Littleton woman is second winner of Colorado’s $1 million vaccine drawing


DENVER — A mother of two from Littleton is the second winner of Colorado’s $1 million Comeback Cash vaccine drawing, Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday.

The winner, Stephanie Ward of Littleton, said both she and her husband have been working two jobs for the past two years.

“This money is going to take a huge burden off for both of us, so that we don’t have to continue to work two jobs to help support our family,” she said. “My plan for the money is really to try to stay humble, invest in my kids’ college careers, pay off some debt, and maybe invest a little bit.”

Ward said she and her family “were not all in agreement” about getting the vaccine at first.

“We sat down and we thought about it together and weighed the risk and the benefits and what was appropriate for our family, and ultimately we decided that the benefits outweighed any fears that we had,” she said.

Ward said she and her family “just recently” got the second dose of the vaccine together.

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

The winner of the first drawing was announced last Friday.

Earlier this week, Polis announced the first five winners of the Colorado Comeback Cash scholarship drawing, which is open to Coloradans ages 12-17 who have received at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

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