State of Nevada Announces Vax Nevada Days with $5 Million in Prizes

Vaccine promotional winnings include a $1 million dollar grand prize and $1.5 million total in College Savings Accounts

LAS VEGAS, NV — June 17, 2021

As part of a public health initiative called Vax Nevada Days, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services — in partnership with Immunize Nevada — will give away $5 million in cash and prizes to nearly 2,000 Nevada residents who have initiated the COVID-19 vaccine process.

“Ensuring that as many eligible Nevadans as possible get the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is critical in our mission to protect our communities and our State. It’s how we avoid ever again experiencing what we went through in the last year with COVID-19,” Governor Sisolak said. “While we’re making progress with more than 50% of our eligible residents at least partially vaccinated, we must do more to protect our State. This vaccine incentive promotion is our way to give vaccination efforts an extra boost and encourage all Nevadans to get their shot so our State can recover and build back stronger.”

Every Nevadan 12+ who has had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be automatically entered.

  • Grand prize of $1 million cash (Nevadans 18+)
  • 149 cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $250,000 (Nevadans 18+)
  • 135 college savings accounts for post-secondary education ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 (Nevadans 12-17)
  • Nevada state park annual entrance permits (all Nevadans)
  • Nevada fishing licenses (all Nevadans)

Drawings will be held every Thursday, July 8 through August 26, when the grand prize drawing for $1 million will be held.

Additionally, the State is working hard to ensure that members of the military, Veterans and their families within Nevada who received their vaccine through the federal program also have the opportunity to participate in Vax Nevada Days.

International Game Technology (IGT) is donating its time and technology to ensure the drawings are conducted in a fair and legal manner. IGT will assist the program, but will not receive personally-identifiable information. All entries will be anonymous to them.

“We are excited to leverage IGT’s expertise in secure prize draw procedures and project administration to help ensure the integrity of the important Vax Nevada Days health initiative,” said Scott Gunn, IGT Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs. “IGT has a vast history and large employee base in Nevada, and we’re glad to play our part in enabling a successful campaign to protect the health and well-being of its citizens.”

For more information, including complete rules, visit

Vax Nevada Days graphics can be found HERE.



Meghin Delaney
Communications Director