The Manitoba government is launching a new province wide lottery that will award nearly two million dollars 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. He explains for those who are 18 plus each lottery will award three prizes of 100 thousand dollars each in the Winnipeg Health Authority and a single 100 thousand dollar prize in each other Regional Health Authority. He adds in addition each lottery will include 10 draws for 25 thousand dollar scholarships for young people aged 12 to 17. There will be a process to drop out of the lottery and 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 protectmb.ca/lottery.