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Press Release Fourth Round of VaxMillions Giveaway Winners Announced

For immediate release:
8/19/2021
  • Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
  • Governor's Press Office
  • Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg
  • Massachusetts State Lottery
  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Media Contact for Fourth Round of VaxMillions Giveaway Winners Announced

Terry MacCormack, Press Secretary, Governor's Office

BOSTONToday, the Baker-Polito Administration, Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg and the Massachusetts State Lottery announced the winners for the fourth of five drawings for the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway. As part of the giveaway, fully vaccinated residents ages 18 and older are eligible to enter to win one of five, $1 million cash prizes. Residents between 12-17 years of age who are fully vaccinated may enter for the chance to win one of five $300,000 scholarship grants.

The winner of this week’s $1 million prize is Lilly Guttenplan of Lowell. Lilly is an Elementary ESL teacher and a mother of two.  She got vaccinated to protect herself, her family, and her community.  Lilly is thankful to all the frontline workers and everyone who is still responding to the many challenges of COVID in different ways. She and her husband plan to put the winnings towards their daughters' college education. 

The winner of this week’s $300,000 college scholarship is Nadia Dutton of Rockland. Nadia is entering her sophomore year at Rockland High School this fall where she is a three sport athlete on the girls volleyball, basketball and lacrosse teams. Nadia wants to pursue a career in nursing and would one day like to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Nadia is hoping to attend a four year college in the New England area and is very interested in Salve Regina University as this is where her mom attained her nursing degree. Nadia got vaccinated after seeing the impacts of COVID on her community and to help protect others.

Registration Details

The registration deadline for the fifth and final VaxMillions Giveaway is today, Thursday, August 19. Winners for that drawing will be drawn on Monday, August 23 and announced on Thursday, August 26.

Residents must be fully vaccinated before registering. Residents only have to enter once to qualify for all drawings occurring after the date of their registration. 

To date, over 2.5 million people have signed up for the VaxMillions Giveaway, including 2.3 million residents 18 and older, and over 166,000 residents ages 12-17. Since the program was announced on June 15, over 300,000 residents have gotten a first dose of the vaccine, and over 420,000 residents have become fully vaccinated.

Massachusetts remains a national leader in vaccinations with over 4.4 million residents fully vaccinated and over 5 million residents with at least one dose (including J&J).

How to Enter

Eligible residents are able to enter the giveaway at VaxMillionsGiveaway.com.  For residents who do not have access to the internet or require assistance, a call center can be reached by calling 2-1-1 during the below hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM-6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM 

Live call center workers are available in English and Spanish, and 100 additional languages are available through translators.

Prize Details

Massachusetts residents 18 years of age and older who have received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, will have a chance to win one of five, $1 million cash prizes.

Massachusetts residents between 12 and 17 years of age who have received two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will have a chance to win one of five $300,000 scholarship grants via a 529 College Savings Plan managed by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). Funds in a 529 plan can be applied to cover tuition, room and board, and related expenses at any college, university, or technical or trade school or other post-secondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Winners with a qualifying disability may elect instead to receive an equivalent financial contribution to a special needs trust or federally qualified ABLE account to cover qualified expenses. 

Only legal, permanent residents of Massachusetts who are fully vaccinated can enter the drawings. Residents must have received their vaccine doses within Massachusetts. Residents must be fully vaccinated prior to submitting their entry.

Fraud

Residents can email support@vaxmillionsgiveaway.mass.gov or call 2-1-1 to report any instances of fraud or suspicious activity associated with the VaxMillions Giveaway Promotion. Residents are reminded that official prize notification emails related to the VaxMillions Giveaway will come from a Massachusetts Department of Public Health email address ending in “@mass.gov.” More information on tips for identifying suspected fraud can be found here.

Vaccination Locations

There are over 900 vaccination locations across the Commonwealth, with appointments and walk-ins widely available. Residents seeking a vaccine can visit mass.gov/COVIDVaccine to find a vaccine location that is convenient for them.

For more information on the Mass VaxMillions Giveaway, visitVaxMillionsGiveaway.com.

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Media Contact for Fourth Round of VaxMillions Giveaway Winners Announced

Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito 

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and the Baker-Polito Administration are committed to serving the people of Massachusetts and making the Commonwealth a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Governor's Press Office 

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Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg 

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Massachusetts State Lottery 

The Massachusetts State Lottery was created in 1972 to generate local aid revenue for our 351 cities and towns through state-run games of chance. Since its inception, the Lottery has returned more than $28 billion in net profit to the Commonwealth.

Executive Office of Health and Human Services 

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is the largest secretariat in state government and is comprised of 12 agencies, in addition to 2 soldiers’ homes and the MassHealth program. Our efforts are focused on the health, resilience, and independence of the one in four residents of the Commonwealth we serve. Our public health programs touch every community in the Commonwealth.
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