One vaccinated winner to receive $1 for every person vaccinated in Maine by July 4, which means the more people vaccinated, the higher the grand prize
If drawn today, the total prize would be $876,655
Governor Janet Mills today announced a statewide program to encourage Maine people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The sweepstakes will reward one vaccinated winner with $1 for every person vaccinated in Maine by the Fourth of July.
The cash winnings increase by $1 for every Maine resident who receives at least one dose, as reported on the U.S. CDC vaccination tracker: the more people vaccinated, the higher the prize. The final prize amount will be determined by the number of Maine residents who have gotten a vaccine as of 6:00 a.m. EST on July 4, 2021. If the drawing were held today, the prize amount would total $876,655.
Residents age 12 and older who have received at least one dose of a Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Maine since December 15, 2020, may enter for a chance to win the prize. Registration is required and the deadline to get vaccinated and submit an entry is 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2021. Entries are now being accepted online or by calling the Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111. Governor Mills will announce the winner and the prize amount on the afternoon of the Fourth of July.
“Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community against COVID-19,” said Jeanne Lambrew, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
“Maine is already known as Vacationland, but to ensure that everyone can get together safely this summer, we also have to become Vaccinationland,” said Nirav D. Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “There’s no better time to get vaccinated if you haven’t already.”
As of June 15, 74 percent of Maine people age 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the U.S. CDC vaccination tracker. Maine ranks third among states in the percent of eligible residents who are fully vaccinated.
Entry into the sweepstakes requires providing your name, date of birth, email address, phone number, home address, and the name and location of the place that provided your COVID-19 vaccine. Entry for children between the ages of 12 and 17 also requires a parent or guardian’s name, email address, and phone number.
The winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries, using a process that mirrors that used by the Maine State Lottery. Potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and agreement to comply with the official rules.
COVID-19 vaccinations remain widely available at community vaccination centers and local pharmacies. To find a vaccination site near you, visit the State’s vaccination website or call the Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111.