LThe State of Maryland announced Thursday that he will open a $ 2 million lottery for adults in Northeastern State.
From Tuesday, a winner will be drawn to win $ 40,000 each day, and on July 4, the last draw scheduled for the national holiday will be awarded $ 400,000.
Governor Larry Hogan explained that the goal is to have people who are reluctant to vaccinate and have not yet thought about it, while 67% of state adults have already received at least one. Vaccine dose.
Gordon Medenica, director of the Maryland Lottery, promised to evaluate the anonymity of vaccinated people listed in the state health services database.
“Those who don’t want to reveal their name will be safe,” he said, estimating the chances of daily success being “one in three million”.
New York State has announced a free distribution of ten lottery ticket vaccination sites with prizes ranging from $ 20 million to $ 5 million. The campaign runs from May 24 to 28.
“As vaccination rates in the state are declining, we need to be creative about injecting more,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement, with nearly 63% of the population receiving at least one dose.
After a sluggish start in late 2020, the administration of President Joe Biden launched a mass vaccination campaign.
But the pace has slowed recently and officials are competing ingenuity to reach the threshold of at least 70% of the population who received the first dose by July 4, which Mr. Biden wanted.
Ohio topped the list with a $ 1 million lottery for people who received an injection.
The move will be repeated every Wednesday for five weeks, beginning May 26, Governor Mike Divine said.
At the same time, a lottery aimed at vaccinating people under the age of 17 will receive a full four-year scholarship to one of Ohio’s state universities, a valuable gain in a country where higher education is expensive.
Other states also promote the vaccine by offering beer, pizza or tickets to sporting events, not to mention private initiatives.