Jefferson County has announced six of the 11 winners for its $10,000 COVID vaccination lottery.
- Jonathan Gandy – Madras
- Bergan Spring – Madras
- James Manion – Madras
- Steven Smith – Culver
- Joseph Martinez – Warm Springs
- April Lepin – Madras
County Commissioners in late May agreed to offer 11 $10,000 prizes for Jefferson County residents who’ve received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.
Eight people would win $10,000 cash and three residents under 18-years-old would win $10,000 in the form of Oregon College Savings Plan accounts.
The rest of the winners will be announced soon, said County Administrator Jeff Rasmussen.
The county received $220,426 in CARES Act funding it could spend one of three ways: provide the vaccine at a clinic, incentivize getting the shot, or provide transportation to a clinic.
Grant funding was already available for vaccine availability and transportation…so the county gave away the money as an incentive.
To date, nearly 55% of eligible adults in Jefferson County have been vaccinated.