May 25, 2021 - News
Colorado announces its own $1 million COVID vaccine lottery
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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis unveiled Tuesday the Colorado Comeback Cash Vaccine Drive, a five-week sweepstakes program modeled after Ohio’s that will reward five mega-lucky Coloradans with $1 million each for getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

How it works: Winners, who must be 18 years or older, will be announced on Fridays, starting June 4.

  • If you’ve received at least one vaccine, you’ve been automatically enrolled in the lottery through the state’s health department.
  • The last drawing will be Wednesday, July 7. Get your shot by June 30 to qualify.

By the numbers: The odds of winning are super slim at 1 in 500,000, Polis estimates. But hey, that's still a chance!

What he’s saying: "If you have been delaying plans to get vaccinated or are still on the fence, now is the time to swing big. It could transform your life," Polis said. "Buy a new home. Take that vacation. Take six months off. Do whatever you like. $1 million goes a long way."

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