MONTREAL – Starting Sunday, April 25, Quebec residents who have received at least the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine can register to participate in the Lotto-Quebec lottery, which will take place every Friday in August.
To be eligible for a US $ 150,000 prize or US $ 10,000 scholarship, you must receive your first dose and register at www.Québec.ca / ConcoursVaccination.
The jackpot will also be played for Quebec residents who are fully vaccinated by August 31st, but this must be done quickly, with a minimum of four weeks between two doses. The $ 1 million jackpot draw will take place on September 3rd along with 16 scholarships of $ 20,000.
Minister of Health and Welfare Christian Dube and Minister of Finance, Economy and Innovation Eric Girard announced the creation of the lottery with great fanfare on 16 July.
The government hopes to reach the goal of fully vaccinating 75% of the population aged 12 and over against COVID-19 in every age group by August 31.
As of July 22, 72.9% of Quebec’s population received at least one dose of the vaccine, and this percentage rises to 83.3% among those 12 years and older.
According to the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec, a total of 59.8% of people aged 12 and over were properly vaccinated with the two required doses.
Since the start of the pandemic, at least 376,530 Quebec residents have contracted COVID-19 and 11,239 people have died.