The Kentucky Lottery will be giving people the chance to win a free lottery ticket if they get vaccinated.
US.- The Kentucky Lottery is offering free tickets to players who get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Anyone aged over 18 years who has already received at least one vaccine dose can claim a free lottery ticket, normally worth $1, at Walmart and Kroger locations until May 21 or while supplies last.
The Kentucky Lottery is offering up to 225,000 free plays. Almost 1.9 million locals have received the vaccine.
Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Mary Harville said: “We hope that by literally injecting a little fun into the process, more people will get vaccinated.”
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear added: “Helping keep our Kentucky communities safe and a free chance at winning hundreds of thousands of dollars is a win-win for everyone involved.”
The free tickets will be valid for the Kentucky Cash Ball game which is similar to PowerBall or Mega Millions. Users have to pick four numbers between 1 and 35 and a “Cash Ball” in a separate pool of numbers between 1 and 25.
A random number generator chooses the winning numbers every day at around 11pm.
Kentucky is looking to vaccinate an estimated 2.5 million people in order to lift the majority of the existing restrictions imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.