Last week’s winner of $2,000 gets his prize; $2,500 today

Posted on Aug 05 2021

Vicente Iriarte, who was last Friday’s winner of $2,000 in the Road to 80 raffle draw, finally got hold of his prize yesterday, soon after getting his second vaccine shot—and thus be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Road to 80 program manager and raffle host Brad Ruszala personally handed Iriarte his prize yesterday morning during a Facebook livestream from the Marianas High School vaccination outreach site.

During the livestream, Ruszala announced what is coming up next in prizes as part of Road to 80 vaccination campaign. One winner of $2,500 will be announced today and that $3,000 will be raffled off on Aug. 13; $3,500 on Aug. 20; and $4,000 on Aug. 27.

Road to 80’s grand finale on Aug. 28 at the Taste of the Marianas main stage will feature six raffles: three $2,500 prizes each for Saipan, Tinian, and Rota, and three CNMI-wide raffles to select one winner each for $5,000, $15,000, and a 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport.

Today, Aug. 5, Road to 80 will be selecting one winner of $2,500 during a livestream on its Facebook page. To qualify, a person must be a CNMI resident and must have already received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson or Janssen vaccine. Everyone who has registered at to be vaccinated and has received their shots qualify for the raffle.

For winners to claim their prize, they must submit proof that they are fully vaccinated. For those who received the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, this means providing the second vaccine confirmation number. Those who received the Johnson & Johnson or Janssen vaccines only need to provide their single vaccine confirmation number.

Road to 80’s Facebook page can be found at

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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