Road to 80 raffle winner gets her $1,500; $2,000 on Friday

Posted on Jul 28 2021

From left, Deep Blue Scuba Diving & Adventure owners Seonghwan Kwak and Eun Jeong Cho share a photo with Road to 80 raffle host Brad Ruszala, right, outside of their business in Garapan on Tuesday morning. Cho was last week’s winner of Road to 80’s $1,500 raffle. This Friday, July 30, one winner of $2,000 will be announced at 5pm on Road to 80’s Facebook page. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

The winner of last Friday’s $1,500 raffle hosted by the COVID-19 vaccination campaign Road to 80 received her prize on Tuesday morning, with Eun Jeong Cho, who owns Deep Blue Scuba Diving in Garapan with her husband, getting her cash prize in a Facebook Live event—like all past Road to 80 handoffs.

Raffle host Brad Ruszala gave Cho her $1,500 in cash outside of the couple’s business. In brief remarks after receiving her prize, Cho said she hopes more people would go out and get vaccinated to get closer to herd immunity “so that everyone can return to pre-COVID-19 life as soon as possible.”

This Friday, July 30, one winner of $2,000 will be announced at 5pm on Road to 80’s Facebook page.

Road to 80’s series of weekly raffles, which began on July 16, will only pull from a pool of the tens of thousands of people in the CNMI that have 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.

From this week to week seven, the weekly cash prizes are as follows: $1,500; $2,000; $2,500; $3,000; $3,500; $4,000. On Aug. 28 at the Taste of the Marianas main stage, multiple winners of thousands of dollars and one winner of a 2020 Nissan Rogue 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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