September 22, 2021
Vaccinated Missourians Win $10,000 in Third Round of State’s Vaccine Incentive Program Drawings
Lisa Cox, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Today, the winners of the third drawing of the MO VIP were announced. At the time of this September 10 drawing, a total of 607,671 MO VIP entries were received. The MO VIP incentivizes vaccination for those who have not yet been vaccinated, as well as provides an opportunity for rewards for the more than 3.3 million Missourians who have already made the decision to be protected through vaccination.
Of the 180 winners randomly selected in the third of the program’s five drawings, 169 have been fully verified. The remaining 11 preliminary winners have until 5 p.m. Friday to complete necessary documentation to verify their identity and vaccination status, or the prizes will be preliminarily awarded to an alternate. Confirmed MO VIP winners can now be found at MOStopsCovid.com/win.
“I got vaccinated because I care about others (and myself), and I believe public health means the public is responsible for taking whatever steps are necessary to protect everyone,” stated Jennifer Forrest-James, a winner from Ballwin. “If I knew I made someone else sick when I could have limited that exposure, I would feel awful.”
With state and federal vaccination data combined, 64% of Missouri’s eligible population (12 and up) has now initiated vaccination.
Anyone who has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the deadline can enter at any time for the drawings at MOStopsCovid.com. Each of the five drawings will generate 180 winners, for a total of 900 winners overall. A cash prize of $10,000 will be awarded to a total of 800 adults (18 and up), and 100 adolescents, aged 12 to 17, will win an education savings account through the Missouri State Treasurer’s MOST 529 program in the amount of $10,000.
Once a Missourian enters, their entry will be carried over through all the drawings. There is no need to enter more than once. The entry list will be reviewed, and duplicate entries will be removed prior to each drawing. All winners will all have their vaccination status verified.
The next drawing will take place this Friday, but entries must be entered online by 11:59 p.m. tonight. The deadline for the fifth and final drawing is 11:59 p.m. on October 6.
Official rules, frequently asked questions and a program timeline are available at MOStopsCovid.com/win. Those without the ability to enter the sweepstakes online can get assistance by calling the COVID-19 hotline Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at 877-435-8411.
Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines and find a vaccine near you at MOStopsCovid.com.
Some MO VIP winners are willing to publicly share their story. For assistance making contact with these individuals, please contact Lisa Cox.
About the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: The department seeks to be the leader in protecting health and keeping people safe. More information about DHSS can be found at http://health.mo.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter @HealthyLivingMo