Winner of Million Dollar Vax campaign is announced
17 November 2021 at 2:02 pm
Almost three million vaccinated Australians entered a competition to become an overnight millionaire, but there could be only one winner.
A successful philanthropic venture to get more Australians vaccinated drew to a close this month, with a 25-year student from Sydney taking home the million-dollar prize.
The Million Dollar Vax campaign was created by the Million Dollar Vax Alliance, a group of Australian philanthropists and corporations who joined together to help drive the country’s vaccination rate above 80 per cent by offering a pool of prizes worth $4.1 million – including a one-off prize of a million dollars.
To be eligible to enter the competition you had to have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot before 31 October.
Joanne Zhu, a fully vaccinated student from NSW was handed her million-dollar cheque last week and said she was going to spend some of the money on spoiling her family, starting with flying them out from China, first-class.
Craig Winkler, from the Million Dollar Vax Alliance, said that everyone behind the campaign was incredibly proud of what it had achieved, and they were thrilled to have announced a winner.
“We have collectively shown what can happen when Australians get on board,” Winkler said.
“Let’s finish the job and be recognised as one of the highest vaccinated countries globally.”