SEATTLE - The final drawing for Shot of a Lifetime, Washington state’s vaccine lottery, will take place Tuesday. The prize on the line: a $1 million jackpot.
The winner will be contacted Wednesday and will have 72 hours to respond. Otherwise, the prize will be forfeited to an alternate winner.
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The previous four drawings, held throughout June, were for cash prizes of $250,000. Winners included a Yakima resident, a Spokane nursing student and a Walla Walla food-service worker.
Previous prizes also included Guaranteed Education Tuition credits for vaccinated residents ages 12 to 17, airline tickets, sports tickets, video-game consoles and other prizes.
Gov. Jay Inslee has claimed the lottery increased vaccinations.
The governor tweeted last week that vaccination rates across all ages were up 24% thanks to the lottery. The number comes from the state Department of Health.
The state Department of Health also said 69.6% of Washington residents 16 and older have had at least one shot of a vaccine as of Friday, July 9.
The state formally reopened at the end of June, rolling back most indoor capacity limits and social-distancing guidelines. Unvaccinated people are still required to wear masks in indoor and in some outdoor settings. Masks are still required for everyone — regardless of vaccination status — on public transit and in schools, health-care facilities, long-term-care facilities and child-care centers.
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