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Vaccinated Coloradans automatically entered in $1 million drawings


COLORADO (KRDO) -- If you're vaccinated from COVID-19 in Colorado, you've got a chance of winning a million dollars, according to Gov. Jared Polis.

Polis announced a new program Tuesday with five drawings of $1 million each for vaccinated Coloradans. Polis said if you're vaccinated, you're already eligible.

Polis said similar programs have worked in other states like Ohio, which saw a "surge of interest" in COVID-19 vaccines after the state announced a lottery.

The governor says the money for the incentive is coming from unused funds that were set aside for vaccination advertising. Polis said the money would be more effective in the lottery than on traditional advertisements.

You do have to be 18 to win the prize, and it's only eligible for Colorado residents.

The first drawing is June 4, with weekly drawings after that. Winners will be contacted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

While Polis referred to the drawing as a lottery numerous times throughout Tuesday's press conference, the state clarified that the event isn't an official lottery.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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    1. It’s nothing to do with how deadly the Covid virus is.
      It’s all about how many people are still ignorant about the pandemic.
      I assume you’re not eligible . . . 🙄

      1. I wonder how – or if – they are accounting for those of us that received our vaccines on base (Ft. Carson, USAFA, etc.). I’d sure hate to miss out on this opportunity!

      2. Ignorant of what? Dr. Mullis (the inventor of PCR test they are using for testing COVID)said that his PCR test doesn’t tell you that you are sick. It just finds fragments of viruses, pieces of RNA or DNA. The test is not designed to find an actual intact virus. He also said “With PCR, if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody…[PCR] allows you to take a very miniscule amount of anything and make it measurable and then talk about it in meetings as if it is important…[PCR] doesn’t tell you that you’re sick and it doesn’t tell you that the thing you ended up with really was going to hurt you.” Even Dr. Fauci said the same thing about the test being flawed.

        Fauci said:

        “…If you get [perform the test at] a cycle threshold of 35 or more…the chances of it being replication-confident [aka accurate] are miniscule…you almost never can culture virus [detect a true positive result] from a 37 threshold cycle…even 36… you got to say it’s just dead nucleotides, period.”

        The FDA, which authorizes the PCR test for public use, recommends the test should be run up to 40 cycles. Not 35. Which means there likely wasn’t a real pandemic at least on the scale of what the “experts” and government officials are claiming. The death numbers are also inflated due to the fact that they didn’t adjust for co-morbidities and using the already flawed testing system lumped every death in with Covid. According to the CDC, 94% of people who supposedly died from Covid, had on average about 3 other diseases that could have contributed to their death.

        Your chance of being struck by lightning in your lifetime according to U.S. Weather Service is one out of 15,300 or .0065% which is about your chance of dying from Covid if your 15-44 years of age. It’s less if you are younger and more if you are older.

        Age Death % (from Covid) Living %
        0-14 0.0002% 99.9998%
        15-44 0.0069% 99.9931%
        45-64 0.0706% 99.9294%
        65-85 0.3703% 99.6297%
        Over 85 1.7501% 98.2499%

        All that to say there was absolutely no need for an experimental mRna injection to “save” people from Covid. Your body, your choice, do whatever you want but don’t frown upon those who are hesitant to believe everything the media, health or government officials say at face value.

        I pulled much of this information from: If you are interested in knowing the truth and following the science you can check this information out for yourself. Here is another article you with a video that you can share with others if they are questioning if they should or shouldn’t receive the injection.

        1. Death is not the only serious outcome of the virus in many cases. Many people surviving Covid are disabled for life.
          So far, all suspected “side effects” of the vaccines have occurred at the same incidences as in the unvaccinated population. So there’s no evidence that the vaccines themselves are causing any of them.

      3. “It’s nothing to do with how deadly the Covid virus is.
        It’s all about how many people are still ignorant about the pandemic.”

        Umm what…? So it is not about how deadly it is but its about….. what ignorant people are not getting the shot? So the point is to get the shot and not about how deadly, or not deadly their virus is?

        That is a dangerous statement. I suppose you subscribe to eugenics also? Just do it because they say it is needed in society? No personal choice. Its my body and it should be my choice. Being enticed to get the shot by being in a 1 million dollar lottery is ethically wrong.
        Like Dark Kent says below that is exactly how this group of people called National Socialists and national purests gained power in Germany. We know them today as the Nazi party.

        1. It’s ignorance about not trusting the real experts in the field, but instead relying on hearsay from biased websites and sales pitches from snake oil salespeople.
          And as I said before, you’ve been listening to the disgusting rhetoric from GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

  1. This is nothing more than a thank you for participating in their social experiment. The government now knows who will blindly follow what the government says. The people that got the shot will be the first ones loaded into the boxcar.

    1. You’ve obviously been listening to GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s recent remarks. Shows how ignorant you really are.

      1. It’s actually not ignorant. Hitler and Goebbels spread lies about the Jews being vessels of disease and that was the pretext to justify “quarantining” them in the ghettos and making them wear gold stars so they would be identifiable when they went out so people could know who to avoid. Just like the CDC and governors in certain states are trying to say the vaccinated people are clean and therefore have no need to wear a mask. They dehumanized them by calling them animals and less than human, just like the people who bought into the Covid hysteria call those who refuse to mask up or fall in line with these tyrannical mandates “grandma killers”, “super spreaders” or “parasites” . There are many who wouldn’t hesitate to round up non-vaxxers and have them thrown in camps if it “keeps them safe” or makes them feel safe. You already see some calling for them to not be able to go to grocery stores or have jobs for not getting the injection.

    2. Trump has been right about this scamdemic from the jump. He told us it was a lab leak, he told us about Ivermectin, HCQ Vitamins C,D and Zinc as treatments that are extremely cheap and effective, he said the mask don’t work. How many people have died due to the negligent media reports and state officials that lied about HCQ and Ivermectin. These same people are now pushing this experimental chemical injection on the masses, how many will die from this injection? These people need to be held responsible.

      1. I’m sorry you really seem to believe all that crap from Trump. He was the one who delayed doing anything about the Pandemic in our country, having just dismantled the infrastructure set up by President Obama to handle such a possibility. That set our country back by many months.

  2. It is ethically wrong to try to convince people into getting a medical procedure/shot they don’t want with a lottery or money. Especially government money! Next stop here comes the re-birth of Eugenics. So we don’t think you should have kid, we will pay you to get sterilized (or require you). Not very good.

  3. There’s another angle to this that is pretty funny. The government awards one million dollars. Colorado taxes winnings at 4% and the federal government immediately withholds 25%. Whoever wins has to pay at least $290,000.00 in taxes, and depending on how the money pushes the recipient into a higher tax bracket, the winner could pay much more.

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