© 2023 KLCC

136 W 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401

Contact Us

FCC Applications
Oregon's Willamette Valley seen from Eugene
NPR for Oregonians
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Oregon Gambles On A Lottery Prize To Get People Vaccinated

YouTube screenshot

State leaders hope cash prizes will spur more Oregonians to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Friday, Governor Kate Brown announced a $1-million lottery drawing, called the Take Your Shot Oregon campaign.

“Getting vaccinated not only protects you from COVID-19, it helps protect your loved ones” Brown said. “It takes us one step closer to unlocking the restrictions we have endured during the pandemic. And in Oregon, it now gives you a chance to win a million dollars.”

Oregonians 18 and over who have received at least one shot of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine are eligible to win the grand prize. There are also $10-thousand prizes for residents of each of Oregon’s 36 counties. And Oregonians aged 12-18 can win one of five Oregon College Savings Plan scholarships. The lottery runs through June 27. 

Other states are trying similar incentive programs including New York, Maryland, and Ohio.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
Related Content