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Vaccine Lottery: Another 15 Californians Win $50,000 Each

California's second Vax for the Win drawing.
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Friday was a lucky day for 15 Californians who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The state dished out another round of $50,000 prizes as part of its Vax for the Win incentive program, which encourages Californians to get vaccinated.

Friday's winners are from the following counties: Los Angeles (3), Santa Clara (2), Monterey, Sacramento, Alameda, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, San Mateo, Riverside, Orange and Kern.

Last week, another 15 people, including some from the Bay Area, also won $50,000 each. On June 15 there will be 10 grand prize winners who will get $1.5 million each — the largest of any vaccination prize in the country.

The winners will remain anonymous unless they give the state permission to share their names, and they have 96 hours to claim their prizes before the state draws alternate winners. The state will contact winners.

Additionally, the state has started providing $50 gift cards to people who get shots.

Anyone who has gotten at least one vaccine dose is eligible for the prizes, with a few exceptions including people who are incarcerated and those who work for the governor.

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