First ever Maryland Lottery $40k VaxCash winner is from Baltimore County

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Posted at 11:38 AM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-25 15:00:34-04

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Lottery on Tuesday selected its first ever $40,000 VaxCash prize winner.

Not much is known about the lucky winner other than they are from Baltimore County.

The initiative was announced last week by Governor Larry Hogan.

Drawings will be held once daily through July 3.

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

Any Maryland resident 18 and older who has already received at least one vaccine dose or gets one through July 3, is automatically entered and eligible to win.

Winners will be notified by the Maryland Department of Health, as the Lottery does not have the identities of anyone vaccinated.

Each winner is then sent an authorization form that will allow the department to provide their name to the Lottery.

For more information on the rules click here.