A Texas resident received a free lottery ticket after being vaccinated against COVID-19 and hit the jackpot. His story is published by the UPI news agency.
On July 16, Gary Smith of Arlington visited his family in Arkansas and received his second round of vaccinations. He was told that he could receive a free lottery ticket worth $ 20 (about 1,500 rubles) or a certificate for hunting or fishing as part of the state’s vaccination incentive program.
Smith chose a ticket, erased the protective layer and saw that the lottery brought him a prize of one million dollars (73.9 million rubles). “I couldn’t believe it,” he admitted.
Smith’s grandmother was the first to whom he told the good news. “We were both completely shocked! She immediately wanted to go and buy herself another ticket, ”the man said.
Smith plans to spend some of the money on paying bills, as well as on a wedding and honeymoon.
Similar lotteries are being held in other states to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. So, in California, they raffled off $ 1.5 million. Similar actions were also held in Russia. So, in Moscow, cars were raffled among those who were vaccinated from COVID-19.
Earlier it was reported that in the United States, a mother with many children won one million dollars in the lottery for the vaccinated. She plans to spend the kush on raising children and their education.