Registration for West Virginia vaccination lottery open

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Registration for West Virginia’s vaccination lottery opened Friday, giving West Virginians 12 and older an opportunity for getting at least one coronavirus vaccine dose.

Prizes for the sweepstakes — named “Do It For Babydog: Save a life, Change your life” after Gov. Jim Justice’s bulldog — includes $1 million, new trucks, weekend getaways to West Virginia State Parks, hunting and fishing licenses, custom firearms and two full four-year scholarships to any public institution in the state.

There will be a grand prize and runner-up prize of $1,588,000 and $588,000, in which the recipients will be announced Aug. 4.

“This is a lifechanging opportunity in more ways than one,” Justice said Friday. “You have the power to not only safeguard your health as we continue to battle COVID-19, but you can also take home a number of wonderful prizes. It’s a win-win situation that I hope all West Virginians will take advantage of.”

The seven drawings will begin June 17 and continue through Aug. 2. Winners will be announced June 20, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 and Aug. 4.

People can register for the lottery at

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