Any Albertan 18 and older who has received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine can now enter a province-wide lottery to win $1 million.
Premier Jason Kenney announced further details Monday afternoon about the province’s Open for Summer Lottery, which will hand out three separate $1-million prizes this summer.
“Now your vaccine shot is also your shot at becoming a millionaire,” Kenney said outside the Edmonton Expo Centre Monday.
Over the weekend, the premier took to social media to share some details about the province-wide lottery.
The first $1-million prize is up for grabs to any Albertan 18 or older who gets at least their first dose of vaccine. Registration will close one week after the province immunizes 70 per cent of the eligible population with one dose.
As of Sunday night, Kenney said 68.7 per cent of eligible Albertans had received their first dose.
Eligibility criteria are as follows:
- You must reside in Alberta at the time of the draw
- You must be 18 or older
- You must provide proof of receiving your first dose of an approved vaccine
The province said anyone 18 and older who received their first dose outside the province is also eligible, as long as they submit proof of vaccination to Alberta Health Services and meet the other criteria.
Eligible Albertans can now register for the lottery online.
The winner of the first $1 million will be announced when Stage 3 of Alberta’s Open for Summer plan begins.
The other two $1-million lotteries will be held throughout the summer. Kenney said the second $1-million prize will be handed out in August to anyone 18 and older who is fully vaccinated with two doses.
The third prize will be handed out in late September, also for those 18 and older who are double-dosed with COVID-19 vaccine.