Newsom Conducts First “Vax for the Win” Drawing

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom conducted the state’s first “$50,000 Fridays” drawing as part of the “Vax for the Win” incentive program to encourage Californians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 15 winners were randomly selected today out of 21 million eligible residents, each winning $50,000, for a total of $750,000 in cash prizes. Winners from today’s drawing are from the following counties: Mendocino, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Diego, San Francisco, Orange, and San Luis Obispo. Winners will be notified directly by CDPH, and winners have the option to claim their cash prize while remaining anonymous or decline the prize altogether.

During today’s cash prize drawing, Governor Newsom also indicated that roughly 350,000 newly vaccinated residents have become eligible for $50 incentive cards which will be provided to two million residents who begin and complete their COVID-19 vaccine series.

The Governor will conduct another “$50,000 Fridays” drawing next Friday, June 11. The grand prize drawing for $1.5 million each for 10 vaccinated residents will occur on June 15.

Additional information from the Governor’s Office is available here.