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North Carolina is following the lead of a few other states to try and up the number of people getting COVID-19 vaccinations. Today Gov. Roy Cooper announced that the state will launch cash drawings for residents of the state who have gotten their COVID-19 vaccine.

Over the next three months, four people will win $1 million each for being North Carolinians who have gotten at least one vaccine. North Carolinians 18 and over who receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings for a chance to win a $1 million cash prize. Kids between the ages of 12 and 17 who receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered into four drawings to win $125,000 towards post-secondary education.

The $4 Million Summer Cash and Summer Cash 4 College Drawings will run from June 23 through Aug. 4. All North Carolina residents 12 and older who have been vaccinated with at least one dose are eligible. Some restrictions apply.

If you’re vaccinated on or after  June 10, you’ll be entered twice for each drawing, increasing the chance of winning for the newly vaccinated. Drawings will take place every other week on Wednesdays with the first drawing on June 23. New entries will close at midnight on the Sunday prior to the Wednesday drawing. Winners will be verified and then announced.