‘Vax and Scratch’ Program to be Extended at New Sites Next Week, Niagara Falls Conference and Events Center Included

Individuals Vaccinated at One of Ten State Mass Vaccination Sites Will Receive a Free $20 NYS Lottery Scratch-off Ticket

Sites Open to Walk-ins and Appointments May 31 to June 4; All Sites Open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the “Vax and Scratch” program — which provides free NYS lottery scratch-off tickets to individuals 18 and older with a grand prize of $5 million — will extend into next week at ten new state mass vaccination sites.

The participating sites will be open from Monday, May 31 through June 4. All sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The program will not impact education funding.

The prize payout for this game is available below:


The ticket, which is sold by retailers across the state for $20, will be provided free to individuals 18+ who take their first dose of Pfizer or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one of the sites. The sites are open to both walk-ins and appointments.

Sites participating in the program next week are:

Aqueduct Racetrack
Racing Hall
110-00 Rockaway Blvd
South Ozone Park, NY 11420

Crossgates Mall
Former Lord & Taylor – Lower Level
1 Crossgates Mall Road
Albany, NY 12203

Javits Center
429 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Niagara Falls Conference and Events Center
101 Old Falls St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Plattsburgh International Airport
Connecticut Building
213 Connecticut Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12903

Rockland Community College Fieldhouse
145 College Road
Suffern, NY

State Fair Expo Center
NYS Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13209

SUNY Binghamton
10 Gannett Drive
Johnson City, NY 13790

SUNY Old Westbury
Clark Center, Gate C
Store Hill Road and Cherry Road
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606