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Failures during the launch of the vaccine lottery |  COVID-19 |  news |  the sun

Failures during the launch of the vaccine lottery | COVID-19 | news | the sun

theQuebecers who have received at least their first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 can, in theory, register for Sunday’s drawings organized by the Department of Health and Social Services (MSSS), in partnership with Loto-Québec, which will take place every Friday in August.

To be eligible for a $150,000 award or $10,000 scholarship, you must have taken at least your first dose and be registered online through the site And her section of the “Win to Pollination” contest.

However, it was difficult to get to the site on a Sunday morning. Two Canadian Press journalists tried to register on several occasions between 9.15 a.m. and 9.40 a.m. to no avail, but the site noted that “the system is under maintenance” while the registration period was open at 8.h00. Finally one of them managed to register at 9:48 a.m. . And again, the first transmission of its form received the reply “in maintenance”.

Santé Québec acknowledged these words on Twitter at the end of the morning: “The site where the competition will be registered is currently experiencing technical problems. Work is underway to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!”

By late afternoon, the problem had not been resolved.

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Duby, and Minister of Finance, Economy and Innovation, Eric Girard, announced the creation of this lottery, with great fanfare on July 16.

He also plans to draw a $1 million jackpot among fully vaccinated Quebecers by August 31, but we must move quickly within at least four weeks between the two doses. The Million Dollar Prize Draw will take place on September 3rd, along with 16 scholarships worth $20,000.

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