On Thursday, Gov. With the announcement of the Vax Nevada Days program, Nevada ed a growing of states offering big prizes to bolster vaccination rates at a time when interest in getting a shot is waning — even as more contagious coronavirus strains are gaining traction.
So who wants to be a millionaire? Residents who have received at least one shot of the vaccine in Nevada since the rollout began in December will be automatically entered into the weekly drawings.
Most, but not all. Prisoners at a state or federal facility are not eligible, according to the contest rules. So are employees of Immunize Nevada and technology vendors such as International Game Technology that are partnering with the state on the program.
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Officials said they are working to ensure that military and veterans vaccinated in Nevada through a federal program also will be entered to win. For all ages, there are prizes of state fishing s and annual entrance permits to state parks.
Winners will be randomly selected from a list of Nevada residents who have received at least one dose of vaccine recorded in the Nevada WebIZ system for tracking vaccinations. A unique will be ased to each vaccination record by the state immunization program, and those s will be provided to IGT, which will use computerized tools to randomly select the winners. Winners of a weekly drawing remain in the pool for all future drawings, including the grand prize.
To protect privacy, only Immunize Nevada and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services will know the identity of the person associated with the random that has been drawn. All potential winners will be required to submit additional information to verify eligibility and identity, such as proof of Nevada residency, age, occupation or employer.
Winners will not be asked to pay any fees to claim a prize. Program representatives will never ask for a bank or credit card. Nor will they ask for money. If the program cannot reach a winner within 48 hours, that winner is deemed to have forfeited the prize and it will be awarded to an alternate winner.
By claiming a prize, winners agree that their names may be announced publicly.
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