Vaccinated Illinois residents to be entered in lottery

Staff Report

Illinois residents who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will automatically be entered in a lottery with cash prizes up to $1 million.

The “All In for the Win” lottery will give out $7 million in cash prizes for adults and $3 million in scholarship prizes for youth in weekly drawings beginning July 8.

The cash drawings will range from $100,000 to $1 million, and the scholarship prizes will be worth $150,000.

Anyone who gets at least one vaccine dose by July 1 will be eligible for every drawing.

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the lottery and said that it was both to reward those who are already vaccinated and encourage others to get vaccinated as well.

Over 60% of Illinois residents over ago 16 have been vaccinated, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In Coles County, just over 30% of the total population has been vaccinated, according to the Coles County Health Department.

The CCHD and the Illinois National Guard will be offering vaccines at Charleston High School to Illinois residents age 12 or older on June 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a vaccine.