Is it worth it! Young woman’s disbelief as she instantly becomes a millionaire after winning Australia’s vaccine lottery
- Sydneysider Joanne Zhu Is An Instant Millionaire After Winning Million Dollar Vax
- Still dealing with a shock windfall and now planning a big family reunion
- Ms Zhu, 25, begged Australians to get the hang of it so all borders can reopen
- Over 2.74 million Australians participated in the Million Dollar Vax Lottery
A young woman becomes a millionaire overnight after winning a lottery for Australians who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Joanne Zhu, 25, was among millions of Australians who took part in the Million Dollar Vax Lottery, set up by a group of 20 philanthropists and companies to increase vaccination rates.
Approximately 2,744,974 Australians from 3,600 postcodes who received at least one jab by October 31st registered for a chance to win.
A shocked Ms. Zhu is still coming to terms with her life-changing boon after being raffled off as the lucky winner on Friday.
Over 2.74 million vaccinated Australians entered the lottery for a chance to win $ 1 million (photo, pop-up clinic at Taronga Zoo)
‘I still can’t believe it. So excited and I’m not sure yet, âshe told the Today show.
Some of the money will be spent treating her parents at their home in China as a thank you for the support they have given Ms Zhu since she moved to Australia almost ten years ago.
âI want to fly my family out of China in first class and put them up in a five-star hotel for Chinese New Year if the borders are open,â she said.
“I am going to buy some presents for my family and invest the rest of the money so that I can earn more money in the future.”
She also plans to travel, give gifts to her family and invite her friends over to dinner at a nice restaurant.
Having not seen her parents for at least two years due to the pandemic, Ms Zhu made a passionate appeal as Australia hit the 80% double-dose milestone.
“I would really like to allow everyone to get vaccinated so the borders can open sooner,” she said.
Sydneysider Joanne Zhu (pictured) plans big family reunion after shock windfall
Ms. Zhu was on a coffee break at work when she missed the life-changing phone call.
âSomeone called me the other dayâ¦ I think it was Friday, and I was at work, I couldn’t pick up the phone,â she said.
âThen I called them back and she said, ‘Oh, you won a million dollars! You are the only one in Australia Â»Â»
The Million Dollar Vax website crashed when the lottery was launched in early October and drew 350,000 entries in the first 24 hours.
Over $ 4.1 million in prizes were awarded to over 3,100 lucky Australians, including 100 gift cards worth $ 1,000 per day.
“We have collectively shown what can happen when Australians get involved,” Alliance spokesperson Craig Winkler said.
âWe are delighted with how Australia has embraced the campaign and the positive impact it has had in increasing the national immunization rate and putting us on track to exceed 90%.
“Most encouragingly has been the late increase in registrations from states such as South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia, encouragingly receiving more than 100,000 registrations on the last day of the event. countryside.”
The Million Dollar Vax Lottery was set up by a group of philanthropists and businesses to increase vaccination rates in Australia