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California announced on Thursday that it would raffle $116.5 million among its citizens who are vaccinated. The state has one of the highest tax rates in the country, which has caused the massive migration of companies and investments, boasts public spending.
The announcement was made on Twitter by the governor of California, Democrat Gavin Newsom, who is currently undergoing an recall process due to the poor economic management carried out during his administration, which has also worsened with the radical health measures. Newson explained that 15 million of the total amount will be distributed among 10 winners on June 15.
A few days earlier, on June 4 and 11, California will distribute prizes of 50,000 dollars to 30 people vaccinated in the Golden State.
In a press release, Newsom specified that the only requirement to participate in the sweepstakes is to have been vaccinated.
In case the winner is a minor, the money will be deposited in a savings account until the lucky winner turns 18.
In addition to these prizes, Newsom said it will give $50 gift cards, redeemable at supermarkets, to the next 2 million people who get vaccinated.
The California government announced this initiative at a time when more than 49% of citizens over the age of 12 have been fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.