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.
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