Inslee announces vaccine incentive program that includes $1 million prize


The state will award $1 million to a Washington resident who has received the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Jay Inslee said today.

That is just one of a wide-ranging package of incentives Inslee unveiled that will be available to any vaccinated person. The state Lottery will automatically gather the names for the drawing from the state Department of Health’s statewide immunization database.

Beginning next Tuesday, there will be four weekly drawings for $250,000, with a $1 million prize awarded the fifth and final week.

In addition, several awards will be made to college students for free tuition and expenses administered through the colleges.

Also, Washington State Parks will be giving away passes for free camping; the Department of Fish and Wildlife, will award gift certificates for free hunting and fishing licenses

Washington’s professional sports teams also will be offering free tickets.

Inslee explained the eligibility for the awards on his website.

“All vaccine incentive prizes will be drawn from the DOH immunization database to determine winners. The only action that Washingtonians need to take to win any of the prizes is to get vaccinated. All individuals who have been previously vaccinated are eligible. The incentives are open to all Washington residents regardless of citizenship, but proof of Washington residency is required.”

The entire list of incentives and rules can be found on the governor’s website.