Tioga Downs casino is offering vaccinated people the chance to collectively win $35,000.
The owner wants to show the public how important the vaccine is and how hard the casino worked to reopen after the pandemic closed it down.
In an attempt to increase the vaccination rate in the Southern Tier, 11 lucky people will win the money by showing their proof of vaccination at the rewards club desk and dropping their name into the barrel.
One person will win $10,000 and the rest will win $2,500.
In order to win, people must be present during the drawing.
To collect winnings, the person must show their federally issued ID.
The drawing takes place at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4.
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