Registration now open for state’s $1M giveaway

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BOSTON (WWLP) – The registration is now open for fully vaccinated residents of Massachusetts to enter in the VaxMillions giveaway.

22News asked local residents what they would do if they won the giveaway.

“I would buy a mustang and take it on a road trip,” said Emma Tracy.

“I’d pay off my family’s debt, purchase their house and then buy a house for me and my fiancé,” Stephen Johnson told 22News.

To enter, you must be fully vaccinated and apply on VaxMillionsGiveaway.com. When you go to the website, there are two buttons that separate registration for people ages 12-17 and people ages 18+. You have until July 22nd to be registered for all five drawings. But you can still register by August 19th, as long as you’re fully vaccinated, to be eligible for the last drawing.

“I think it’s a great opportunity, honestly, to win a million dollars, who wouldn’t want to?,” Stephen Johnson, who entered the giveaway on opening day, told 22News.

A call center will also be made available to resident that do not have internet and will be available in multiple languages. You can reach the call center by call 211 during these hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM-6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

A total of five giveaways will be held beginning on July 26th. Each week after that, another drawing will be held until August 23rd. Winners are announced three days after the drawing. If the winner is over the age of 18, they will win $1 million and if under 18, they will win one of five $300,000 scholarship grants.

If you are not fully vaccinated by July 22nd, you will miss the first drawing. However, you can still enter for the rest of the drawings if you are fully vaccinated at a later date. Timing and deadline are as followed:

Funds in the scholarship grant can be used for tuition, room and board, and related expenses at any college, university, or technical or trade school or other post-secondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Commonwealth launched the Massachusetts VaxMillions giveaway as one of several strategies to increase COVID-19 vaccines in the state and encourage residents to get vaccinated.

“I think it’s an interesting concept but I think it encourages people to get out there and get vaccinated,” Emma Tracy told 22News when asked about the concept of the goveaway.

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