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Charleston woman wins truck as latest vaccination lottery winners are announced

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The latest winner of a custom-made pickup truck in the ‘Do It For Babydog’ COVID-19 vaccination lottery has never driven a truck but is now looking forward to driving her own.

Hope To of Charleston was surprised with the Rocky Ridge truck by Gov. Jim Justice and Babydog on Wednesday morning outside the governor’s mansion.

“I’m so happy. I never win anything before,” she said. “I’d love to drive this truck.”

To says she was vaccinated before the lottery was announced. She encouraged West Virginians who have not received a shot to do so.

“I think it’s good for people to do it for their health, you know,” she said.

Joe Sizemore, To’s son-in-law was there Wednesday and echoed a similar message about vaccinations. He said it was a group decision for the family to get shots.

“It’s really exciting,” he said of To winning the truck. “It couldn’t have happened to a better person. She’s very selfless, lives a frugal life and this is really cool she wins something like this.”

Justice will be in Morgantown and Triadelphia Wednesday afternoon to announce more winners.

VIEW: Full list of Week 5 prize winners

On Wednesday, the state DHHR reported 869,189 West Virginians 12 and older have been fully vaccinated, equaling 55.8%.

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