State to offer $116M in coronavirus vaccine prize money

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I’m Winston Gieseke, philanthropy and special sections editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, and I’m just about ready to remove my work hat and chillax. But first, here are some of today’s headlines from the Golden State.

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California to offer $116M in coronavirus vaccine prize money

Californians will be eligible for $116.5 million in prize money for getting coronavirus shots, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday, a windfall aimed at getting millions of additional Golden State residents vaccinated before the nation’s most populous state fully reopens next month.

California isn’t the first state to offer vaccine prizes, though its pot of money is the largest and so is the most valuable single prize: $1.5 million.



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