Anyone who gets vaccinated at select state-run vaccination sites in New York next week will receive a lottery scratch ticket with prizes potentially worth millions, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo tries to boost slowing vaccination rates.
The pilot program will offer prizes from $20 up to $5 million and run from Monday, May 24 to Friday, May 28 at 10 state-run sites.
The governor said there’s a one in nine chance of winning a scratch ticket prize in New York, which is joining other states, including Ohio, with similar lottery incentives. Only residents 18 and older are eligible.
New York also plans to set up pop-up vaccination sites at seven airports across the state for U.S. residents, including airport workers. （AP）
scratch：動詞，指抓、搔、擦、劃、使退賽、取消原計畫。例句：They scratched the horse from the race because he had become lame.（這匹馬因為跛了腳，他們讓牠退出比賽。）
boost：動詞，指改善、提高、增強、推動。例句：Passing the driving test was such a boost to her confidence.（通過駕駛執照考試讓她信心大增。）
pop-up：形容詞，指機器或圖書等有部分構造可從內向外推出的、在臨時地點快速設置，只短期運作的（商店和餐館等）。pop up為片語動詞，指突然出現、突然發生。例句：He is popping up everywhere.（他到處露臉。）