Australian woman wins $1M just for getting COVID-19 vaccine

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Australian woman wins $1M just for getting COVID-19 vaccine

An Australian woman has become a millionaire after winning the country’s vaccine lottery prize.

Joanne Zhu, 25, was among almost three million Australians who were in the draw for the AU$1m (£550,000) cash prize just for receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the money was put up by a group of philanthropists and companies known as the Million Dollar Vax Alliance in an effort to get more Australians vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ms Zhu who is from Sydney, told Nine’s Today programme that she had been unable to take the initial call from the lottery’s organisers because she was at work.

She said when she did call them back they said “oh, you won a million dollars! You’re the only one in Australia’.”

The newly minted millionaire said she hoped vaccination rates would continue to rise so the borders could open up once again.