POTSDAM, N.Y. (WWTI) — Throughout the week, state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites will be hosting the New York State lottery as an incentive to get vaccinated.
As a part of the “Vax and Scratch” program initiated by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the lottery will be at the SUNY Potsdam COVID-19 vaccination site in Maxcy Hall.
This program will provide free NYS lottery scratch-off tickets to individuals 18 and over with a grand prize of $5 million.
“A robust vaccination program is a vital cornerstone of New York’s efforts to rebuild our economy, and the state is implementing creative strategies to convince residents and families to get vaccinated for COVID-19,” stated Governor Cuomo. “This potential $5 million grand prize for getting vaccinated is the latest salvo in our campaign to convince New Yorkers to take the shot, and we’re extending it to give even more people a chance at a winning ticket.”
The ticket, which is sold by retailers across the state for $20, will be provided free to individuals who are age eligible to participate in the lottery, who receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at SUNY Potsdam.
The SUNY Potsdam COVID-19 site is now run on a walk-in basis. The state “Vax and Scratch” program will be hosted at the site through June 11, 2021.