An Australian woman is $1 million richer after getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. Millions of Australians have responded to the government’s call to get vaccinated, and all of them had the chance to enter a draw for a life-changing prize.
Australian woman wins $1 million just for getting vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus
One million dollars was on offer to any Australian who took the plunge and the winner was announced at the weekend. Joanne Zhu was crowned the winner of the jackpot and was presented with a large check showing her incredible reward.
The prize was created by a group of philanthropists and businesses in a bid to get more Australians vaccinated.
Nearly three million people signed up for the Million Dollar Vaccination Alliance, but it was 25-year-old Zhu who got the all-important call.
Oddly, he missed the first call to tell him he had won because he was at work.
“Then I called them back and he said, “Oh, you’ve won $1 million! You’re the only one in Australia,'” she told Channel 9.
Ms. Zhu also revealed what she plans to do with the money.
“I want to fly my family from China first class and put them up in a five-star hotel for Chinese New Year, if the borders are open.
“I will buy gifts for my family and invest the rest of the money so I can earn more money in the future and to help people if they need it.”
In addition to the $1 million cash prize, the Million Dollar Vax initiative also gave out 100 gift cards loaded with $1,000 to spend.
The cards were handed out throughout October, so if you didn’t get the call, unfortunately you didn’t win.
The campaign has helped more than 80% of Australians get vaccinated against the coronavirus.