Gov. Whitmer announces first 4 winners of $50,000 from Michigan COVID vaccine sweepstakes

Governor names first round of daily drawing winners

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer breaks down the "MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes."

LANSING, Mich. – On Wednesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the first round of $50,000 drawing winners from Michigan’s COVID vaccine sweepstakes.

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State officials said 1,783,320 million Michiganders have entered the vaccine sweepstakes, which includes a daily drawing for a $50,000 reward. There are 80,328 younger residents signed up for the scholarship drawing.

The “MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes” is designed to incentivize Michiganders to get vaccinated for COVID-19. It includes 30 daily drawings for $50,000, a $1 million prize and a $2 million prize. Children ages 12-17 can enter to win one of nine four-year college scholarships.

Michigan COVID vaccine sweepstakes: Who can enter, how to sign up, prize list, full details

Whitmer’s goal is to reach the statewide goal of 70% of residents ages 16 and up receiving the COVID vaccine. As of Monday, 62.4% had received at least one dose.

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