Gov. Baker Announces Vaccine Lottery For Massachusetts Residents


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday a vaccine lottery program that will award cash prizes to fully-vaccinated residents. The program is part of the state's push to get more residents vaccinated.

The Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway will award five fully-vaccinated adults with a $1 million cash prize. Fully-residents between the ages of 12-17 will also have the chance to win one of five $300,000 college scholarships.

Eligible residents can enter to win starting on July 1. Drawings will be held once a week, starting the week of Monday, July 26 and will last through the week ending Friday August, 27.

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"The Commonwealth leads the nation in vaccinating our residents, with almost four million people fully vaccinated, and our goal remains ensuring everyone that wants a vaccine has access to one," Gov. Baker said. "The VaxMillions Giveway is one of the many ways our administration is encouraging people to get the vaccine, and we are grateful for the partnership of Treasurer Goldberg and the Mass State Lottery in developing the program."

Residents can sign up for the lottery online. However, a cell center will be available if you do not have internet access or need assistance.

For more information on the lottery, you can click here.

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