July 08, 2021
LAS VEGAS, NV — Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak was joined by Immunize Nevada and other local and community leaders, including Congressman Steve Horsford and CSN President Dr. Federico Zaragoza, to announce the first round of winners for Vax Nevada Days, a public health incentive program launched last month.
More than 200 vaccinated individuals aged 12 and older were selected as winners in the first Vax Nevada Days drawing. Some recipients who live in the Las Vegas Valley were in attendance for this reveal, but winners in the first week hail from all around the state. Winners will be announced every Thursday through Aug. 26, when a $1 million grand-prize winner will be named.
“State and local partners will continue to do everything we can to get every individual vaccinated, including increasing the accessibility and availability of vaccines,” Gov. Sisolak said. “But tonight we got to celebrate a program that gives Nevadans 5 million more reasons to get their shot -- Vax Nevada Days!”
The following is a list of names that were read during the event tonight. Other winners for this week’s drawings preferred not to have their names announced or are still being contacted to claim their prize, following the procedures laid out in the official Vax Nevada Day rules.
Below are the winners announced tonight and the amounts they were awarded:
(5) $5,000 college savings plan to be used for any post-secondary education:
- Madeline S from Carson City
- Mariano G. from Lovelock
- Zarin U. from Reno
- Alexander S. from Las Vegas
- Zachary S from Las Vegas
(1) $20,000 college savings plan to be used for any post-secondary education:
(1) $50,000 college savings plan to be used for any post-secondary education:
Cash prizes announced tonight include:
(2) $25,000 winners
- Lori B from Washoe Valley
- Juan L from Las Vegas
(1) $50,000 winner
(1) $250,000 winner
- Elizabeth A, from North Las Vegas
The event live stream is saved and can be viewed on Nevada Health Response’s YouTube channel.
The next prize announcement is scheduled for July 15. To be eligible to win, Nevadans must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With drawings happening for the next seven weeks, the earlier Nevadans are vaccinated the more chances they’ll have to win.
Vax Nevada Days is a promotion of Immunize Nevada in partnership with the State of Nevada. Giveaways are sponsored by Immunize Nevada and made possible through funds from the American Rescue Plan from the State of Nevada.
Information on the COVID-19 vaccine can be found at nvcovidfighter.org or by calling 1.800.401.0946. For more information about Immunize Nevada and its mission to ensure that people across Nevada can access vaccines, healthcare, and other resources they need to stay healthy, visit www.immunizenevada.org.