LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — And the big winner is... Johanna C. from Reno!
Johanna is the winner of the $50,000 cash prize in the third round of the Vax Nevada Days drawing. She's one of several Nevadans who won this week after getting vaccinated at any time since COVID-19 vaccines became available. Scroll down for the full list of winners mentioned tonight.
On Thursday, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the winners from a podium at the Smith Center in Las Vegas.
"Vax Nevada Days are a celebration of all that COVID-19 vaccination enables us to do — like attending live arts performances," Sisolak said to open the announcement.
"And to celebrate everyday Nevadans who are protecting themselves & helping to make community life possible again."
Sisolak stressed the importance of vaccines to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Information on the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here or by calling 1-800-401-0946.
Watch a replay of the full announcement below:
WINNERS: $5,000 tuition prize
- Peyton G. from Las Vegas
- Issis S. from Las Vegas
- Daniel O. from Sparks
- Gema M. from Las Vegas
- Jax B. from Las Vegas
- Donovan J. from North Las Vegas
- Olivia B. from Las Vegas
WINNERS: $20,000 tuition prize
- Eduardo P. from Reno
- Cali P. from Las Vegas
- and one more student not named
WINNER: $50,000 tuition prize
- Brandan B. from Las Vegas
WINNERS: $1,000 cash prize
- Vanessa A. from Las Vegas
- Ashley P. from Las Vegas
- Sara M. from Las Vegas
- Francisco R. from Las Vegas
- Cindylou K. from Carson City
- Sophia L. from Henderson
- Teresa G. from Boulder City
- Kathy B. from Las Vegas
- and two others not named
WINNERS: $25,000 cash prize
- Clay G. from Las Vegas
- Selina K. from Henderson
- Cindy N. from Henderson
- Michelle S. from Las Vegas
WINNER: $50,000 cash prize
- Johanna C. from Reno
Don't see your name on the list? There are five more weeks of winners to go.
WHAT IS VAX NEVADA DAYS?
Vax Nevada Days, a public health initiative, will dole out $5 million in cash and prizes to nearly 2,000 Nevada residents who have initiated the COVID-19 vaccine process.
Announcements will be made every Thursday from July 8 through Aug. 26, when the grand prize winner of $1 million will be announced.
To be eligible to win, Nevadans must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With drawings happening for the next six weeks, the earlier Nevadans are vaccinated, the more chances they’ll have to win.
HOW DO I ENTER TO WIN?
If you are a Nevada resident and you have received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, you are automatically entered into the drawing. No need to fill out any forms.
If you would like to check to make sure your vaccination was recorded, you can do so at the Nevada WebIZ public portal.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I'VE WON?
According to the state's website: Winners will be notified by an official representative of Immunize Nevada using the contact information within an individual’s Nevada WebIZ record. Only Immunize Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services will know the identity of the person associated with the random number that has been drawn.
Winners will not be asked to pay any fees to claim a prize. Program representatives will never ask you for your bank account number or credit card number. Nor will they ask you to send money. Any fraudulent activities or misinformation can be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more on VaxNevadaDays.org.