Essex Woman Claims $40,000 VaxCash Promotion Prize

Twenty-four $40,000 prizes and one $400,000 prize still to be awarded 

An anonymous Essex woman visited Lottery Headquarters on June 9, one day after learning she was a $40,000 winner from the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion. The excited winner was randomly selected in the June 8 drawing.

The winner told Lottery officials that the win came a perfect time. She plans on using the money toward her upcoming wedding, and braces for one of her children.

The VaxCash Promotion, announced by Governor Hogan on May 20, is a collaboration of the Maryland Lottery and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), 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 the Maryland at any time are automatically entered into daily drawings being held from May 25 through July 4.

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.