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Nevada Rep. Titus proposes national vaccine $1M lottery

Dina Titus
Posted at 8:05 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 23:06:50-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — U.S. Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada wants to create a national lottery to incentivize people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Democrat who represents Las Vegas introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a national cash prize offering $1 million to 100 winners who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

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The idea is inspired by similar vaccine lotteries started in Ohio, California and New Mexico that have boosted vaccination rates in those states.

Titus says officials need to get creative with vaccination rates dropping off sharply. Her proposal called the "Take Your Shot Act" would select winners 18 and older.