Thank you for helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Manitoba. The September 6 eligibility deadline has now passed and we’ll be announcing our second round of Vax to Win recipients shortly.
Take your shot and you could win
$100,000 Prize: All Manitobans aged 18+ are automatically entered to win the August draw if they’ve received their first dose by August 2, 2021 and the September draw if they’ve received their second dose by September 6, 2021. Both draws will award three (3) prizes in Winnipeg and one (1) prize in each Regional Health Authority.
$25,000 Scholarship: All Manitoba youth aged 12-17 are automatically entered to win the August draw if they’ve received their first dose by August 2, 2021 and the September draw if they’ve received their second dose by September 6, 2021. Both draws will award ten (10) scholarships to eligible participants regardless of Regional Health Authority.
Winners of the August Vax to Win Lottery
August 2, 2021
Winners of $100,000 Lottery
Bernell Lavallee, Northern Health Region
John Lyons, Prairie Mountain Health
Winners of the $25,000 Scholarship
What do I have to do to enter?
When you receive your COVID-19 vaccine at a Manitoba immunization clinic, pharmacy or medical clinic you are automatically entered into the Manitoba Vaccine Lottery. If you did not receive your COVID-19 vaccine at a Manitoba immunization clinic, pharmacy or medical clinic, you will need to get a record of your vaccination from the jurisdiction where you received your vaccine. Once you have your vaccination record, please use this online form to submit it, and your information will be updated. Individuals may also contact their local public health office with this information.
How much are the prizes, and how will they be distributed?
Up to $1.9 million will be awarded. Each lottery draw will include:
- Three prizes of $100,000 in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (excluding Churchill);
- a $100,000 prize in each of these regional health authorities – Prairie Mountain Health, Southern Health-Santé Sud, Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority and Northern Regional Health Authority (including Churchill) – for a total of $400,000; and
- 10 draws of $25,000 scholarships for young people aged 12 to 17 across the province, for a total of $250,000.
What should I do if I don’t want to participate in the lottery?
Individuals may choose not to participate in the Manitoba Vaccine Lottery. In order to withdraw from participating in the Manitoba Vaccination Lottery, you will need to provide your information to Manitoba Health and Seniors Care by filling out the online form located here, or by calling the Manitoba government inquiries line at 204-945-3744. Only necessary personal information and personal health information will be collected to withdraw you from participating in the Manitoba Vaccination Lottery.
I was immunized outside of Manitoba, but I live here. Am I still eligible?
Yes. If you did not receive your COVID-19 vaccine at a Manitoba immunization clinic, pharmacy or medical clinic, you will need to get a record of your vaccination from the jurisdiction where you received your vaccine. Once you have your vaccination record, please use this online form to submit it, and your information will be updated. Individuals may also contact their local public health office with this information.
Is my immunization and other health information secure?
Your personal health information and personal information is protected in accordance with The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) and The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and cannot be used or disclosed without your consent or as authorized by PHIA or FIPPA. Information from Manitoba’s immunization registry is used to determine who is eligible for the lottery, however no personal health information or personal information will be disclosed for the purposes of the lottery without your consent.
What organizations are involved in the lottery?
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries will be the responsible for both lotteries. A licensed gaming supplier will provide services to Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries in support of drawing the winners from the eligible participants. A charitable organization will be responsible for the administration of scholarships applicable to winners of the lottery aged 12-17 years. The Liquor Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) regulates and maintains oversight of the Vax to Win lottery and licenses the gaming supplier and the charitable organization that will manage the scholarship prizes for individuals aged 12-17.
Will the ‘Vax to Win’ lottery winners be required to be named publicly to claim their prize? If so, why is that necessary?
Yes. In order to claim their prize, all winners need to consent to the publication of their name and health region. As with all lotteries and raffles conducted in Manitoba, a winner’s name must be made public to provide transparency and preserve the integrity of the lottery draw. When a winner’s name is made public, it verifies that prizes have been won and shows that winners can come from every walk of life.
How can I be confident with the security and integrity of the draw?
The Vax to Win lottery has enacted several measures to ensure that your information remains confidential and the draw process is secure. Your Personal Health Identification Number (PHIN) from Manitoba Health is encrypted and randomized before it’s sent to Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries for the draw and people directly involved in the handling of data and their direct families are ineligible from winning. Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are also ineligible.
In addition, KPMG, a professional external audit firm, has been engaged by the Province of Manitoba to perform agreed upon procedures on the Vax to Win lottery. They will be involved in observing selected key security and integrity controls, assessing the detailed draw process and providing recommendations where appropriate to enhance draw security and integrity. The LGCA regulates and maintains oversight of the Vax to Win lottery and licenses the gaming supplier, Funding Change, that selects the randomized encrypted numbers. The LGCA also oversees the charitable organization that will manage the scholarship prizes for individuals aged 12-17.
Ways to Help
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine
from official sources.