Alaskans can win $49,000 weekly prize for new vaccinations
September 9, 2021
ANCHORAGE (AP) — State officials are hoping that a weekly lottery prize will encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Alaska Chamber and state officials announced Sept. 2 that they are offering $49,000 each to one newly vaccinated adult and one youth weekly through Oct. 30.
Those vaccinated before Sept. 2 won’t be left out. There will be a one-time prize of $49,000 awarded to an adult and also to a young person who rolled up their sleeves before the contest started.
Kati Capozzi, the state chamber’s president, in a statement urged vaccination “to protect our eco...