In an announcement Thursday providing new details on the “Vax Nevada Days” promotion, Governor Steve Sisolak said the winners will be announced weekly every Thursday for eight weeks starting July 8.
People previously vaccinated as soon as they were eligible are also included.
The winners will be notified after each draw.
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MILLIONS TO SEIZE
Eligible residents 18 and older who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be competing for cash prizes. 100 Nevadans will win $ 1,000, 32 will win $ 25,000, 11 will win $ 50,000, two will win $ 100,000 and three Nevadans will win $ 250,000.
On August 26, one winner will take home the grand prize of $ 1 million.
Additionally, all eligible residents aged 12 to 17 who have been vaccinated will have a chance to win 135 Tuition Prizes ranging from $ 5,000 to $ 50,000 in the form of 529 University Savings Accounts administered by the Treasurer of the state.
NOT A LOTTERY, A DRAW
Nevada is one of the few states in the United States that does not have a lottery due to regulations and restrictions.
Governor Sisolak was quick to clarify that this promotion is not a lottery but a raffle and he says that a raffle is legal in the state.
WHO PAYS FOR THIS?
Not the taxpayers, according to the governor.
Governor Sisolak says the total cost is $ 5 million in prize money and that there is $ 100,000 in funding for Immunize Nevada to administer the program.
“We take all $ 5 million, if I’m not mistaken, federal money,” he said. “So the federal government is putting all the money in place. ”
“No taxpayer money – none – is invested in this,” Governor Sisolak continued.
See the full remarks below.