TOMORROW: Governor Newsom to Hold the First Drawing of Winners in California’s Vax for the Win Giveaway

SACRAMENTO – Tomorrow in Sacramento, Governor Gavin Newsom will draw the first 15 winners to receive $50,000 as part of the state’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation.

Launched last week, Vax for the Win will select 30 winners for randomized “$50,000 Fridays” cash prize drawings and on June 15, $1.5 million will be awarded to 10 lucky Californians who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Winners will be identified by anonymous number and the county they live in. Over the coming days, the state will reach out to winners and request their approval to share their information publicly. In addition, the program is providing $100 million in $50 prepaid or grocery cards for newly vaccinated people leading up to the state’s full reopening.

WHEN: Friday, June 4, 2021 at approx. 10:00 a.m. PDT

LIVESTREAM: @CAgovernor Twitter page, California Governor Facebook page and California Governor YouTube page.

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must email govpressoffice@gov.ca.gov by 8:00 a.m. for information on RSVP’ing and public health and physical distancing requirements for covering the event. On-site protocols include wearing a mask and six feet of physical distancing.