A million reasons to get your Covid shot NOW: Huge cash prize up for grabs by any Australian who gets vaccinated by the end of this month
- One lucky Australian will win $1 million by rolling up their sleeve for a Covid jab
- Million Dollar Vax initiative launched to boost Australia’s national vaccine rates
- Around 79 per cent of Aussies have had first jab and 55 per cent have had both
One lucky Australian will win $1 million for getting vaccinated by the end of the month with other big cash prizes on offer.
The ‘Million Dollar Vax’ funded by 20 philanthropists and corporations has been launched to boost national vaccination rates.
Every Australian over the age of 18 will have the opportunity to win the life-changing prize, with those already fully vaccinated still eligible to win.
Vaccinated residents can also enter the running to win 100 gift cards worth $1,000 to be handed out every day in October.
One lucky Australian could win a huge cash prize of one million dollars for simply rolling up their sleeve for a jab this month (pictured, a woman gets vaccinated in Melbourne)
Craig Winkler, chairman of the Million Dollar Vax alliance, said the purpose of the drive was not to persuade people to get jabbed but reward those who do.
‘The promotion simply seeks to reward people who decide to be vaccinated now rather than waiting… and to help people who were thinking about getting the jab but hadn’t crossed that line yet,’ he said.
Australia will soon receive enough vaccines to inoculate the entire population, with nine million doses of Pfizer and three million of Moderna to hit Australian shores in October.
Philanthropy Australia chief executive Jack Heath said the campaign was modelled on the Ohio ‘Vax-A-Million’ campaign in the US that rewarded five vaccinated residents with a $1 million prize.
The ‘Million Dollar Vax’ initiative funded by 20 generous philanthropists and corporations has been launched in a bid to boost national vaccination rates (stock image)
Donors to the Million Dollar Vax include the Susan McKinnon foundation, Jasper foundation, and the P&S Bassat foundation.
Those already vaccinated can still enter to win, provided both vaccinations have been received by six weeks after October 31.
Eligible residents can enter the draw on the Million Dollar Vax website with the ultimate $1 million prize will be drawn on November 5.
As of Saturday, 79 per cent of eligible Australians over the age of 16 have received their first dose of a Covid vaccine and 55 per cent have received two doses.