Government announces national vaccine lottery
August 28, 2021 4:23 pm
[Source: Fijian Government]
The government has announced a national vaccine lottery that enters fully vaccinated Fijians into a regular draw to win cash prizes.
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama believes every Fijian who has taken the time to follow the science by registering, showing up, and getting both jabs – deserve a shot at a reward.
While announcing the “Win Together Sweepstakes” Bainimarama says the first draw will be for $8,000 on the seventh of next month to coincide with the 8th anniversary of our Constitution.
Bainimarama says the lottery is open to all fully-vaccinated Fijians and applicants must be a citizen of Fiji.
“To apply, everyone needs to provide their birth registration number or citizenship number, their first and last name, their date of birth, Tax Identification Number, and the date and site of your second vaccination, which you can find on your vaccine card.”
Eligible Fijians can dial *166# to enter the Win Together Sweepstakes.
The application window for the first draw opens from 5 pm today until 5 am on Tuesday.
Bainimarama says the second draw will be on Fiji Day with $51,000 in prize money in recognition of Fiji’s 51st anniversary of independence.
“As I’ve said before, the ultimate prize in this vaccine lottery isn’t cash — it is the lives that we’ll save and the sense of normalcy that can be restored for all of us.“
The Prime Minister also says that Fiji is on pace to fully vaccinate over 95 percent of eligible adults which will make us one of the world’s most-vaccinated nations.
He thanked the more than 558,000 Fijians who have come forward to receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
He adds the overwhelming scientific evidence backing the safety and efficacy of vaccines gives everyone a good reason to be vaccinated.