City resident claims prize from June 28 drawing
An anonymous Baltimore City man is the latest winner to claim a $40,000 prize in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion. The lucky Charm City resident, who was selected in the June 28 drawing, was still smiling at the unexpected nature of winning a prize just for becoming vaccinated.
The winner told Lottery officials that he received his first vaccine after talking with colleagues and friends. He had no idea that his decision to get vaccinated would later result in a large $40,000 Lottery prize.
“I didn’t expect it,” explained the winner.
The VaxCash Promotion, announced by Governor Larry Hogan on May 20, is a collaboration of the Maryland Lottery and the Maryland Department of Health, aimed at incentivizing Marylanders who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccinations while rewarding those who have. All Maryland residents 18 and older who have received a COVID-19 shot at a non-Federal facility in Maryland at any time are automatically entered into daily drawings being held from May 25 through July 4. Beginning with the June 27 drawing, any Maryland resident 18 or older who was vaccinated at a Veterans Affairs (VA) facility located in Maryland is also eligible.
Each day through July 3, one winner will receive a $40,000 prize, and the promotion culminates on the Fourth of July when one winner will receive a $400,000 prize.