[Ed. – It’s come to this?]
After getting their COVID-19 vaccine shots earlier this spring, two lucky Massachusetts residents received some life-changing money this week.
Gov. Charlie Baker announced the first two winners in the state’s VaxMillions Giveaway for fully vaccinated residents during a press conference Thursday:
Darrell Washington, a 63-year-old Blue Cross Blue Shield case manager from Weymouth, won the first $1 million cash prize, and Daniela Maldonado, a 15-year-old Chelsea resident, won the giveaway’s first $300,000 scholarship grant.
Baker announced the lottery-style sweepstakes for fully vaccinated residents in June as an incentive for more residents to get their shots.
However, Washington and Maldonado didn’t need any additional persuading; both got their vaccines earlier this spring shortly after they became eligible.