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Win big ... but you only stand a chance in this lottery if you’re vaxxed

Austrian government to support its vaccine mandate with a lottery and will reward high-performing municipalities

Marton Eder

Austria has announced state incentives for getting a coronavirus vaccine as it looks to boost public support for the EU’s first nationwide mandate.

The state will start a lottery for the vaccinated offering €500 euro (R8,624) handouts that are valid for hotels, restaurants and other services, Chancellor Karl Nehammer told reporters on Thursday. One in 10 distributed vaccine shots will be winners. 

Municipalities will also get progressive state grants after reaching vaccination rates of 80%, 85% and 90%, respectively. About 72% of all Austrians have been inoculated so far. ..

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