Two winners of $1,000 named Friday; $1,500 raffle on July 23

Posted on Jul 19 2021

The CNMI’s vaccination campaign, “Road to 80,” announced two lucky winners of its $1,000 raffle over Facebook Live on Friday—the first in a series of seven raffles hosted by the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, with the winner of a $1,500 prize being announced next Friday.

For this raffle and the six other upcoming raffles in the following weeks, 10 vaccine confirmation numbers are drawn, and all 10 will be called in order from what was picked first to last to determine if at least one confirmation number belongs to a CNMI resident. Last Friday, two lucky winners who will each get $1,000 were chosen, and the winners will be announced on the Road to 80 Facebook page at a later time. As of press time Sunday, the two winners have yet to be named.

To qualify for the raffles, an individual has to be a CNMI resident and has to have received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson or Janssen vaccine, and have their vaccine confirmation number through registering online at

As of Sunday, almost 31,000 individuals have received their first or single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and are all eligible for the series of raffles. Capping the weekly prizes is the announcement of multiple winners of thousands of dollars and one winner of a 2020 Nissan Rogue at the Taste of the Marianas main stage on Aug. 28 at 8pm.

Present during the live stream on Friday was raffle host Brad Ruszala, Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. chief executive officer Esther Muna, COVID-19 Task Force chair Warren Villagomez, CHCC administrator Heather Pangelinan, and other members of the CNMI’s public and private sector.

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

According to CHCC’s COVID-19 dashboard, as of Sunday, 68.7% of the CNMI’s eligible population are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Road to 80’s official Facebook page, and more information on the upcoming raffles, can be found at

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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