October 27, 2021

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Lotto-vaccine: 2 million prizes will be taken from vaccinated cubers

Lotto-vaccine: 2 million prizes will be taken from vaccinated cubers

The Legalt government will draw $ 2 million in vaccinated Quebecs, including a $ 1 million jackpot for those who received two doses by Aug. 31.

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At a press conference at Loto-Quebec headquarters on Friday, Finance Minister Eric Girard unveiled the main lines of a “vaccine competition” set up by his government to encourage the population to increase sleeve.

Adults can win one of the four prizes of $ 150,000 to be drawn every Friday in August if they are vaccinated and registered for at least one dose. Finally, the $ 1 million jackpot will be drawn on September 3 on all registered Quebecs receiving both doses.

12- to 17-year-olds who receive at least one dose of the vaccine have a chance to win $ 10,000 scholarships, which are drawn each week in August. The double dose qualifies for the final draw of the Sc 20,000 Scholarships on September 3rd.

Positive incentive

The announced goal of Health and Social Services Minister Christian Dubey is to encourage people who have not yet considered their appointment for their second dose by September 3rd.

“It’s not just a reward for those who have already registered, but also for those who have been vaccinated,” he said Friday.

72% of Cubans have been vaccinated for the first time so far, but only 46% have had two. Quebec aims to fully vaccinate 75% of the population by the end of August. To do this, the government must send 600,000 Cubans to their meetings before 1 p.m.Is By September, 82% of the population had achieved vaccine coverage by that date, Christian Dubey said.

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Minister Eric Girard acknowledged that the impact of such an initiative on vaccination rates would be difficult to predict, but said he hoped it would improve Quebec’s results.

  • Listen to Alexander Dubey and Elsie Lefebvre’s analysis on QUB Radio:

“We ‘ve seen all the other lotteries that are done in Canada and North America. It’s hard to spot a variable, but it’s definitely a positive incentive,” he said.

Other prices?

Quebec is not the only province to have set up a vaccination lottery to encourage its population to be vaccinated.

In Alberta, there are three prizes of $ 1 million and prizes from government WestJet and Air Canada airlines, as well as the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Canadian League. There will also be prizes from Football (LCF).

  • Listen to Vincent Desuralt’s interview with Ditor Oliver Drouin, a pediatrician at Ste-Justin ‘on QUB Radio and a clinician researcher at the School of Public Health:

In this regard, Christian Dubey invited private companies to come forward who want to contribute to the vaccine competition. In particular, Air Canada has already raised its hand to offer travel packages.

How to register?

July By July 25, go to the vaccine proof portal: quebec.ca/concoursvaccination.

Register before 11:59 pm the day before the draw date. Once registered, you will be eligible for all draws of your age subject to conditions.

September For a bulk draw on September 3, your registration must be completed by 11:59 pm on August 31.

Registration conditions:

Que received the vaccine in Quebec.

CO was diagnosed with COVID-19 and the vaccine dose was obtained.

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Que received Health Canada’s vaccine outside Quebec and identified the administration of this vaccine.

For the P jackpot, you received two doses of the vaccine by 11:59 pm on August 31st.

The names of the winners will be announced on Tuesday after the draw at 1 p.m. For the final draw on September 3, the names of the winners will be announced on the same day.

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