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N.Y. Offers Lottery Tickets; EU Backs Certificates: Virus Update

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New York state will offer $20 scratch-off lottery tickets as a vaccine incentive, with a maximum payout of $5 million. Maryland residents who get vaccinated can compete for $2 million in prize money.

The European Union moved forward with a plan for EU-wide vaccination certificates, boosting chances of a summer tourism rebound. Moderna Inc. has begun exporting U.S.-produced Covid-19 vaccines to other countries as domestic demand wanes.