SPRINGFIELD (WEEK) – Someone in Bloomington has won $1 million, and a Peoria County resident is receiving a $150,000 college scholarship from Illinois’ final COVID vaccine lottery.
The winners are not identified, but they’re being rewarded for getting the COVID-19 vaccination as part of the state’s “All In For The Win” campaign.
The Bloomington resident was one of two people to receive a $1 million cash prize. The other $1 million winner is from the Chicago suburb of Rolling Meadows.
The state awarded $150,000 scholarships to 17 people in the final drawing, including someone from Peoria County.
The state says the scholarships are the equivalent of a full ride, including tuition, room and board, at any four year public university in Illinois.
The lottery winners should keep their phones on and check their emails regularly to find out if they’ve won. The Illinois Department of Public Health will call from 312-814-3524 and or email from DPH.firstname.lastname@example.org. No personal information will be requested in the initial phone or email notification.
Winners will have seven days to securely complete, sign and send the authorization form to IDPH to accept their prizes. The Illinois Lottery will then guide winners through the claims process. Winners will be announced eight days after each drawing unless they choose to remain anonymous.
The full list of winner locations can be found on the “All In For The Win” website.
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