North Carolina Announces First COVID Vaccine Lottery Winners

Jun 28, 2021

Credit NCDPS

North Carolina announced on Monday the winners of its first COVID-19 vaccine lottery drawing. Winston-Salem resident and teacher Shelly Wyramon won the state’s first of four drawings for a $1 million cash prize, while 14-year-old Vania Martinez won a $125,000 college scholarship. The state will pick the remaining three cash and scholarship winners on July 7, July 21 and Aug. 4. Few residents have come in for a COVID-19 shot since the lottery was announced. Gov. Roy Cooper and state health officials hope more people will get their shot after news of winners being selected.