Awarding $40,000 each day to vaccinated Marylanders. Grand prize $400,000.

Vax and you’re in.

The Maryland Lottery $2 Million VaxCash Promotion is a public outreach campaign consisting of a series of statewide drawings to help raise awareness and increase the number of Marylanders that are vaccinated for COVID-19.

Any Maryland resident 18 years old and above who has been vaccinated in Maryland is automatically registered for a chance to win each day of the promotion. It doesn’t matter when you were vaccinated; as soon as you are vaccinated, you are eligible to win until the promotion ends on July 4th, 2021.

Official Rules

$2 million in prizes.

Starting May 25th, one $40,000 winner will be randomly selected every day for 40 consecutive days. On July 4th, one lucky vaccinated Marylander will be randomly selected to receive $400,000!

Everybody wins.

Marylanders who have been vaccinated and those that choose to during the promotion period are already winning by protecting themselves, their loved ones and their communities against COVID-19. And during the promotion, they can also win big bucks! GoVAX. Lets end COVID, Maryland.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion?

To incentivize Marylanders to get the COVID-19 vaccination, the Maryland Lottery will award one vaccinated person per day a $40,000 prize every day from May 25 through July 3. And on July 4, a final drawing will be held to award one vaccinated person a $400,000 prize.

How do I enter?

Entry is simple: If you used a Maryland mailing address when you registered for your vaccination, you are at least 18 years old, and you received at least one vaccination for COVID-19 at a site in Maryland, other than a Federally operated site, you are automatically entered. There are no extra steps.

The Federal government will not provide the Maryland Department of Health with a list of Marylanders who were vaccinated at Federal facilities, so these individuals are not eligible. It is not possible for individuals to submit their records to the Maryland Department of Health.

CVS and Walgreens stores received Federal funds to implement their COVID-19 vaccination programs, but the Maryland Department of Health does obtain vaccination records from both. If you received at least one shot at a CVS or Walgreens in Maryland, you are entered in the drawings.

Certain employees of the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Lottery, as well as certain vendor employees are not eligible. See official rules for details.

What if I am already vaccinated? Am I still eligible?

Yes. Maryland residents who have received at least one vaccination for COVID-19 administered at a non-Federal facility in Maryland at any time are eligible.

Can my kids enter?

Winners must be at least 18 years of age.

How will you conduct the drawings?

The drawings will be conducted using a random number generator – a computer program that will randomly select a number from within the range of those provided to the Maryland Lottery by the Maryland Department of Health. The Maryland Lottery will not have anyone’s name. We’ll be drawing numbers only.

How will I be notified if I won?

Winners will first receive a notification from the Maryland Department of Health, which will make multiple attempts to reach each winner by phone and email.

The Maryland Department of Health will send each winner a “$2 Million VaxCash Promotion Authorization Form” that will allow the Maryland Department of Health to release information to the Maryland Lottery. Winners must sign and return the authorization form to the Maryland Department of Health in order to accept the prize. By signing and returning the form, winners will give the Maryland Department of Health consent to provide their names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses to the Maryland Lottery so that the Lottery can contact winners to guide them through the claims process.

How will the Lottery know that I have been vaccinated? How is my personal data being protected?

The Maryland Department of Health maintains the records and personal data of those who have had COVID-19 vaccinations administered at non-Federal facilities in Maryland within a secure computer system. The Maryland Lottery has no access to that system.

The Maryland Department of Health will randomly assign a number to each person for the purposes of this promotion. Each day, the Maryland Department of Health will report to the Maryland Lottery the total number of Maryland residents 18 or older who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination administered in Maryland that was received and accepted as valid in the Immunization Information System, ImmuNet. This report will not include anyone’s identity or other personal information.

The Maryland Lottery will use a random number generator to draw a winning number each day from within the range provided by the Maryland Department of Health. The Maryland Department of Health will then make the initial contact with winners. The Maryland Lottery will only receive the winners’ names and contact information after they have signed and returned their “$2 Million VaxCash Promotion Authorization Form” to the Maryland Department of Health.

The Maryland Lottery will then guide the winners through its standard prize claiming process, which requires each winner to provide a copy of their Social Security Number, a valid photo ID, and a signed Maryland Lottery claim form. Prizes can be claimed by mail or in person, by appointment only at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.

Can I remain anonymous if I win?

The winners of this promotion will be permitted to remain anonymous. For winners from larger towns with populations of 20,000 or more, the location of the winners’ hometowns will be published. For winners from smaller towns, only the winners’ home counties will be published.

What if I was vaccinated at a Federal facility in Maryland? What if I was vaccinated out of state?

The Federal government will not provide the Maryland Department of Health with a list of Marylanders who were vaccinated at Federal facilities. The Maryland Department of Health’s ImmuNet system also does not include records of Marylanders who were vaccinated in other states. For that reason, individuals vaccinated at Federal facilities or in other states are not eligible. Only individuals whose records are contained in the Maryland Department of Health’s ImmuNet system are eligible. The system only includes records for individuals who were vaccinated at non-Federal facilities in Maryland.

The vaccination clinics in Maryland being operated by or supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are NOT federal facilities. FEMA-supported locations (the Greenbelt Metro Station, Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf and the FEMA Mobile Vaccination Units that are criss-crossing Maryland) are supporting state and local vaccination efforts. Records from these vaccination sites are being entered into the Maryland Department of Health’s ImmuNet system. Anyone vaccinated at these sites is eligible for the drawings.

Do I have to pay taxes on my winnings?

For tax purposes, the prize will be treated like any other Maryland Lottery prize. For all prizes larger than $5,000, taxes are automatically deducted (24% for federal tax and 8.95% for Maryland resident state tax). Outstanding obligations to state and child support arrears will be deducted from the prizes if winners owe any such debts. The Maryland Lottery encourages the winners of all large prizes to consider speaking with a qualified tax professional.

Is there a deadline to participate in the drawings?

The last drawing of the promotion will be held on July 4, 2021. You must be vaccinated, and a record of your vaccination must be received and accepted as valid in the State of Maryland’s Immunization Information System, ImmuNet, by 11:59:59 p.m. on July 3, 2021 to be eligible.

If I had more than one COVID-19 shot, do I have more than one chance to win? Can I win more than once?

No. Each Maryland resident who has had at least one COVID-19 vaccination administered at non-Federal facilities in Maryland will be listed in the Maryland Department of Health’s system only once, and is included in every drawing thereafter. But each person is only eligible to win once.

What if I don’t want to participate in the drawings?

Winners who do not wish to accept the prize may decline when they are contacted by the Maryland Department of Health.

Where is the money coming from to pay for this promotion? Will it affect education funding?

The prize money will be paid from the Maryland Lottery’s Marketing Fund, which is used for advertising and promotions. The money has already been allocated to the Maryland Lottery for that purpose, and the VaxCash Promotion will not reduce the amount of the Maryland Lottery’s contributions to public schools and other state programs.

$2 Million VaxCash Promotion – Location of Daily Winners*

25

Baltimore County, MD


Prize: $40,000

26

Baltimore City, MD


Prize: $40,000

27

Towson, MD


Prize: $40,000

28

Glen Burnie, MD


Prize: $40,000

29

North Potomac, MD


Prize: $40,000

30

Upper Marlboro, MD


Prize: $40,000

31

Carroll County, MD


Prize: $40,000

1

Silver Spring, MD


Prize: $40,000

2

Cecil County, MD


Prize: $40,000

3

Clarksburg, MD


Prize: $40,000

4

Elkridge, MD


Prize: $40,000

5

Towson, MD


Prize: $40,000

6

Charles County, MD


Prize: $40,000

7

Montgomery County, MD


Prize: $40,000

8

Essex, MD


Prize: $40,000

9

Prince George’s County, MD


Prize: $40,000

10

Clinton, MD


Prize: $40,000

11

Potomac, MD


Prize: $40,000

12

Annapolis, MD


Prize: $40,000

13

Harford County, MD


Prize: $40,000

14

Prince George’s County, MD


Prize: $40,000

15

Bethesda, MD


Prize: $40,000

16

Cecil County, MD


Prize: $40,000

17

Charles County, MD


Prize: $40,000

18

Annapolis, MD


Prize: $40,000

19

Frederick, MD


Prize: $40,000

20

Location


Prize: $40,000

21

Location


Prize: $40,000

22

Location


Prize: $40,000

23

Location


Prize: $40,000

24

Location


Prize: $40,000

25

Location


Prize: $40,000

26

Location


Prize: $40,000

27

Location


Prize: $40,000

28

Location


Prize: $40,000

29

Location


Prize: $40,000

30

Location


Prize: $40,000

1

Location


Prize: $40,000

2

Location


Prize: $40,000

3

Location


Prize: $40,000

4

Location


Grand Prize: $400,000

*Winners’ locations are subject to change pending confirmation of eligibility and validation. Should the original winner chosen not be eligible, the calendar will be updated to reflect the location of the alternate winner. Winners will remain anonymous unless they give the Maryland Lottery written consent for publicity.

Get winning news!

Be the first to find out about all of our best promotions, chances to win, and the latest information.