Ontario Not Considering Setting Up A COVID-19 Lottery Scheme, Government Says


Ontario isn’t thinking about setting up a COVID-19 lottery to encourage people to be immunized similarly to what Manitoba rolled out last Wednesday.

Over $2m will be up for grabs and the money will be given out in form of scholarships or cash to those who have been immunized.

This summer, Manitoba plans to hold 2 draws. People will be entered into the draw automatically once they are vaccinated.

Only persons aged 18 and over will be eligible to participate. Winners aged 12 to 18 will be awarded $25K worth of scholarship.

The government of Manitoba said that so far, they have administered 10.4m doses. About 73 percent of adults in Manitoba have had a dose, while approximately 10 percent have had both.

Manitoba is one of a handful of provinces to offer such an incentive. Ohio is running a similar program with $1m up for grabs each week to lucky persons who have received their shot.

Immunized New Yorkers who have had at least one shot are eligible to receive a free ticket to a Mets or Yankees game.

In jersey, persons who have received their vaccine are eligible for a beer at no cost at all participating beer outlets.


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