In the United States, Colorado resident Heidi Russell, mother of four, won $ 1,000,000 in the vaccinated lottery.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced a lottery two months ago. All vaccinated citizens could take part in the drawing of five prizes of one million dollars each. The money for it came from federal funds that were allocated to the state to increase vaccination coverage. The governor’s official website says:
“Governor Polis also announced … the fifth and final winner of a million dollars. Heidi Russell of Aurora is the last Colorado to win one million for his vaccination.”
CBS talks about the woman’s reaction:
“This prize will be very helpful in raising four children … But I also hope that with this money I will help others.”
According to the owner of the millionth prize, the whole family plans to spend the money with maximum benefit. One of Russell’s daughters, for example, wants to pay for college with this money.
Of course, can you compare this amount with the 150 euros that the Greek government wants encourage youthvaccinated. The Freedom Pass is expected to be ready by the third decade of July. According to the Minister of Digital Government, “those who were born between 1996 and 2003 can get it. The card will be credited with an amount of EUR 150. The map can be used for tourism and culture (includes default categories).
Other states in the country are also looking for ways to reward vaccinated people, but lotteries are particularly popular.