A farmworker from Kriel in Mpumalanga and a hospital clerk from Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal have won a R100,000 each in the first draw for individuals who have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Twenty other people have also received prizes of R10,000 and 164 people across South Africa each received shopping vouchers worth R1,000.
The draw, supported by donors and managed by the DG Murray Trust, is open to anyone who has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, or who goes for vaccination before the end of the year.
A total of R2 million will be won and the final draw will take place on 25 January 2022 to give enough time for all paper records to be included in the records.
Dr.David Harrison, CEO of the DG Murray Trust said they are delighted to be able to give the prize-winners extra cheer this festive season.
“This lucky draw is a way of thanking ordinary South Africans who have come forward to protect themselves and their loved ones, and in so doing are contributing to the recovery of our country.”
The lucky draw is one of a number of incentives endorsed by the Health Department which also include Vooma Vouchers for people aged 50 years and older.
Globally incentives have been shown to increase vaccination rates, albeit modestly.