Michigan COVID vaccine sweepstakes: Here are the $50,000 winners from July 7-17

Norman Korpi, Vivian Zhong help announce winners

MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes
MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes

Michigan announced another round of winners from the $50,000 daily COVID vaccine sweepstakes drawings on Tuesday.

As part of the MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes, the state is rewarding one person who received a COVID vaccine with $50,000 for every day in July. On Tuesday, the winners from July 7-17 were announced.

Protect Michigan Commission Director Kerry Ebersole Singh was joined by MTV “Real World: New York” cast member Norman Korpi and Miss Michigan 2021 Vivian Zhong to announced Tuesday’s winners.

NOTE: A winner was not announced for July 14 because that paperwork has not been processed. That winner will be announced in the next round.

Here are the winners:

  • July 7: Leslie Boney, from West Bloomfield
  • July 8: Johnathon Barraw, from Traverse City
  • July 9: Mikayla Alexander, from Detroit
  • July 10: Erika Smith, from Flint
  • July 11: Majid Al-hacham, from Dearborn Heights
  • July 12: Anthony Carroll, from Detroit
  • July 13: Jonelle Shannon, from Grand Rapids
  • July 15: Jacqueline Mabee, from Allegan
  • July 16: Clara Jekel, from Holland
  • July 17: Ke’Lexis Love, from Flint

Michiganders who get a dose of the COVID vaccine by July 30 are eligible for the $50,000 giveaway on the day they received their shot, as well as the top prize of $2 million.

As of Monday, more than 2.2 million Michiganders had applied for the grand prizes since July 1, according to the state. Nearly 98,000 children ages 12-17 have signed up for the college scholarship drawing, officials said.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer set a goal of getting 70% of eligible residents vaccinated. As of Thursday, 62.9% of Michiganders 16 and older -- 5,091,577 people -- had received at least one dose.


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