The effort to administer COVID-19 vaccines and end the health crisis has made significant strides as more residents have become vaccinated. To reward those who have been vaccinated, and encourage others to get vaccinations, the State of Maryland is giving out awards to vaccinated individuals each day between now and July 4, with a major prize of $400,000 being awarded on Independence Day.
Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Lottery and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) have launched the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion, which will award a total of $2 million in cash prizes to 41 Maryland residents who have been vaccinated.
Daily drawings began Tuesday, with a $40,000 winner chosen each day. Maryland residents 18 and older who have received a COVID-19 vaccination in Maryland at any time are eligible to win. No registration or entry is needed.
The VaxCash Promotion wraps up on the Fourth of July when a final drawing will award one winner a grand prize of $400,000.
Each Maryland resident age 18 or older who has been vaccinated in Maryland will be randomly assigned a number in a secure system maintained by MDH, which serves as the custodian of Maryland’s vaccination records. Separately, the Lottery will use a random number generator to select a winning number each day from the total number of people who have been vaccinated.
MDH will notify the winners, who must provide written consent of their willingness to accept the prize. The Lottery will contact the winners with instructions on how to claim prizes. Winners will be permitted to remain anonymous, but will be encouraged to share their stories.
Prizes will be paid directly from the Lottery’s marketing budget, and will not diminish the Lottery’s contribution to the Maryland General Fund.
For more information, go to mdlottery.com.