Over 2.1 million register for Polish vaccine lottery

Registration can be done by internet through the Internet Patient Account or by phoning an information line. Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

So far more than 2.1 million people have registered for the National Vaccination Programme Lottery, which was launched on July 1, the state-owned lottery company announced on Tuesday.

Totalizator Sportowy's press office also said that instant prizes of PLN 500 (EUR 109.19) and PLN 200 (EUR 43.67) had been won by over 4,200 players.

The vaccine lottery is one of the incentives for people to get vaccinated against Covid-19. People can take part if they are over 18 years of age, have undergone the entire vaccination procedure and have registered for the lottery by September 30. Registration can be done by internet through the Internet Patient Account or by phoning an information line.

"So far over 2.1 million people have registered for the lottery and over 4,200 participants have won instant prizes (to the tune of PLN 500 and PLN 200)," Totalizator Sportowy's press office wrote. "These people were informed of their wins by an SMS sent by Totalizator Sportowy."

The lottery organiser added that winners received an SMS (text message) from bank PKO BP containing a code, the payout amount and a code validity deadline. Winners can receive their prizes from bank machines or at bank branches.

Totalizator Sportowy also pointed out that on Wednesday, July 14, participants can take part in the first weekly draw with five prizes of PLN 50,000 (EUR 10,925) and 60 electric scooters to be won. The same prizes will be available for the next 11 weekly draws.