BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A Dundalk resident has won $500,000 as part of VaxCash 2.0, the state’s vaccine lottery to encourage booster shots, the Maryland Lottery announced Tuesday.
Governor Larry Hogan announced 2 million dollar lottery last week.
– Maryland Lottery (@MDLottery) February 15, 2022
As the condition continues to emerge from the rise in cases fueled by the Omicron variant, Hogan said booster shots are more important than ever.
“All the data show that the protection fades over time and so nobody should consider themselves fully protected unless you’ve had a booster shot,” he said.
Additional draws will be held once a week for the next 10 weeks with a $50,000 prize pool. On the 12th and final week, the raffle closes with a draw for the grand prize of $1 million.
Everyone 18 years of age and older who received all of their doses of vaccine and one booster shot in Maryland is eligible to participate in the drawings.
Like previous lotteries to encourage vaccination, lottery officials are using a random number generator to pick winners.
Last May, the state awarded $40,000 prize over the course of 40 daysculminating in a massive $400,000 prize draw on July 4th to encourage vaccinations.
In July, bang awarded a college scholarship of $50,000 up to 20 Marylanders between the ages of 12 and 17 have been immunized.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/02/15/dundalk-resident-wins-500k-in-booster-shot-lottery/ Dundalk Resident Wins $500K in Boosted Shot Lottery – CBS Baltimore