How To Make Sure You’re Entered In The $116 Million California Vaccine Lottery

Updated: Jun 03, 2021 09:02
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California is awarding $1.5 million apiece to 10 lucky Californians who’ve gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. The cash drawings start this Friday, June 4, where 15 vaccinated Californians will win $50,000 apiece. Then next Friday, June 11, shit gets real real when another 10 Californians win $1.5 million each, as the Vax for the Win program takes its biggest shot that night. How can you make sure you are entered in the California vaccine lottery?

Unlike other states’ vaccination lotteries, all vaccinated Caifornians are automatically registered to win. “You don’t have to register to do this as is the case in other states,” Newsom said last week in his announcement. “You’re automatically registered.”

If you have not yet been vaccinated, you should get vaccinated in California by Friday so you’re eligible for the first drawing. Plus there are other kick-ass prizes available to the freshly vaccinated. SFist reports that “$50 pre-paid debit cards or $50 grocery cards will be given out to the next 2 million Californians to get their first shots.”

Vaccination rates are declining, so individual state’s governors are looking for ways to increase their vaccination rates. And state vaccination lotteries absolutely do appear to be working.

Funny, a dinner at French Laundry with Gavin is not one of the prizes. That woulda been fuckin’ hilarious, Gavin! Come on, Governor Newsom, there’s still time to add that prize before the June 4 drawings for $50,000 prizes, and the June 11 drawings for $1.5 million prizes.

Good luck!

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  1. Bruce Smith
    June 3, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Those of us who got their shots as soon as possible can’t get in on this deal We are just shit outa luck.

  2. Kiran Umapathy
    June 3, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    The most ridiculous thing is Americans who were hesitant or anti-vaxx slowing down our recovery, but dangle free shit in front of them (donuts, lottery tickets) and any concerns go out the window. Whatever works though.

  3. Victor O.
    June 5, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Uh, did I miss where in the article it explained “How To Make Sure You’re Entered In The $116 Million California Vaccine Lottery.” It says we’re automatically registered, but is there some way to confirm? Some people think that those who got vaccinated early are not included in the lottery. In any event, knock it off with the clickbait headlines — the article content should align with the title.