For The Win is another way we are working to ensure that every resident is protected against COVID-19, and in particular, the more dangerous variants of this virus,â Governor JB Pritzker said. âVaccines are incredibly effective and protect you – and they also make your community safer. The shot is how we really end this thing, so vax-y, Illinois. If you do, you might even hit the jackpot.
Here’s what you need to know:
- 10 million dollars to be won in the All In For The Win vaccine competition.
- All eligible Illinois residents will be entered automatically in two exciting programs:
- Get vaccinated before July 1 allows you to enter each draw and have the most chances of winning a prize, including the $ 1 million top prize on July 8th. The IDPH will continue to check the files before each draw.
- The first draw takes place on Thursday July 8 and will continue until the end of August.
- After each draw, IDPH will contact winners to request permission to share their name and contact information with the Illinois Lottery. At no time will a state entity other than the IDPH have information on a participant or a winner without their consent. The Illinois Lottery will then assist the winner throughout the claim process to receive their prize.
Governor Pritzker’s announcement elicits reactions from local residents. News 3 took to the community today to see what people thought of the raffle and the people we met weren’t too thrilled.
They told News 3 that they thought it was a waste of money and that creating incentives to get the vaccine wouldn’t change some people’s minds.
âIn a way I’m worried about where the money is coming from to implement this and I think healthcare is a personal decision and choice and you should want to get it without having to get a price for it, âsaid Carterville resident Susan. Hawkinson.
âI think that’s a joke given that I like two things: and that’s my family and the vets. And look at all these disabled vets that could use that money and he’s going to throw it away. what do I mean? ” Carterville resident Bryan Murray said.
You can learn more about the vaccine raffle by visiting allin.illinois.gov.