VIDEO RELEASE: Governor Hogan Congratulates Towson Resident on Winning VaxCash Prize
ANNAPOLIS, MD—Earlier this week, Governor Larry Hogan talked to one of the first winners in the state’s $2 Million VaxCash Promotion: Towson resident Deidre Poore Eagan. A service deli employee at Giant Food, Deidre was at work last week when she received a call from the Maryland Department of Health informing her of the win.
Here’s an excerpt from their conversation:
Governor Hogan: “People seeing that you won, I’m hoping, is going to convince some of the people that have been a little bit reluctant, or maybe haven’t gotten around to it yet, that hey, maybe we should go out, and maybe we’ll win $40,000.”
Deidre Poore Eagan: “Yeah, I hope that it inspires people who haven’t done it yet, I do.”
The VaxCash Promotion, announced on May 20, is aimed at incentivizing Marylanders who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccinations while rewarding those who have. All Maryland residents 18 and older who have received a COVID-19 shot at a non-federal facility in Maryland at any time are automatically entered into daily drawings being held from May 25 through July 4. Each day through July 3, one winner will receive a $40,000 prize, and the promotion culminates on the Fourth of July when one winner will receive a $400,000 prize.
To get vaccinated, visit covidvax.maryland.gov, or call 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). The call center is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.