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‘I Thought It Was A Scam’: Darrell Washington Of Weymouth, Daniela Maldonado Of Chelsea Named First VaxMillions Winners

‘I Thought It Was A Scam’: Darrell Washington Of Weymouth, Daniela Maldonado Of Chelsea Named First VaxMillions Winners

BOSTON (CBS) – The first winners of the Massachusetts COVID vaccine lottery, dubbed VaxMillions, were announced Thursday. Darrell Washington, 63, of Weymouth won the initial $1 million prize, while 15-year-old Chelsea High School student Daniela Maldonado won a $300,000 college scholarship. Fully-vaccinated residents in Massachusetts are eligible to sign up for the five drawings. People over 18 can win the $1 million prizes, while residents 12-17 years old can win college scholarships. Gov. Charlie Baker announced the first winners at a news conference at the State House. “Today is a pretty big day,” said Baker. Both Washington and Maldonado said when they received the...

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