CDPHE: Colorado to announce first $1 million Colorado Comeback Cash winner Friday

The first pool of eligible winners is set for the weekly Colorado Comeback Cash drawings, which offer vaccinated Coloradans the first of five chances to win $1 million.

Colorado Comeback Cash is a drawing in Colorado intended to promote and incentivize COVID-19 vaccination. It consists of weekly drawings that eligible Colorado residents will automatically be entered into if they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Entries are automatic upon an individual receiving at least the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccination and the individual’s vaccination information being received and accepted as valid by the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) by 11:59:59 p.m. the night before the drawing. The entries for the first drawing have closed, and assuming an eligible winner can be verified this week, the Governor will announce the winner to the public this Friday, June 4.

CDPHE provided the Colorado Lottery with the number of eligible Coloradans, including those vaccinated at U.S. Department of Veterans Administration (VA) facilities, and the Colorado Lottery selects a winner using a random number generator. No personally identifying information is shared during this process.

“VA values the privacy of each person who receives their COVID-19 vaccine from one of our three health care systems serving Colorado,” said VA Rocky Mountain Network spokesman Jason Strickland. “We are pleased to collaborate with CDPHE to ensure those who received a vaccine from VA and meet the eligibility criteria are included in the (weekly) drawing.”

CDPHE is contacting the winners of the Colorado Comeback Cash drawing by phone or email. CDPHE will not request any personally identifiable information from the winner via phone, e-mail, or text. After the initial contact with the eligible winner, the winner will need to come in person to sign and submit all required documentation — a photo ID and two pieces of mail addressed to the winner — and releases as part of the claims process by the required deadline. 

The four remaining drawings will be held on June 9, June 16, June 23, and July 2 with announcements happening the Friday after the drawing and the last announcement taking place on July 7. We encourage Coloradans to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves from COVID-19 and become eligible for the Colorado Comeback Cash drawings.

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CDPHE: Colorado to announce first $1 million Colorado Comeback Cash winner Friday