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COVID-19 survivor and U.S. Air Force veteran claims $40k VaxCash prize

Posted at 2:05 PM, Jun 04, 2021

BALTIMORE — A COVID-19 survivor and U.S. Air Force veteran is the second $40,000 VaxCash lottery prize winner to claim their cash.

Gerard Dupree, a 61-year-old Realtor from Glen Burnie won the May 28 daily drawing.

“I was initially skeptical of the virus, but even with my bout in March, I could tell this is a powerful virus. If that was just a taste, I was certain I’d rather take the vaccine than face another round with COVID-19,” Dupree said.

Dupree says the prize money will help him get back on his feet after a long recovery.

He also had the chance to share his story with Governor Larry Hogan.

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Drawings will be held once daily through July 3.

A 41st and final drawing will be held on the 4th of July for a grand prize of $400,000.

So far eleven people have won, but Dupree is only the second to come forward.