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."
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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