VaxCash win comes as surprise for retiree
A Harford County retiree is the latest winner to claim a $40,000 prize in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion. The 71-year-old woman, selected in the June 21 drawing, became eligible after receiving her COVID-19 vaccination early this year.
The lucky winner said she and her husband scheduled their appointments together, as they both were concerned about how the virus was affecting people their age. When their age group became eligible, they scheduled an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Harford County winner said she was surprised and delighted to win a prize just for getting vaccinated. At this time, she said she has no immediate plans for the prize money.
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.
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.