One of three people chosen today during the state’s COVID-19 vaccine lottery is from Vernon Hills and has won $100,000, state officials announced.
Monday’s drawing is the third $100,000 drawing as part of Illinois’ “All In For The Win” vaccine lottery.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said they would be notifying winners by phone or email Monday afternoon.
The winners of the drawing are from Bolingbrook, Champaign County and Vernon Hills, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said in a statement.
Illinoisans from those cities and counties should keep their phones on and check their emails regularly to find out if they have won.
IDPH will call from 312-814-3524 and email from DPH.firstname.lastname@example.org. No personal information will be requested in the initial phone or email notification.
Winners will have seven days to securely complete, sign and send the authorization form to IDPH to accept their prizes.
The Illinois Lottery will then guide winners through the claims process. Winners will be announced eight days after each draw unless they choose to remain anonymous.
Illinois also announced on Monday that it became the first state in the Midwest to vaccinate over 50% of eligible youth.
Children as young as 12 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and those who do get vaccinated have a shot at $3 million in scholarship awards through the lottery program. 17 $150,000 scholarships are still available.
Those looking for additional information on the prizes and schedule of the vaccine lottery can visit allin.illinois.gov.