WATCH: Gov. Polis Announces Colorado’s Final $1 Million Vaccine Drawing Winner

· Jul. 7, 2021, 11:46 am
Governor Jared PolisGovernor Jared PolisDavid Zalubowski/AP
Gov. Jared Polis makes a point during an update on the state's efforts to vaccinate residents against the coronavirus during a news conference, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Denver.

Update: The announcement has changed to 2:45 p.m.

Gov. Jared Polis announced the fifth and final $1 million winner of Colorado's Comeback Cash Vaccine Drawing on Wednesday, July 7 at 2:45 p.m. He also announced the final five teens who were awarded scholarships as part of the state's effort to encourage vaccinations among teens.

With the end of the state's effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations by offering the $1 million weekly prizes, one question remains: Did it work?

The other winners were announced over the last several weeks, including the fourth winner announced on June 25 along with five teen vaccine scholarship winners.

Colorado has also began calling almost 500,000 unvaccinated people to encourage them to set up an appointment for a free COVID-19 shot.

Note: The Governor's briefings don't always start on time.

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