WATCH LIVE: Governor Inslee to announce vaccine incentives at 2:30 p.m.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee
Ted S. Warren

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, bumps elbows with a worker at the seafood counter of the Uwajimaya Asian Food and Gift Market, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Seattle's International District. Inslee said he's doing the elbow bump with people instead of shaking hands to prevent the spread of germs, and that his visit to the store was to encourage people to keep patronizing businesses during the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. Earlier in the day, following a tour at a health clinic, Inslee urged people to wash hands frequently and practice other measures of health hygiene, and to stay home from work and public events if they don't feel well or have any symptoms of illness. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington is expected to join several states, including Oregon, in using prizes to incentivize citizens to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. The announcement will be made during a press conference held by Governor Jay Inslee at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

A release from the Governor’s Office said he will be joined by Marcus Glasper, director of the Washington State Lottery, to make his announcement. Washington may follow other states in offering cash incentives to those who choose to get vaccinated. Ohio was the first state to announce a lottery system, giving away $1 million to a vaccinated person.

You can watch the announcement live here on YakTriNews.com in the frame below:

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Other states, including Colorado, Maryland, Oregon and California, have also announced large lottery prizes.

During a May 13 news conference, Inslee said he would not rule out the idea of a million-dollar cash lottery, adding that he was not against the idea of “joints for jabs” either.

Though the latter idea has not been announced, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board did say it will provide a limited allowance to local breweries, wineries and distilleries so they can provide a free drink to customers who show proof of vaccination.

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