Who won the Oregon Million Dollar Vaccine Lottery jackpot?


The million dollar vaccine jackpot is part of the “Take Your Shot, Oregon” campaign to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

PORTLAND, Oregon – Chloe Zinda, a fine arts student at Oregon State University, has been selected as the winner of the Oregon Million Dollar Vaccine Jackpot.

Governor Kate Brown introduced Zinda at a Friday afternoon press conference, alongside representatives from the Oregon Lottery and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

Zinda, a native of McMinnville and a part-time swimming instructor, said she received the COVID-19 vaccine for many different reasons, including protecting her students from the virus.

“It was really important to me and to the parents of my students that we make sure our children stay safe and healthy.”

Zina said she received a call and text from the OHA informing her that she won. At first she thought it was a scam.

“I was so shocked. I ran downstairs and was just screaming and running. It was crazy.”

Zinda plans to use the $ 1 million prize to pay off student loans and open her own art studio in the future.

“This money will really change my life. I will use it to pursue my artistic dream.”

The million dollar vaccine jackpot is part of the “Take Your Shot, Oregon” campaign to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The winners of the additional cash prizes for state and county vaccines will be announced in the coming weeks as people are notified. Thirty-six people will win prizes of $ 10,000. Five people aged 12 to 17 will win a $ 100,000 scholarship from the Oregon University Savings Plan.

Almost everyone who received at least one dose of the vaccine in Oregon was entered into the lottery.



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