Someone in Washington will become a millionaire this week, just for being vaccinated

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FILE - In this June 3, 2021 file photo, a Pfizer vaccine is prepared at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Wash. On Friday, June 11, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming COVID-19 vaccines make people produce a spike protein that is a toxin and can spread to other parts of the body and damage organs. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The $1 million winner in Washington’s “Shot of a Lifetime” vaccine promotion will be chosen this week.

The Washington State Lottery will draw the winner from the state’s vaccine database Tuesday. Officials will contact the winner on Wednesday.

Over the past several weeks, the state has given away more than $1 million in cash and other prizes, including scholarships.

State health officials say the incentive program has been working. According to Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, the Institute for Disease Modeling shows the vaccine lottery has led to a 24 percent increase in vaccination rates across all ages in Washington. “That’s nearly 30,000 more people protecting themselves and their communities,” Inslee tweeted Wednesday.

If you have already been vaccinated, you are automatically entered in the drawing.

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