ALBANY – The first round of winners in New York’s #VaxAndWin sweepstakes were announced Thursday by Governor Kathy Hochul, with a Chautauqua County resident taking home several football related prizes.
Chautauqua counties’ Andrew Pullan has won Buffalo Bills related prizes including game tickets, special in-game experiences, stadium tours, signed gear, FaceTime calls with alumni players, and more from their favorite team.
New York State’s #VaxAndWin Football Sweepstakes is a new incentive program designed to encourage unvaccinated New Yorkers to get vaccinated in partnership with New York’s professional football teams.
The State will administer the random drawing and new winners will be selected each week over five weeks total. Four drawings remain after this week.
All New Yorkers who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose September 9 to October 24 are eligible.
“This incentive program provides yet another reason for New Yorkers to roll up their sleeves so together, as one New York team, we can defeat COVID once and for all. I congratulate all of the first-round winners for doing their part, and I thank New York’s professional football teams for their support in helping us to celebrate New Yorkers who get vaccinated,” said Governor Hochul.
The State Department of Health has verified the vaccination status of winners.