The City of Philadelphia has announced the Philly Vax Sweepstakes, a series of three citywide drawings designed to give Philadelphians extra motivation to get their vaccination against COVID-19 as the city fully reopens this summer.
A total of 36 vaccinated Philadelphians will win cash prizes up to $50,000.
There will be a series of 3 drawings on June 21, July 6, and July 19. In each drawing six people will win $1,000, four will win $5,000, and two will win $50,000. To be eligible all residents much have received their vaccination before the date of the drawing.
During each entry period one zip code will be randomly drawn from 20 City of Philadelphia zip codes with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates as of May 27, 2021. Half of those prizes will be randomly drawn from entrants who reside in that selected zip code. The other half will be randomly drawn from entrants who reside in all other zip codes.
If you are a resident of Philadelphia and would like to participate you can register by going to the Philly Vax Sweeps website, by calling 1-877-642-5666 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET, or by texting “Phillyvax” to 215-608-9799. You only need to register once and must currently reside in Philadelphia, be 18 years of age or older, and have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the drawing date.
To learn where you can be vaccinated or to schedule an appointment, visit www.phila.gov/vaccine.