RALEIGH, N.C. — It's been a week since the second North Carolina vaccine lottery drawing happened, and we now know who the winners are.
NCDHHS announces the winners of the $1 million prize, Natalie Everett, of Pineville and the $125,000 college scholarship winner is 16-year-old Jessica Klima of Greensboro.
Everett said she was moved to get vaccinated after spending time researching the vaccine.
"I had COVID-19 and after doing a lot of research, I believe getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent me from getting the virus again," Everett said.
Klima said she was inspired to get vaccinated after her parents were vaccinated. She has big plans to help others thanks to her scholarship money.
"I plan to go to college and become a physical therapist, so I can help people the way I’ve seen them help others," Klima said.
The first two winners of the North Carolina lottery were announced on June 28. Shelly Wyramon of Forsyth received a $1 million prize as the state’s first Your Shot at A Million Summer Cash drawing and 14-year-old Vania Bazan Martinez, a high school freshman in Wilmington, won the Cash 4 College prize.
The third vaccine lottery drawing will happen on Wednesday, July 21. Those who have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are automatically entered into the drawing. If you got the shot after Gov. Roy Cooper announced the lottery, you'll be entered twice.
You must be 18 or older to be eligible for the $1 million prize. Teenagers ages 12-17 years old who've had the shot are entered into the scholarship drawing.
A retired teacher from Winston-Salem won the $1 million prize in the first vaccine lottery drawing in June.