LOS ANGELES (KGET) — Gov. Gavin Newsom drew 10 winners on Tuesday to receive $1.5 million each, for a total of $15 million, as part of the final cash prize drawing in the state’s $116.5 million “Vax for the Win” program.
The drawing took place during a press conference at Universal Studios Hollywood.
To date, the program has selected 30 winners to receive $50,000 each, for a total of $1.5 million, and is providing $100 million in $50 prepaid or grocery cards for newly vaccinated people while supplies last.
Since “Vax for the Win” launched, the state said about 2 million vaccine doses have been reported, including over 838,000 Californians who started their vaccination process. In total, the state has administered nearly 40 million vaccine doses and more than 70 percent of the adult population has received at least one dose.