The State will give $50 gift cards for grocery or other uses to the first 2 million Californians who get shots. Meanwhile, all those aged 12 or older who received at least a dose will be eligible for the prize money drawing in June.
The top ten winners will receive US$1.5 million each on June 15, the first day of the state's reopening. Another 30 people will take a US$50,000 prize on June 4 and 11.
"Getting every eligible Californian vaccinated is how we bring our state roaring back from this pandemic," Newsom said, noting that his state has made big progress in the fight against COVID-19, with the lowest case rates in the country and doses administered millions more than any other state.
The rate of COVID cases – averaged over the last 7 days – in Europe
Very large differences across the continent: Lithuania's rate is currently more than 100-times higher than Iceland’s.