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AFP
June 11, 2021

Cash, scholarships for vaccinated Canadians!

AFP
June 11, 2021

Montreal: People getting Covid-19 vaccines in Canada’s Manitoba province can enter a lottery to win a hefty cash prize or scholarship money, the local government said on Wednesday.

The government of Manitoba, in central Canada, will award nearly Can$2 million in cash and scholarships to encourage residents "to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible," provincial Premier Brian Pallister said.

Manitoba, population 1.4 million, is the North American jurisdiction that currently has the highest number of daily Covid-19 cases relative to its population, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University. There will be two drawings, the first on August 2 and the second on September 6, officials said. For each drawing, seven prizes of Can$100,000 dollars will be awarded, as well as ten scholarships worth Can$25,000 each for students aged 12-17.