BOSTON (CBS) — A Massachusetts resident missed their opportunity to cash in on being picked as a VaxMillions giveaway winner.
According to the Governor’s office, one person who was initially chosen as a winner did not respond within a 24-hour period, which is required by the rules of the vaccine lottery. Therefore, a second winner had to be drawn.READ MORE: Moderna's Vaccine Is Most Effective Against COVID Hospitalization, But Pfizer And J&J Also Protect Well, CDC-Led Study Says
The five VaxMillion giveaway drawings have taken place every Monday from July 26 to August 23. Officials did not specify which week they had to do a second drawing.READ MORE: Framingham Latest Community To Ask National Guard For Help Driving Students To School
In total, there were around 2.5 million participants in the VaxMillions lottery. Around 2,350,000 were older than 18 years old, making them eligible for the $1 million prize. Around 167,000 were between the ages of 12-17, putting them in the running for the $300,000 college scholarship grant.
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- 1st Drawing – Darrell Washington of Weymouth & Daniela Maldonado of Chelsea
- 2nd Drawing – Donna McNulty of Billerica & Dylan Barron of Norwood
- 3rd Drawing – Leo Costinos of Attleboro & Lilla Eliet of Reading
- 4th Drawing – Lilly Guttenplan of Lowell & Nadia Dutton of Rockland
- 5th Drawing – Cynthia Thirath of Leominster and Gretchen Selva of Conway
The Governor’s office said over 440,000 individuals have become fully vaccinated since the VaxMillions giveaway was announced, and more than 318,000 individuals have received a first dose.