Two $40,000 VaxCash Prizes Claimed Today

Three drawings remain including $400,000 grand prize on July 4

A Bowie woman and a Baltimore City man are the latest winners to claim a $40,000 prize in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion

The Bowie winner was selected in the June 23 drawing. She was shocked when she received the phone call from the Maryland Department of Health informing her of the win.

“I couldn’t believe it,” the excited winner told Lottery officials. “I almost deleted the message thinking it wasn’t real, but then I listened to it over and over again.”

The Baltimore City resident was selected in the June 26 drawing.

“I felt so lucky to get vaccinated even before this win,” he said.

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.