Gov. Polis announces newest vaccine drawing winners


DENVER — Another vaccinated Coloradan has won $1 million, as Gov. Jared Polis announced the latest winner of the Colorado Comeback Cash drawing Friday.

Pete Vegas is a food and agriculture business owner in Boulder, and plans on investing some of that money into his mortgage, outdoor gear and the regenerative agriculture infrastructure at his business.

“Most of the money is going to an area that I’m very passionate about,” Vegas said. “I’m very concerned about climate change and the effect the human race has had on the environment.”

Also Friday, Polis announced the second round of winners for the scholarship drawing, which awards $50,000 scholarships to five vaccinated Coloradans between the ages of 12 and 17. They are:

  • Sabine Manske, 17, of Littleton
  • Hannah Blackman, 17, of Golden
  • Levi T of Boulder
  • Brady Roland, 16, of Arvada
  • Zen Ottensen, 17, of Parker

The $1 million drawing is open to all Coloradans 18 and over who have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine. Two more drawings will be held. The last day to qualify for a drawing is June 30.

The scholarship drawing is open to Coloradans ages 12-17 who have received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The state will give away a total of 25 scholarships worth $50,000 each. One drawing with five winners will be held each week until July 5, with the final winners announced on July 9.

The winners of the first two $1 million drawings were women from Mead and Littleton. The first five winners of the scholarship drawing were students from Centennial, Longmont, Boulder, Mesa County, and Littleton.

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