CHICAGO (CBS) — It could soon pay to get your COVID vaccine if you’re an Illinois resident.
The state budget plan passed by the Illinois General Assembly sets aside money for Illinois to create a vaccine lottery, like Vax-a-Million in Ohio.READ MORE: DuSable Museum Reopens On Juneteenth, Unveils New Touring 'Blank Slate Monument' Sculpture
It’s meant to encourage people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. A week after Ohio announced its vaccine lottery, vaccination rates jumped 28% for those 16 and older.READ MORE: Juneteenth Brings Joyous And Hopeful Celebrations And Commemorations To Chicago
According to published reports, Illinois set aside $7 million in prize money for a vaccine lottery, and $3 million in scholarships for minors who get vaccinated.MORE NEWS: Woman Dead After Being Stabbed On South Wacker Drive Downtown