SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — It’s the first week of drawings for California’s vaccine incentive program.
On Friday morning, Governor Gavin Newsom picked balls assigned to residents who have received the COVID-9 vaccine.
The 15 lucky winners get $50,000. They were only identified by an anonymous number and county, but then the California Dept. of Health will reach out privately to those who won in the coming days and get permission to share their identities.
Here’s the breakdown of balls picked for Bay Area residents:
- 3 winners in Santa Clara County
- 2 winners in San Francisco
- 1 winner in Alameda County
California is throwing in a whopping $116.5 million into the Vax for the Win program, it’s the most money set aside for a vaccine incentive program in the whole country.
On June 15, which is the same day the state is taking away its tiered system for reopening, there will be a drawing for 10 winners to get $1.5 million.
Anyone who has already been vaccinated is automatically entered into the drawings.
But anyone who is just getting vaccinated now, will get a $50 prepaid card.
Watch the drawing on KRONon at 10 a.m.