The California vaccine lottery is happening today. Heres how to find out if you just won $50k – SF Gate

LATEST June 4, 10.30 a.m. Fifteen winners were selected at random by Gov. Gavin Newsom at 10 a.m., Friday morning, including six Bay Area residents. They will be contacted directly; until then, the only information we know about them are their counties of residence, which are:

June 4, 9.30 a.m. Fifteen vaccinated Californians will win $50,000 today.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to pull the first round of winners in the California’s “Vax for the Win” incentive this morning. 

Don’t worry about registering, if you have received at least one vaccine already, your name is already in the hat. A second group of 15 winners will be drawn next week, Friday June 11.

Beyond the 30 lucky Californians who will end the month both vaccinated and $50,000 richer (before tax), ten further winners will be selected on June 15 to receive a whopping $1.5 million each. 

And a further two million Californians who got vaxxed after May 27 will be receiving a $50 virtual gift card eligible at various outlets including Safeway, Ralph’s and Alberton’s.

To be eligible for any of the prize categories residents just need to be aged 12 and older, though folks who were temporarily present in California when they received their vaccine are not eligible.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the $116.5 million vaccine incentive program in May to motivate more people to get inoculated leading up to June 15, when the economy is slated to fully reopen. 

Winners today will not be announced by name, instead numbers will be randomly drawn corresponding to residents. 

The state says that public health officials will then try to make contact via telephone, text, email or other contact info provided in the state’s vaccine registry. The state will then request winners’ approval to share their information publicly.

If the state can’t make contact within 96 hours, the person may no longer be offered a prize and another person may be selected. So today may be a good day to unmute your phone. 

Find further details here.