Organization Will Reward One Lucky Person $10,000 For Wearing a Face Mask in Public

July 17, 2020
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    You could win $10,000 simply by wearing a mask in public in New Orleans.

    The Krewe of Red Beans, a local community organization, has teamed up with the city to promote the sweepstakes in an effort to encourage compliance with the mask mandate.

    "The Mask-up sweepstakes is a two-week contest which will give away $10,000 to a lucky mask-wearing citizen of New Orleans," the website notes.

    Volunteers will venture out into various neighborhoods awarding each mask wearer they see with one of the 2,000 raffle tickets. The scouting will happen from July 20th to August 3rd, so the website urges to wear a mask during that time if you want your shot at winning the money.

    "This gives us an opportunity to celebrate our community members who are doing the right thing," they added.

    The grand prize winner will be announced on August 4.

    The Mask-up Sweepstakes will also be giving out masks to those who do not have them.

    Mayor LaToya Cantrell allegedly commented, "Show the mask, they’ll show the money! Want to win $10,000? Wear a mask in public!"

    Earlier this week, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards issued a statewide mask mandate, which went into effect on July 13th.

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