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COVID-19 Vaccine Lottery: Maryland VaxCash Winners

Maryland Lottery
Deidre Poore Eagan of Towson

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — According to Maryland lottery officials, 17 Marylanders are $40,000 richer due to the state’s $2 million Vax Cash promotion

The promotion is a public outreach campaign, created by Governor Larry Hogan, the Maryland Lottery and the Maryland Department of Health to increase the number of Marylanders that are vaccinated against COVID-19.


Residents 18 and over who have been vaccinated in the state are automatically entered into the drawings. 


The promotion began May 25 and will continue through July 4. 


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Each day though July 3, a lucky vaccinated resident has the opportunity to win $40,000. On July 4, the final drawing will be $400,000. 

Many winners have chosen to remain anonymous. 

Below are a few of the identified vaccinated winners, including a COVID-19 survivor. 

To see the full list of locations of daily winners, click here.

Baltimore native, Micarie Kemp has always been passionate about working in the media.