Veterans win big in COVID-19 vaccination lottery

Getting their vaccinations at VA helped 11 Veterans in Washington state become winners in the state’s “A Heroes Thanks” [sic] COVID-19 vaccination lottery.

One Veteran was the winner of a $100,000 cash prize. Others won $250 or $100 gift cards in the three lotteries which were held in July and August.

Why the special lottery?

Washington held a state-wide COVID-19 vaccination lottery as a way to encourage individuals to get vaccinated.

However, because individuals who received their COVID-19 vaccinations through VA or the Department of Defense were not included in the state’s vaccination database, they could not participate in the statewide COVID-19 lottery.

To make sure those individuals weren’t left out, Washington state officials decided to hold “A Heroes Thanks”


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