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Vaccination lottery: Vaccinated people can now win a house in Austria


In Austria the incidence is now 1,110.2. Now there is an additional motivation to get vaccinated: Vaccinated people can win a house.

In Austria the incidence is now 1,110.2.

Now there is an additional motivation to get vaccinated: Vaccinated people can win a house.

Vienna - Not only Germany, but also other German-speaking countries such as Austria and Switzerland tend to be at the bottom of Europe when it comes to willingness to be vaccinated.

The possibility of protecting yourself from a deadly virus does not seem convincing enough for many - a sausage roll, on the other hand, does *.

In Austria, vaccinated people can now win a house and some opponents of vaccination do not want to miss that.

Vaccinated can win the house: These vaccination lotteries are currently running in Austria

On Sunday, the TV broadcaster

ORF started

an Austria-wide vaccination lottery, in which vaccinated people can win a house.

The 1,000 non-cash prizes include a prefabricated family house, an electric car, kitchen equipment and smart TVs.

All persons over the age of 18 living in Austria who have been or will be vaccinated against Corona between October 1st and December 20th are eligible.

People with a first, two or third vaccination can participate.

Participants do not initially have to provide proof of vaccination.

The vaccination is only checked in the event of a win.

The lottery should create "additional motivation for those willing to vaccinate," said


General Director

Alexander Wrabetz.

At the same time, she is "a big thank you to everyone who has already been vaccinated or boosted".

At Christmas, the broadcaster announces the lucky winners as part of the program “Licht ins Dunkel” on



The idea of ​​the vaccination lottery is not new in Austria - Upper Austria and Burgenland are pioneers.


Vaccination lottery in Austria: The governor of Upper Austria Thomas Stelzer (ÖVP), presents the campaign “Vaccine wins” at a press conference.

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Anyone who lives in Upper Austria currently has double the chances of winning.


a lottery is

not only




, people who have been vaccinated can also win 1200 prizes in the federal state of Upper Austria.

Among other things, the BMW i3 e-car, a Husqvarna motorcycle, electronics and more.

On November 15th alone, the first day of the Upper Austrian vaccination lottery, there were 25,000 registrations.

The campaign runs until January 14, 2022.

Alongside Salzburg, Upper Austria is currently hardest hit by the corona pandemic, both of them being the first nationwide to announce a lockdown in the fourth wave.

While the seven-day incidence in Germany is just scratching the 400 mark, there are currently 1,673.4 corona cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the state of Upper Austria.

Successful vaccination lottery in Burgenland: vaccination rate rises to 81 percent

A campaign in the Austrian state of Burgenland, which is popular both at home and abroad as a holiday and wine region, shows what a vaccination lottery can bring. Burgenland was the first federal state to come up with a vaccination lottery as a campaign to increase the willingness to vaccinate. There were 1,000 prizes to be won, including three cars, 15 e-bikes, vouchers for restaurants, hotels, wellness, culture and much more. The campaign started on September 11th with the aim of getting 10,000 additional first vaccinations. Less than two months later, on November 3rd, Burgenland had already reached the target mark and was thus able to motivate some vaccine skeptics.

The doctor Adela Polickova noticed an increase in the vaccination demand when the vaccination lottery began: "I do believe that that was an inspiration for many people that they decided to have the vaccination after all," Polickova told



With the campaign, the federal state achieved the highest vaccination quota in Austria: 81 percent in the vaccinable population (all over twelve years) and 73 percent in the total population.

For comparison: across Austria, 66.1 percent of the total population are currently vaccinated.

At the same time, Burgenland currently has the lowest incidence after Vienna.


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Source: merkur

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