Vax 2 the Max: Names of latest winners released

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The State of New Mexico announced the names of the second round of winners in the Vax 2 the Max Sweepstakes:

  • Mr. Edward Nieves of Santa Fe
  • Mr. Robert Padilla of Tijeras
  • Mr. Kelley Smith of Ruidoso
  • Jocelyn Kidd from Las Cruces

Each winner is taking home $250,000.

Non-winning entries will be carried over to each successive drawing. New Mexicans who have opted in to the sweepstakes do not have to opt in again to remain eligible for future drawings. Vaccinated New Mexicans who have not yet opted in to the sweepstakes still can opt in for future drawings at The deadline to opt in for each drawing is 6 p.m. the night before the drawing.

New Mexicans who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination may opt in to the sweepstakes.

The next $1 million drawing is scheduled for July 16, followed by drawings scheduled for July 23 and July 30.

A grand prize drawing of $5 million is scheduled for early August.