Last week’s second winner of $1,000 gets his prize

Posted on Jul 23 2021

In this frame grab from the Facebook Live video, Road to 80 host Brad Ruszala, left, presents Joseph Dalupo his $1,000 prize at the Marina Heights Business Park yesterday morning. (SAIPAN TRIBUNE)

The second winner of last Friday’s $1,000 raffle courtesy of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign Road to 80 received his cash prize yesterday afternoon, hand-delivered by raffle host Brad Ruszala at the Marina Heights Business Park. The handoff, like past and future prize handoffs over the course of the Road to 80 campaign, was streamed on Facebook Live.

Although Road to 80 identified Joseph Dalupo as a winner last Friday, he was only able to claim his prize once he was fully vaccinated. Dalupo received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday and was promptly given his money. When asked for brief remarks, Dalupo expressed thanks to Road to 80 for the cash prize.

Everyone who has received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson or Janssen vaccine in the CNMI are automatically entered into Road to 80’s series of weekly raffles. As of Thursday afternoon, this means that the selection pool for this Friday’s and future Road to 80 raffles comprises 31,000 people.

To claim their prizes, those who received the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines will need to show proof that they are fully vaccinated through providing the second vaccination confirmation number issued after scheduling an appointment for the second dose. Those who received the Johnson & Johnson or Janssen vaccines are good to go, and will receive their prize.

One winner of $1,500 will be announced on Facebook Live at 5pm today on Road to 80’s official Facebook page. Road to 80’s page can be found at Next Friday, July 30, one winner of $2,000 will be announced.

Those interested in receiving their COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment online at or over the phone at 682-SHOT (7468).

Joshua Santos | Reporter
Joshua Santos is a Mount Carmel School AlumKnight and University of Florida Gator Grad with a passion for writing. He is one of Saipan Tribune’s newest reporters. Josh enjoys golf, chess, and playing video games with friends in his spare time. Reach out to him @rarebasedjosh on all socials.
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