Australians who are fully vaccinated have the chance to win a $1 million prize as part of a new lottery created by a philanthropic group.
The Million Dollar Vax competition with a prize pool of $4.1 million includes $1000 gift cards giveaways each day.
The campaign has been created by the Million Dollar Vax Alliance who are a group of philanthropists and corporations that aim to push national vaccination rates above 80%.
Anyone over 18 is eligible, including those who are already fully vaccinated. The winners must be fully vaccinated by six weeks after October 31.
Most of the donors behind this vax lottery have chosen to stay anonymous.
The Guardian reported that some of the donors include the Susan McKinnon Foundation, the Jasper Foundation, the P&S Bassat Foundation and Square Peg Capital co-founder Paul Bassat and his wife, Sharon.
The registration website asks for people’s name, email address, phone number, date of birth, postcode suburb and state. Go to vax lottery – opens in new tab
The competition is open only to those over 18 years of age, and the terms and conditions state people who win may be asked to verify their vaccination status using their official certificate or immunisation record.
The alliance said it was modelled on a similar ‘Vax-a-million’ promotion in Ohio in the United States.
The draw and entry website is being managed by giftcard company Blackhawk Network, with Summer Foundation working as the promoter, the Guardian reported.
The alliance spokesperson said the data people provide as part of their entry will only be used to run the promotion, but Summer Foundation may also invite those who enter to participate in research into the effectiveness of public health campaigns.
The $1m cash prize will be drawn on November 5.