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Manitoba government announces COVID-19 vaccine lottery to get more jabs into arms

The Manitoba government is launching a new province wide lottery that will award nearly $2 million in cash and scholarships this summer to encourage people to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. 


The President of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Manny Atwal says all Manitobans aged 12 and up who have received at least one dose of vaccine on or before August 2nd will be eligible for the first draw and all aged 12 and up who have received two doses on or before September 6th will be eligible for the second draw. 


Atwal explains for those who are 18 and older, each lottery will award three prizes of $100, 000 each in the Winnipeg Health Authority and a single $100, 000 prize in each other Regional Health Authorities. 


He adds each lottery will include ten draws for $25, 000 scholarships for young people aged 12 to 17. 


There will be a process to drop out of the lottery that will be available very soon.


Once immunized, people will be entered into the lottery.  More details will be provided in the coming weeks at


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