Lotto vaccine winner

Kameron M., 23, from South King County smiles Friday at a news conference in Olympia with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee after accepting a mock check for $1 million, which he won as part of a “Shot of a Lifetime” lottery open to all who got the COVID-19 vaccine. The motorcycle mechanic didn’t know about the lottery but said he got his vaccine as soon as he could because he thought it was the right thing to do. He isn’t planning to quit his job and is planning to look for a financial adviser. 

The final winner of Washington state’s vaccine lottery has been announced.

The "Shot of a Lifetime" $1 million prize winner, Kameron M., a motorcycle mechanic from South King County, joined Gov. Jay Inslee at a press conference Friday.

"He's getting a $1 million check but he's done something for the state of Washington himself, which is to get this vaccine and save other people's lives," Inslee said.

The drawing for the jackpot took place Tuesday, and the winner was contacted Wednesday.

The previous four drawings were for cash prizes of $250,000. Winners included a Yakima resident, a nursing student from Spokane and a Walla Walla food-service worker, who almost didn’t return the call.

Prizes have also included Guaranteed Education Tuition credits for vaccinated residents ages 12 to 17, airline tickets, sports tickets, video-game consoles and more.

State officials announced Wednesday that Washington reached its goal of 70% of residents 16 years and older initiating vaccination against the coronavirus.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.