New York offers lottery tickets for shots

New York state will offer $20 scratch-off lottery tickets as a vaccine incentive, with a maximum payout of $5 million.

Vaccinations next week will come with free scratch-off lottery tickets worth $20, with the chance of both small prizes and a multimillion-dollar payoff. “Vax and scratch,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press briefing in Buffalo. “The chances of winning something in this program are one in 9.”

The tickets will be distributed at the 10 mass vaccination sites around the state, he said. The program will run May 24-28. Cuomo said the state will later decide whether to extend it.

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