TOMORROW: As California Roars Back, Governor Newsom to Usher In California’s Full Reopening and Draw $15 Million Grand Prize Vax for the Win Recipients

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Governor Gavin Newsom will travel to an iconic California landmark in Los Angeles County tomorrow as the state officially moves Beyond the Blueprint and ushers in the state’s full reopening, marking the end of pandemic-era restrictions such as masks, social distancing and capacity restrictions in just about all settings.

To celebrate this momentous occasion and reward those who stepped up by getting vaccinated, Governor Newsom will draw 10 lucky winners to receive $1.5 million each, for a total of $15 million, as part of the final cash prize drawing in the state’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation.

Since Vax for the Win launched, roughly 2 million vaccine doses have been reported, including over 838,000 Californians newly starting their vaccination process. In total, California has administered nearly 40 million vaccine doses and more than 70 percent of the adult population has received at least one dose.

To date, the program has selected 30 winners to receive $50,000 each, for a total of $1,500,000, and is providing $100 million in $50 prepaid or grocery cards for newly vaccinated people while supplies last. And today, Governor Newsom announced an addition to the Vax for the Win program: California Dream Vacations, six luxury vacation packages to incentivize more people to get vaccinated and reward those who have already done their part.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at approx. 10:30 a.m. PDT

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

This press conference is also available to TV stations on the TVu Grid as “CALOES_SOC” and on the LiveU Matrix under “CA-Governors-Office.”

**NOTE: This event is open to credentialed media only, reporters interested in attending must RSVP to by 10:00 p.m. with names of the reporters who will be in attendance for information on covering the event.