Once the New Mexico Department of Health verifies the prospective winners to make sure they’re eligible and vaccinated, they will each be awarded $250,000. The winners will have three business days to claim their prize after being contacted by NMDOH.
The entries that didn’t win are carried over to the next successive $1 million drawings. Residents who signed up for the sweepstakes do not have to re-opt in to remain eligible. The next $1 million drawing will be on July 16. The grand prize drawing for $5 million will be in early August.
NMDOH says 531,967 vaccinated New Mexicans opted into the sweepstakes for the second drawing. The breakdown to win $250,000 in each public health region was:
- Northwest: 1 in 317,188
- Northeast: 1 in 98,157
- Southwest: 1 in 80,493
- Southeast: 1 in 36,129