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West Virginia is giving away rifles, shotguns and Ford F-150 pickup trucks to motivate residents to get the experimental Covid mRNA injections.

According to published reports, about 40% of the state's residents have received the mRNA vaccine. Only 33% are fully vaccinated.

West Virginia plans to offer prizes, such as cash, including a $1 million jackpot, F-150 trucks, shotguns, AR-15 rifles, and other perks if residents roll up their sleeves.

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Gov. Jim Justice previously offered free Shake Shack fries and measly million-dollar lotteries to boost vaccine participation. But, so far, it hasn't worked.

"I said it before, but I can't stand to have Ohio get ahead of us on anything," he said. "There are going to be so many wonderful prizes that you can win, it will blow you away."

According to the CDC, as of Wednesday, nearly 51% of adults in the U.S. had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 41% were fully vaccinated.

West Virginia ranks 43rd of the U.S. states in vaccinations. Neighboring Ohio ranks 32nd.

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The Ohio Lottery is giving 5 lucky people $1 million each in one lump sum -- but there's a catch.

In order to increase the state's lagging vaccination rate, Ohio is giving 5 people $1 million each in return for getting vaccinated as part of a weekly lottery program.

While some states offer sports tickets and other perks to get the vaccine, Ohio is the first state to offer $1 million as part of a vaccination program.

The legality of the vaccination campaign is raising questions, since the state plans to use federal coronavirus relief funds to pay the Ohio Lottery to conduct the weekly drawings.

The first of five weekly drawings will be held on May 26, according to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican.

"I know that some may say, 'DeWine, you're crazy!'" he tweeted on Wednesday. "'This million-dollar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money.' But truly, the real waste at this point in the pandemic — when the vaccine is readily available to anyone who wants it — is a life lost to COVID-19."

The reaction on social media was mixed. Some people say $1 million is better than the perks offered by other states to take the experimental mRNA vaccines.

Representative Jim Jordan, Republican of Ohio, criticized the $1 million giveaway on Wednesday.

"We've gone from 15 days to slow the spread to $1 million if you get the #COVID19 vaccine. Give me a break," Jordan tweeted.

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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have teamed up with Ca$h App to give away $1 million in Twitter's biggest-ever cash prize.

The rap duo, who recently topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart with their new single "WAP," announced the giveaway on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

The ladies asked their Twitter followers to post their #Cashtags to get part of the $1 million, which is exclusively for women.

"To all everyone supporting #WAP we see you!! we're partnering with Twitter and Cash App to celebrate all the powerful women out there by giving away a total of $1 million dollars," Megan said.

Women who tweet #WAPParty along with their $Cashtag will have a chance to receive a portion of the money through Cash App.

Fans who received cash in $500 increments thanked Cardi and Megan on Twitter.com.

Cardi and Megan have come under fire over the raunchy track and its provocative video, featuring an array of famous faces including Normani, Rosalia, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, Mulatto, and Kylie Jenner playing fancy whores in a virtual mansion that features butt sculptures, breast fountains, tigers, snakes and leopards.

Although some have slammed it as degrading for sexualizing women, the stars insist the hedonistic song promotes female empowerment.

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