Las Vegas, NV - August 12, 2021
Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak was joined by Shelley Berkley, Touro University CEO and Senior Provost for the institution, at Touro University Nevada to announce the sixth round of winners for Vax Nevada Days, a public health incentive program launched in July.
A total of 204 vaccinated individuals aged 12 and older were drawn as winners in the sixth Vax Nevada Days drawing. Some recipients who live in the Las Vegas area were in attendance for this week’s live reveal, but winners are located throughout the state.
Winners will be announced every Thursday through Aug. 26, when a $1 million grand-prize winner will be named.
“Today we’re honored to be at the largest medical school and Physician Assistant School in the state of Nevada,” Gov. Sisolak said. “Throughout the pandemic, Touro has been an integral part of our community’s public health response and their efforts are making a significant impact. Students and faculty have provided almost 20,000 vaccines to community members, and Touro was the first place to offer a drive-through vaccine event for medical professionals. They are helping Nevada fight this pandemic and we are grateful for their important work.”
The following is a list of winners’ names and the amounts they were rewarded that was read during tonight’s event. 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.
Ten winners of $5,000 college savings plans to be used for any post-secondary education, including:
- Oliver F. from Reno
- German L. from Las Vegas
- Ella S. from Las Vegas
- Valeria S. from Las Vegas
- Kaylee J. from Las Vegas
- Luis J. of North Las Vegas
Three winners of $20,000 college savings plans to be used for any post-secondary education, including:
- Braeden C. from Henderson
- Elijah H. from Las Vegas
One winner of a $50,000 college savings plan to be used for any post-secondary education:
Cash prizes announced tonight include:
Ten $1,000 cash prize winners, including:
- Natasha A. from Las Vegas
- Michael C. from Las Vegas
- Cassandra E. from North Las Vegas
- Sydney H. from Las Vegas
- Marvin P. from Las Vegas
- Cleotha W. from North Las Vegas
- James S from Searchlight
Four $25,000 cash prize winners, including:
- Diane L. from Pahrump
- Jose R. from Las Vegas
- Thomas K. from Las Vegas
- Cyrill C. from Las Vegas
One $50,000 cash prize winner, including:
- Jennifer Y. from Las Vegas
The event live stream is available on the Nevada Health Response YouTube channel.
The next prize announcement is scheduled for August 19. To be eligible to win, Nevadans must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. With only two more weeks of drawings, Nevadans are encouraged to get their vaccines now to have chances 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.