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Lottery prizes announced amidst announcement of $100 gift cards offered to the unvaccinated for getting a jab

Got the jab? Watch for vaccine lottery wins in late September. If you haven't been vaccinated yet, there's a $100 gift card waiting.
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Prize winners announced in Alberta government's vaccine lottery. Photo: Metro Creative Connection

As the government offers $100 gift cards for unvaccinated Albertans to get the jab, it announced the second of three $1-million prizes. Amie Gee of Calgary's name was drawn from over 1.85 million entries in the Open for Summer Lottery.

In addition, 42 other winners picked up travel prizes from Air Canada, WestJet, and the Rocky Mountaineer and Juniper Hotel.

To date, 78.2 per cent of eligible Albertans have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including 70 per cent who are now fully vaccinated with two doses.

"Congratulations to Amie, and all of the other winners. I encourage Albertans who haven’t gotten their second dose to do so as soon as possible," said Premier Jason Kenney.

To encourage Albertans to get their second COVID-19 vaccine doses, one final Open for Summer Lottery draw for $1 million will follow in September. Albertans aged 18 and over who register for the lottery and receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 23 will be eligible to win. This includes Albertans who were vaccinated outside of the province.

Albertans who registered for the first two draws are automatically entered for the third draw and do not need to re-register. To register for the lottery and see a complete list of rules and eligibility requirements, please visit alberta.ca/lottery.

A new provincewide vaccine booking system enables users to see all open appointment times at pharmacy and AHS clinic locations closest to them. Book your shot online at alberta.ca/vaccine or call AHS at 811. Temporary walk-in clinics are also available for first doses.