72°F
weather icon Clear

Henderson woman wins $50K at 5th ‘Vax Nevada Days’ raffle

Updated August 5, 2021 - 7:31 pm

A Henderson woman won $50,000 during the fifth “Vax Nevada Days” raffle Thursday in Las Vegas.

Jenny R. won this week’s top prize. Gov. Steve Sisolak called to congratulate her from the Carpenters union training center, 4245 W. Sunset Road.

Vax Nevada Days winners will be named at 6 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 26, when the winner of the $1 million grand prize will be announced. Last week, a Henderson woman won $250,000.

Vax Nevada Days is a public health initiative announced in June by Sisolak to entice Nevadans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccinated Nevada residents are automatically included in the raffle, state officials said. Although most residents won’t win a prize, Sisolak has said, “every person is a winner if they get vaccinated.”

A total of $5 million will be given away to an estimated 2,000 residents.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
 
COVID-19 booster shot campaign launches

The Southern Nevada Health District awaits guidance from the state on whether young, healthy casino workers and those in other occupations are eligible.