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94-year-old Parkville resident claims $40,000 VaxCash prize

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PARKVILLE, MD—An anonymous Parkville man is the latest winner to claim a $40,000 prize in the $2 Million VaxCash Promotion. The 94-year-old, who was selected in the June 30 drawing, became eligible for the prize after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination this past spring.

The winner, who visited Maryland Lottery headquarters on July 7, said he felt that getting vaccinated was way to protect himself and others from the virus. The retired Navy veteran explained that this feeling was just an outgrowth of his upbringing.

“It was just assumed that we would do what was best for everyone,” said the lucky winner.

The man told Lottery officials he is on a fixed income and the big prize would help him and his wife tackle expenses and health care costs.

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