The state of New Mexico’s Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes, a $10 million total cash sweepstakes funded by federal stimulus and intended to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations, produced its next four prize winners Friday afternoon.
With $1 million at stake, four vaccinated New Mexicans — one from each public health region of the state — are each prospective winners of $250,000, as drawn at random by the New Mexico Lottery.
The Department of Health is verifying the identity, eligibility and vaccination status of each prospective awardee, in accordance with the sweepstakes rules, before declaring them official prize winners. The prospective winners will have three business days to come forward after being contacted by the Department of Health, per sweepstakes rules.
The four prospective winners are residents of Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Roswell, and Las Cruces, but names were not released.