- Amazon said it's handed cars or $100,000 cash prizes to eight of its frontline workers.
- The winners entered a sweepstake restricted to employees who prove they're vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Two grand prizes of $500,000 each are still up for grabs.
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Amazon said it's handed cars or $100,000 cash prizes to a handful of frontline workers who entered a company lottery restricted to fully-vaccinated employees.
According to a post Monday on Amazon Vest Life, four warehouse workers and one Whole Foods employee were each awarded cars worth up to $40,000.
Last week, the same account said two Amazon workers and one Whole Foods employee had each been awarded $100,000 cash prizes, and were the first winners in the sweepstake.
Last week's post said two grand prizes, each of $500,000, would be awarded on October 7 and 14.
To enter into the sweepstake, Amazon and Whole Foods hourly frontline staff in the US must upload proof of full vaccination to the company's internal portal. There is a maximum of one prize per participant, according to the rules.
Amazon launched Max-Your-Vax in August. The sweepstake also offers vaccinated employees the chance to win a vacation valued at $12,000 plus 40 hours of paid time off.
Bloomberg reported in August that Amazon estimated the program would cost it about $2 million overall.