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Three more chosen for $100,000 jackpots in vaccine lottery — identities of all past winners remain a mystery

The three new winners — from southwest suburban Bolingbrook, north suburban Vernon Hills and downstate Champaign County — will receive a call from 312-814-3524 or an email from DPH.communications@illinois.gov notifying them of their win in the “All In for the Win” COVID-19 vaccine lottery.

A first dose of the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus is administered in January at Richard J. Daley College.
A first dose of the Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus is administered in January at Richard J. Daley College.
Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file

Two vaccinated suburbanites are among the latest trio of Illinoisans to become $100,000 richer thanks to Monday’s drawings in the state’s vaccine lottery program.

The three new winners — from southwest suburban Bolingbrook, north suburban Vernon Hills and downstate Champaign County — will receive a call from (312) 814-3524 or an email from DPH.communications@illinois.gov, or both, notifying them of their winnings in the “All In for the Win” COVID-19 vaccine lottery.

They are the latest to win a $100,000 jackpot through the lottery. Six other $100,000 winners have been announced in recent weeks.

One Chicagoan won a $1 million jackpot on July 8, the state’s first drawing in the vaccine lottery program.

None of the previous winners have chosen to make their identities known.

If Monday’s winners decide to go public with their identities, their names will be announced on Aug. 3.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office also announced the state became the first in the Midwest to vaccinate over 50% of eligible youth Monday.

Youths who do receive the coronavirus vaccine will be entered into the lottery to win a piece of the $3 million set aside for scholarships through the lottery.

Vaccinated adults could win a piece of the $7 million cash prize Illinois created for the lottery program.

Under the lottery, three $1 million jackpots are to be awarded, and another 40 Illinoisans will be randomly chosen for $100,000 cash prizes. In addition, 20 vaccinated kids will win $150,000 scholarships.

Padding some residents’ pockets is part of state’s campaign to get more shots into arms.

To be eligible for future drawings, which Illinois plans to do through the end of August, state residents must have received their doses at least one week ahead of the draw.