Colorado is giving away five $1 million cash prizes to residents who've received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine!
Gov. Jared Polis announced the details on Tuesday of a statewide sweepstakes with five drawings of $1 million each to encourage people to become vaccinated against COVID-19.
Colorado residents 18 and up who’ve received at least one dose of the vaccine are eligible. Residents 12-17 will be eligible for a scholarship prize, which will be launched later this week, Polis said.
The sweepstakes will be funded by federal funds through the CARES Act that otherwise would have gone into advertising and marketing, Polis said.
No need to register. Residents who have received the vaccine are automatically entered. The state has a database, Colorado Immunization Information System, of residents who have gotten at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Colorado Lottery officials will assign a random number to each person in the database and draw a number on the dates mentioned above.
The dates for the drawings will be:
- June 4
- June 11
- June 18
- June 25
- July 7
Those who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 11:59 p.m. the Tuesday before the next drawing will be eligible to win.