NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York State is offering a new incentive to get more people vaccinated.

Officials hope big bucks will help lure them to get their shot.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the initiative Thursday.

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Anyone who gets vaccinated next week at one of the state’s 10 mass vaccination sites will get a scratch-off lottery ticket for the $5 Million Mega Multiplier lotto.

The top prize is $5 million.

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