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State announces next four winners of Vax 2 the Max sweepstakes



Each winner takes home $250,000

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico confirmed the next prize winners in the Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes, a $10 million cash sweepstakes funded by federal stimulus and intended to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations.

Four vaccinated New Mexicans -- one from each public health region of the state -- are each confirmed winners of $250,000, as drawn at random by the New Mexico Lottery. 

The confirmed winners of the Friday, July 30th  drawing are: 

·     Northwest Region – Neva Schmeckpeper, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County

·     Northeast Region – Christopher Cavazos, Las Vegas, San Miguel County

·     Southwest Region – Robin Bilbro, Las Cruces, Dona Ana County

·     Southeast Region – Genevie Garcia, Roswell, Chaves County

This was the final one million dollar drawing, and the grand prize drawing of $5 million is scheduled for tomorrow - August 7, 2021. 

New Mexicans who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination may opt in to the sweepstakes at To be eligible for the $5 million grand prize, New Mexicans must have completed their vaccination series - and must register by 6 pm tonight, August 6. New Mexicans can schedule their shots at

The rules and regulations of the sweepstakes are available here.




Hannah Long PhD, Communications Specialist | 



The Department of Health works to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and deliver services to all New Mexicans. As New Mexico’s largest state agency, DOH offers public health services in all 33 counties and collaborates with 23 Native American tribes, Pueblos and nations. 

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El estado anuncia los siguientes cuatro ganadores de Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes